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.
Herricks School District teacher Karen Hughes was recently honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Harvard Club of Long Island.
Hughes, who is currently president of the Herricks Association of Administrators and Supervisors, was one of 14 Long Island teachers to receive the award at the Harvard Club of Long Island’s recent University Relations Luncheon.
Hughes was nominated by Benjamin Pleat, a former student of Hughes and current freshman at Harvard College.
Shannon Thomas was named New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s Student of the Month. Thomas is a gifted and diligent 12th grade student who has a particular talent for mathematics. She is currently taking AP Calculus and has been a very active member of both junior and senior high school Mathletes for the past several years.
This year, Thomas was a vital member of our Senior High Mathlete team that won first place in the division for the season.
Deepa Datta, of North New Hyde Park, decided to read some of her favorite classics at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park. Here, she is reading George Orwell’s 1984.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School recognized Cole Romano and Armaan Shah as its Students of the Month.
Herricks High School student Ankoor Talwar was one of five students chosen to compete as a national finalist in the Junior Science and Humanities Competition scheduled for April 23-27 in Washington, D.C.
Talwar, 17, was selected from a group of 230 high school students at the regional Junior Science and Humanities competition which was held on March 9 at York College. Only qualified students were invited to present their PowerPoint of their research by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in their regional symposia.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School recognized Sam Kooran and David Rackoff as its Students of the Month. Kooran is an outstanding student devoted to both his living environment class and science research. He is a student that goes above and beyond any classroom setting when it comes to science.
The Herricks Model UN class and club recently traveled Washington DC, where they attended the George Washington University Model UN Conference for the sixth consecutive year. They joined over 1250 other students from around the world. This year, the event was run by a number of Herricks alumni, including recent GWU graduate Chris Longman and current students Ben Carleton, Mickey Di-Battista, Blake Goodman and Laura Longman.
The sixth grade students of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Odyssey program recently debated a hypothetical senate bill at the New Hyde Park Village Hall. This debate was the culminating activity in their participation of the Constitution Works civics program.
Led by Odyssey teacher Sheila Bet, the students from the Garden City Park, New Hyde Park Road , Manor Oaks, Notre Dame and Hillside Grade schools held a lively debate and gained an understanding of what being a senator entailed.
— From the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District
New Hyde Park Memorial High School announced Michael Chang and Daniel Son and Jake Guercia as students of the month.
Guercia is a leader in Mr. Rotondaro’s physical education class. He helps set up and clean up activities. Guercia is a role model for other students. Guercia demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and is respected by the physical education department.
Chang and Son are both musicians in the seventh grade band. Change has a beautiful sound on the bass clarinet, and holds together the low woodwind section. He is very talented, and always prepared for class.
Son is an extremely strong alto saxophonist, who practices diligently. He is also very knowledgeable about music theory, and plays in the junior jazz ensemble with eighth and ninth graders.
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