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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

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


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