Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
This year, the Science Olympiad team traveled to Yale University for another invitational competition. Teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Georgia competed against the Levittown students in 21 science categories. Division Avenue High School Class of 2011 valedictorian Karolina Ksiazek helped to organize the science events and gave the students a personal tour of the campus.
Last year, Division Avenue High School’s science research and technology students placed third at the invitational Science Olympiad competition at Islip High School. This competition challenged participants to compete as a team in 25 individual science events.
Under the direction of technology teacher Robert Flauto, the students earned first place in six of seven building events. Science teachers Sarah LaBonte and Gerard Marzigliano also guided the students to wins in six academic lab events.
Yale University Invitational Award Winners:
Boomilever – Nicholas Fuchs, Anthony Montoya and Savvas Papadopoulos – 4th place
Compound Machines – Bobby Evans and Savvas Papadopoulos – 4th place
Geologic Mapping – Bobby Evans and Kristin Schmidt – 5th place
MagLev – Alfredo Esposito and George Hores – 3rd place
MagLev – Danielle Kramer and Jason Tiemer – 6th place
Scrambler – Zack Kuller and Megan Oliveri – 4th place
Islip High School Invitational Award Winners:
Boomilever – Nicholas Fuchs and Anthony Montoya – 1st place
Bungee Drop – Christopher Giorlando and Michael McGarvey – 4th place
Compound Machines – Christian Magorrian and Fatima Maqsood – 1st place
Elastic Launch Glider – Christian Magorrian and Morgan Ward – 1st place
Elastic Launch Glider – Savvas Papadopoulos and Gabriela Pereira – 2nd place
MagLev – Danielle Kramer and Jason Tiemer – 1st place
MagLev – George Hores and Diana Pretter – 2nd place
Mission Impossible – Eric Beller and Christopher Thompson – 1st place
Mission Impossible – Krysten Garcia and Anthony Montoya – 2nd place
Scrambler – Bailey Gribben and Alexandra Sorbello – 1st place
Scrambler – Krysten Garcia and Michelle Pedreros – 2nd place
Scrambler – Zachery Kuller and Megan Oliveri – 4th place
Dynamic Planet – Anthony Montoya and Jason Tiemer – 4th place
Experimental Design – Haniya Abbasi, Sophia DeFranco and Bobby Evans – 2nd place
Experimental Design – Diana Pretter, Alexandra Sorbello and Brittany Voboril – 4th place
Entomology – Haniya Abbasi and Anna Yoo – 1st place
Entomology – Sally Phan and Melanie Popovitz – 4th place
Food Chemistry – Christopher Giorlando and Christian Magorrian – 3rd place
Forensics – Shannon Nadolny and Anna Yoo – 1st place
Technical Problem Solving – Eric Beller and George Hores – 5th place
— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.
In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.
“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.
“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”
During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.
Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.
Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).