Increased Number of Student Fights Troubling
At the Manhasset Board of Education meeting on Jan. 20, Tom Maimone, board president, announced he was happy to report the committee on outsourcing transportation had been formed. Letters were being sent to notify those residents selected. Shortly after Maimone's announcement, during "public comment" Bill D'Antonio said that 10 years ago a study had been done on transportation and there were problems then, and there were problems now. D'Antonio felt the problem was management. With all the studies being done he wondered who was going to study management. He said if we don't get that in place we are "spinning our wheels." Larry Belinsky, board member, responded that Rosemary Johnson, newly hired part-time internal accountant, was in fact studying management, creating an efficiency report, and all information gathered would be factored into whether to outsource or not. He said she met earlier in the week with the Citizens Advisory Committee for transportation. Larry Jones, attending with other members from the district's transportation department, asked if there was a deadline to decide and was told, hopefully, by the end of February.
Two Manhasset High School Students Named Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists
Two students from Manhasset High School were recently named semifinalists in the 2005 Intel Science Talent Search. The students, Brinda Alagesan, and Nicholas Calluzzo were each awarded $1,000 scholarships, while Manhasset High School will receive $2,000 to be applied toward its science and math programs. Both students have been part of the Manhasset Science Research Program for four years. They were also selected as Siemens Westinghouse Regional Semifinalists this past November. In addition, Alagesan was an INTEL ISEF finalist presenting her research (a different project) in Portland, Oregon last May.
Lacrosse Registration Deadline Approaches
This Sunday, Jan. 30 is the last day for lacrosse travel team registration for grades 3 to 8.
NC Sports Commission Invites Athlete and Coach Nominations From Community
The Nassau County Sports Commission (NCSC) announced that its 11th Annual Awards Dinner will be held on April 11 at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place. The dinner honors athletes for excellence in sports, academics, and community service, and coaches for exceptional commitment to athletes, sportsmanship and community. These awards are given on both the high school and collegiate levels.
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