Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District has announced that 16 POB-JFK High School students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as Commended Students in the 2013-14 competition.
POBJFK students Nicolette Almer, Mustafa Ansari, Reva Butensky, Trisha Chabria, Benjamin Chasan, Brian Coakley, Corey Cohen, Ryan Gillman, Amanda Hedgecock, Ashley Hilfman, Henry Levine, Isabel Ren, Alexander Resnick, Vincent Song, Hannah Stewart and Alma Wang were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying (PSAT/NMSQT) Exam.
These academically talented high school seniors received this commendation for scoring in the top 50,000 out of the 1.5 million students who participated in the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
A Plainview professor coached a young Farmingdale math talent all the way to a mathematical championship recently.
Farmingdale State College sophomore Javier Garcia took first place in the 2013 annual U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Championship, part of the Mathematical Association of America’s conference, Mathfest, held in Hartfod, Conn.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Farmingdale and Levittown.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.