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The Heiress Hits Mineola High School This Week

Written by Colleen Maidhof Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

The Mineola High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 276 will present The Heiress on Nov. 22 and 23. Students are now utilizing every last minute rehearsing, in effort to perfect their performance.

 

Director Matt DeLuca, knew that this was the perfect performance for this group of teenagers. He said, “If I’m ever going to do this play, this is definitely going to be the year.” The director, who is aiming to make this high school performance look like a college performance said, “I have confidence in these talented actors and actresses, I am confident that the audience will be amazed.” 

 

DeLuca chose The Heiress because of its well-written content. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square, this is the emotionally charged tale of a young woman’s desperate search for the love she has been deprived of all her life. The action takes place in Dr. Sloper’s beautifully appointed parlor on Washington Square in New York City in the 1850s.

 

Laramie Project Comes To Wheatley

Written by Sheri ArbitalJacoby Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

The Wheatley Theater Company will present The Laramie Project Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. in The Wheatley School. Nineteen talented teens will portray nearly 70 characters in the emotionally charged, consciousness-raising production.

 

Based on a shocking event that reverberated around the world, The Laramie Project recounts how a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of

Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of New York’s Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with local residents. From these accounts, they wrote the play which chronicles Laramie in the year following the murder. 

 

Mineola To Present The Heiress

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

The Mineola High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 276 will present The Heiress on Nov. 22 and 23. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and suggested by the Henry James novel Washington Square, this is the emotionally charged tale of a young woman’s desperate search for the love she has been deprived of all her life. 

 

The Heiress made its fourth appearance on Broadway last year, starring Jessica Chastain as the shy, plain young heiress, Catherine Sloper, and David Strathairn as her cold and distant father, Dr. Austin Sloper. High school seniors Rebecca B Bastos and Quinn Ginsberg will take on these rich and challenging roles. 

 

Children’s Cultural Arts Series Announced

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

The Mineola District Council of PTAs recently announced the Children’s Cultural Arts Series for the 2013-14 school year. The program consists of shows taking place at the Mineola High School Theatre located at 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park (one block south of Jericho Turnpike). 

 

Wheatley Students Named Finalist, Semifinalist

Written by Mineola American STaff Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

The Wheatley School recently announced regional finalists and semifinalists for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

 

Junior Arjun Kapoor was announced as a regional finalist. Kapoor worked with Sahil Abbi, a student from the neighboring Herricks High School, and Connor Abbott from New Haven, Connecticut.  Their project, titled “The optimization of parallel computing network topologies using simulated annealing with a novel distance recalculation algorithm” was performed at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Professor Yufan Deng.  The group was one of only five projects in the New York region chosen as finalists.  They will be competing at the Regional Finals competition hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 15-16.

 

Senior Aakash Jhaveri was given the distinction of semifinalist for his project titled “Apol1 variants induce necrotic cell death in human podocytes via increased lysosome membrane permeability”.  Jhaveri did his research at the North Shore LIJ Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset.

 

Children’s Cultural Arts Series Announced

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

The Mineola District Council of PTAs recently announced the Children’s Cultural Arts Series for the 2013-14 school year. The program consists of three wonderful shows with the first performance, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, on the best-selling book by Judith Viorst on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Mineola High School Theatre located at 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park (one block south of Jericho Turnpike). 

 

Around Our Schools: October 31, 2013

Written by Mineola American Staff, mineola@antonnews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Mineola Shines At Marching Band Competition

The Mineola School District Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Mineola Music Parent’s Association recently hosted the 33rd Annual Marching Band Competition at Michael J. Tully Stadium in New Hyde Park. Thirteen bands and approximately 1,300 students – including Mineola’s – performed at the event, which was attended by more than 2,000 spectators. Mineola High School’s marching band took first place in their class at the competition, tying Mineola for second place in the state.

 

Children’s Cultural Arts Series Announced

Written by Mineola American Staff, mineola@antonnews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

The Mineola District Council of PTAs recently announced the Children’s Cultural Arts Series for the 2013-14 school year. The program consists of three wonderful shows with the first performance, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, on the best-selling book by Judith Viorst on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Mineola High School Theatre located at 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park (one block south of Jericho Turnpike).

The second show, Bubblemania with Seth Bloom is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band music and unbelievable bubbles. This show is on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The final show dubbed Laser Science Spectacular And Takes Plance On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 At 2 P.m.

 

School Buzz

Written by Sanskriti Bimal Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Featured Teacher: Sue Kennedy

As a young girl growing up beside parks and beaches, Mineola School District teacher Sue Kennedy instantly developed a keen interest in all things environmental. Finding organisms and plant life alongside her childhood home only fueled her curiosity, and lead her to believe she would pursue a career in biology

 

However, experiencing what it was like to teach during a peer tutoring session in her senior year of high school, Kennedy realized her one true calling was helping others understand a subject in which she was fond of and they needed help.

 

Mineola Opens New Park

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and the village board of trustees officially opened Emory Road Park on Saturday Oct. 5.

 

Emory Road Park is the first new park created in the village of Mineola in more than 40 years, according to the village records.  The park is designed for use by children age 5-12 and is also the first park ever in the northwest section of Mineola.

 

“We are committed to providing our residents with the best family-oriented public amenities village resources allow,” said Mayor Strauss. “Our families deserve nothing less.”

 

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