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Science Olympians

The Western Long Island Regional Science Olympiad Competition was recently held at C.P. Weber Middle School. The competition was intense, but when it was over the team from Island Trees Middle School finished 18th in a field of 40 teams. The achievement was the result of the hard work, skill and dedication of students who represented Island Trees at the competition. 

 

During the competition, performances were turned in by Yoon Ho Choi, Jordan Miller, James Kohler and Jugraj Lochab.  Students who placed in the competition were Kenny Chan and Kirsten Krick-  12th place in Rocks & Minerals; Shannon Thearle and Neelofer

Mohmand – 12th place in Entomology; Kirsten Krick and Jimmy Mossman  -10th place in Road Scholar; Shannon Thearle and Kristina Welsh – 8th place in Invasive Species; and Stephen Black and Mya Serrano - 8th place in Dynamic Planet.

 

Winners included: David Wendt and Sohrab Saljooki who took 2nd place in Metric Mastery; and David Wendt, Justin Zhang and Ethan Garcia, who took 6th place in Shock Value.

 

— Submitted by Island Trees Memorial Middle School Principal Dr. Roger Bloom

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


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com