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.”
Students at Pasadena Elementary School were recently treated to cross-continental learning without having to leave the classroom. Thanks to an organization called Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the world’s poor that is run through Yale University and the University of Ghana, students in Ms. Macedonio’s and Ms. Wisoky’s third-grade classes had the unique opportunity to Skype with students in Ghana, Africa.
During their Skype session, the Pasadena third-graders were able to see firsthand Ghanaian culture, foods, transportation and weather. The Ghanaian students even performed a traditional African song for their American counterparts called “Kpanlogo,” which commemorates the country’s 1957 independence.
What do Idina Menzel, Leonard Nimoy and Judge Judy have in common? They were among the famous Jewish figures brought to life by religious school students at Temple Beth Elohim in Old Bethpage. The living wax museum was the culmination of a unit of study and learning about notable Jewish people who have made an impression on the world. Students in the fifth-grade class, taught by Mark Chester, had the opportunity to research a significant historic or living person and then assumed their identities for the wax museum. Other celebrities and famous figures portrayed were baseball legend Sandy Koufax, scientist Albert Einstein, football quarterback Sid Luckman, actress Fran Drescher, hockey legend Bob Nystrom, magician Harry Houdini and actress Amanda Bynes.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Orchestra recently hosted the 17th Annual Exchange Concert. The Plainview students went beyond their own community to Elwood and performed with students from the John H. Glenn String Orchestra. One hundred and twenty-nine musicians took the stage to present to their communities, put aside their cross-county rivalry and share a performance of Richard Meyer’s “Vanishing Point.”
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