Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District has announced that four John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFK) students have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists for the 2012-2013 school year.
POBJFK students Sunny Zheng, Robert Adelson, Amelia Ricketts and Adrian Kim were recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying (PSAT/NMSQT) Exam. In order to earn this esteemed title, these four students had to score in the top third of 50,000 students nationwide who qualified for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program.
These academically talented high school seniors will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring. National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April 2013 and concluding in July 2013.
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.