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Seniors At Science Fair

Aalami qualifies for international competition

Six Roslyn High School seniors placed at the highly competitive Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) held this month at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Arshia Aalami, Matthew Borin, Kevin Mohabir, Paul Rogofsky, Alain Sherman, and Daniel Wasserman earned accolades.  Approximately 600 students from across the island who worked on more than 400 projects vied for 20 coveted spots to the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held this May in Phoenix, AZ.  Earning one of those spots was Roslyn High School student, Arshia Aalami. “I am ecstatic to be given the opportunity to present my project in Phoenix, and I hope to best represent my school and region at the international fair. “

Working with Roslyn High School Secondary Coordinator of Research, Dr. Allyson Weseley, Arshia ran two experiments to look at gender differences in self-promotion. The first revealed that boys were more likely to self-promote in their college essays than were girls. For the second study, Arshia designed an experiment to see if guidance counselors and college admissions officers viewed self-promotion in college essays on the part of male and female students differently; they did. When an essay that employed self-promotion was attributed to a girl, she was viewed as less likable, less socially skilled, and less likely to be accepted to a college than a male applicant said to have written the identical essay. 


News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

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.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

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.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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