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Plainview-Old Bethpage DECA Students Excel

Seventy-eight Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFK) students recently traveled to Anaheim, California to join 16,000 students from all over the world to participate in DECA’s 67th International Career Development Conference Competition. Students presented business projects they have worked on throughout the school year and tested their business skills.  Eighteen POBJFK students were finalists in their respective competitions and three students, Joshua Fried, Stephanie Horowitz and Shirel Ozinci were awarded “Top Ten” recognition for their project. Senior Jamie Bernstein received a $1,000 scholarship for her hard work, dedication and leadership skills.

Other individuals and teams who placed as event finalists in competitive events included:

Randi Madonna: Entrepreneurship Participating, Creating a Franchise

Ashley Hilfman, Taylor Shwide, Scott Wolfe: Entrepreneurship Written

Richard Sadick, Samantha Strum, Sydney Wasserman: Finance Operations Research

Adam Gross, Dan Marino, Brett Pinsky: Sports & Entertainment Operations Research

Jamie Bernstein, Daryl Simon: Learn & Earn Project

Erin Gross, Samantha Kaminski, Hahney Yo: Community Service Project.

News

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, military veterans and Gold Star families will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Plainview is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending an exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Last month, despite concerns about lack of confidence in the validity of eligibility information provided by the county assessor’s office, the Plainview trustees voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School business teams placed second and third in the Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. They competed against two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County for scholarships and cash awards from various sponsors.  

On April 9, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, student teams had 10 minutes to convince a panel of expert judges that their plan for a business in the Plaza of the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is feasible and would be successful.


Calendar

Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19

Rainbows

Friday, April 18



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