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Science Olympiad Team Earns Medal

The Bunsen Berners Science Olympiad Team from Alfred G. Berner Middle School won a third-place medal at the 2014 Division B Regional Competition after going against 39 other schools throughout Nassau County in more than 20 events centered on science, technology, and engineering. The team came in 16th place overall.

Ryan Catapano and Luke Colavita placed third in the “Crime Busters” event. Ninth graders Christopher Hadsall, Liam Bach, Morgan Schnee, John Yevoli, Michael Lam, Stephen Urli, Antonio Gargano and Giovanni D’Agostino; eighth graders James Oates, Mary Glynn and Ella Schnee; and seventh graders Ariana Fang, William LaMassa and Nino Baghshvili were integral members of the team.

“The team could not have gotten this far without the assistance of student coaches Brandan Lawrence, Andrew Lam, David Schector and Christopher Lam; the support of the parents, the building administration from both Berner and Ames, and Mrs. Lisa Caputo, the district’s curriculum associate for science,” said  Science Olympiad coaches Theresa O’Connor and Scott Luxenberg. “We are very proud of all they accomplished this year.”

News

Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.

“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”

A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.


Sports

Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.

The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.

In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.

Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.

Calendar

YES Fundraiser

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29

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