A local Plainview student wowed officials and won first place at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair recently.
Hannah Stewart was honored for her research efforts on the Lyme disease tick at Hofstra University with the university’s biology department chairman, Dr. Russell Burke. The research-based project, “Host Preferences of Wild Northern and Southern Lxodes Scapularis,” delves deep into the the complicated world of disease and the human response.
Stewart now advances to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California, set for Hannah will advance to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California in May.
More than 130 John F. Kennedy High School business and marketing students recently competed in the New York State DECA competition in Rochester. DECA is an international educational program that prepares students to be leaders and entrepreneurs in the marketing, finance, hospitality and managements fields.
A team of seventh and eighth grade students from the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School recently won first place in the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition held in Wantagh. The students were assigned to create a problem replicating an adventure in a haunted forest. The problem solving-based international competition encourages students to enhance their creativity, critical thinking and artistic abilities.
Following their win, the team of seven girls qualified to represent the Long Island region in the state competition in Binghamton, NY.
The District congratulates the following team members for their outstanding achievement: Briana Garil, Melanie Roth, Vidushi Dugar, Jenna Turini, Sydney Schmidt, Sam Coleman, and Gabrielle Calderon.
John F. Kennedy High School Mathlete Team students Alma Wang and Mustafa Ansari recently qualified for the Nassau County Mathlete All-Star Team. The students were named to the all-star team by achieving a high score and placing in the top fifty among Nassau County students. The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School Mathlete Team additionally participated in the Nassau County Math Tournament that was held at the State University of New York at Old Westbury.
Students at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Kindergarten Center recently celebrated the 100th day of school. The students participated in several activities that incorporated the number 100 including taking 100 steps, counting to 100 and learning how to count to 100 in American Sign Language.
John F. Kennedy High School’s student-run school store, The Hawk’s Nest, was recently re-certified by DECA — a non-profit organization that prepares students for careers in marketing, management, finance and hospitality — as a Gold Level Certification recipient. DECA awards school-based enterprise certifications at three levels: gold, silver or bronze. The Hawk’s Nest was among 160 school-based enterprises in the United States to earn a gold marking, and will be recognized for their achievement at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fourteen Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School students recently learned how to cook a healthy snack — vegetable quesadillas. A nutritional expert provided the students with an interactive cooking demonstration with a variety of healthy ingredients, and answered several nutrition-based questions. The students also learned how to read nutrition labels and understand the nutrient breakdown of ingredients.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School Mathlete Team recently participated in the Nassau County Math Tournament that was held at the State University of New York at Old Westbury. The students answered a series of mathematic questions as individuals and in a team format. The mathletes were given 45 problems to solve in three series of events. JFK senior Mustafa Ansari placed in the top 10 of the tournament.
Thirty students from the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School recently participated in the Science Olympiad East Nassau Regional Competition. The Plainview-Old Bethpage High School Science Olympiad team won medals in four events. Nikki Almer and Jordan Lewis earned fourth place in the astronomy category, Elizabeth Varghese and Alma Wang placed fourth in chemistry lab, Mustala Ansari and Brian Lau earned fifth place in experimental design and Susan Huang and Illana Luther won fourth place in Green Generation. The JFK students were among 41 high schools who competed in 22 rigorous-based challenges.
Hundreds of educators, community leaders, distinguished New York State elected officials and parents attended the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Legislative Breakfast held on Saturday, Feb. 1. The event was organized by the PTA, teachers and administrators’ unions of the Syosset and Plainview-Old Bethpage School Districts. The open forum focused on several issues impacting the ability of districts on Long Island to sustain a high quality of education that has become the standard for the region. Issues highlighted include the excessive use of testing and its impact on students as well as the reduction in state aid.
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