Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to come to Plainview on Sunday morning, July 21 for the 10th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run/Walk. The event will once again be start and end at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, on Central Park Road and Southern Parkway in Plainview, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The 2013 event is being held to honor the memory of Dr. Gary Rachlin, and the net proceeds will be used to support the grant that has been established in Dr. Rachlin’s name, to fund family medicine research, scholarly activities and community outreach programs.
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.
Last month, Bethpage Water District’s shut down one of its drinking-supply wells following detections of elevated levels of radium.
As a neighboring district, Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader and Edward Shulroff recently stressed that the district continues to be committed to providing the Plainview-Old Bethpage community with the cleanest, safest and best tasting water possible. The community’s water supply undergoes strict testing standards and meets or exceeds Nassau County, New York State and Federal guidelines.
Baylis Elementary students in the string orchestra, concert band, jazz band and chorus put on a recent spring concert.
At Baylis, there are approximately 120 students involved in the various bands, which include more than a dozen instruments, and almost 100 students involved in chorus. Baylis has 60 NYSSMA soloists that are included in its music program.
The First Annual Science and Engineering Fair for all middle school and high school students in Nassau County was held on Saturday, May 18 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined students from Plainview Old-Bethpage Middle School.
Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFK) students in the Moot Court Club recently participated in the New York State Civil Law Tournament held at Northport High School. The team of POBJFK students Josh Young, Corey Still and Danielle Apfel came in first place, defeating a Northport High School team for the championship.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has released the names of the first group of winners in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – one of whom is Sunny Zheng from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School.
With a probable career field of computer engineering, she has received a National Merit Parker Hannifin Scholarship – Parker Hannifin Corporation is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a worldwide fluid systems manufacturer.
Jobs, careers, fields of interest. Those were the topics explored by sophomores at John F. Kennedy High School recently, as the school held its annual Career Day.
Students had the opportunity to choose from industries they were interested in pursuing as a career, and speak with professionals in those fields. The event hosted more than 40 presenters in fields such as dentistry, medicine, finance, technology and the military.
In a colorful combination of athletics and the arts, art students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School recently created colorful paintings for the Nassau County Gymnastics Championship.
Adrian Kim, Bing Ying Xia, Samantha Steinwald, Christina Billias, Farrah Su, Danielle Apfel, Brooke Holman, and Lauren Liebersten, all members of the school’s National Art Honor Society, painted gymnast-inspired panels that were featured at the competition.
The challenge of funding a young person’s college education is a subject that most parents face eventually, and Candy Bodner, veteran guidance counselor at Jericho High School and a parent, is there to help them.
“Even if you’re a millionaire, you have to be concerned about paying for college,” she said. “It can cost as much as $60,000 a year and it’s going up. Even if you have it, that’s a lot of money.”
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