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Division Avenue HS Science Olympiad Students Place Third

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:

Technology

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

 

Academic Lab

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 


News

Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.

 

“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”

 

Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents. 

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8  who scored under 40.  Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”


Calendar

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