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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

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


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