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Herricks Shines In History Day

This year Herricks High School presented projects that were judged for New York State History Day on Monday, April 28. The district took top prizes in many categories as well as earning special awards. Herricks High School had seven out of their 11 projects win awards and five of those projects will be competing at the National competition in College Park, Md. in June.   

 

•Justin Senzer won first place for his documentary “The Empty Promise of Bhopal: Evolution of a Disaster.” He also won the Bassett Health Care Award.

 

•Angel Ding, Ravina Jain and Sachit Singal won second place for their group documentary “Unveiling the Truth: Women Under Khomeini.”

 

•Vanessa Sun won third place for her individual performance titled: “Checkmate: The Bobby Fischer Story.”

 

•Sabreen Bhuiya  won first place for her individual performance titled “The Square Deal.”

 

•Neil Patel, Ashwin Viswanathan, Sahil Abbi won third place for their group performance “Euthanasia.”

 

•Dustin Liu won first place for his individual exhibit “Crude Waters.”

 

•Marielle Lenowitz, Ashley Skaria, Lauren Paik, Gina Yoo won second place for their group exhibit “Blood on the Bars” and they also won the New York State Historical Society Award. 

 

•Maisha Savani and Irene Yip won third place for their group website “The Scopes Monkey Trials.”

 

•Joshua Somrah won the National Maritime Historical Society Award for his exhibit “Hijacking the High Seas.”

 

There were a total of seven senior projects from the Long Island region that have projects moving to the national level, with Herricks High School winning five.

 

— From Herricks High School


News

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.

Local school districts are reaffirming student hygiene standards in the wake of the non-polio enterovirus (EV- D68) that’s been found in the United States. A strain of the enterovirus was found in Southampton’s middle and high schools, but officials say it was not the virus that has caused the national EV-D68 outbreak.

 

The disease disproportionately affects infants, children and adolescents who lack immunity, according to the Center for Disease Control. School districts have been notified to follow New York State Health Department guidelines to combat possible infections.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


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PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

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