Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
It’s a fantastic supplement to the school’s science curriculum. Sixteen students from Saint Mary’s Elementary School’s Science Olympiad Team competed in the annual regional Science Olympiad competition held on March 16 at Kellenberg Memorial High School. In total, 42 schools competed, three of which were Catholic elementary schools. St. Mary’s placed fifth of 42 teams and will compete on the State level on April 12 at Syracuse University.
The Science Olympiad is a national organization whose goals include bringing science to life and emphasizing the problem-solving aspects of science and the understanding of scientific concepts. It strives to create a technologically literate workforce and provides recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.
St. Mary’s has competed in the Science Olympiad for the last 11 years. Preparation for the competition typically involves classroom time dedicated to the event, however this year students showed great dedication and team spirit because the significant preparation was done on their own time, as a club based program with their moderators. Their efforts, once again, showed great return with nine medals in various categories ranging from the “Rotor Egg Drop” to “Shock Value” and “Mystery Architecture.”
Congratulations to team members Maeve Anand, Calvin Bernic, Lauren Bernic, Kelia Broderick, Kristen Byrne, Jason Cuomo, Nicholas Heid, Tommy Keating, Cara Kurkjian, TJ Li, Tammy Ng, Charlotte Simone, Will Simone, Breana Stones, Kara Walsh, Peilong Yang and their moderators, Mrs. Portuese, Mrs. Merzbacher, Mrs. Donnelly and Mrs. Fligman for their stellar achievements.
Congratulations to the following students for medaling in the Science Olympiads:
Jason Cuomo and Tommy Keating- 1st Place, Rotor Egg Drop
Charlotte Simone and Kristen Byrne- 2nd Place, Mouse Trap Car
Jason Cuomo and Kelia Broderick- 3rd Place, Forestry
Nick Heid and Calvin Bernic- 3rd Place, Mystery Architecture
Calvin Bernic and Tommy Keating- 3rd Place, Road Scholar
Will Simone and Breana Stones- 4th Place, Mission Possible
Cara Kurkjian and Tommy Keating- 4th Place, Shock Value
Kara Walsh and Kristen Byrne- 5th Place, Endangered Species
Maeve Anand and Tommy Keating- 5th Place, Helicopters
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.