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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

'Slow Hand' Looks To Outlast the Competition

Written by Vinny Messana, Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

Steve “Slow Hand” Bernstein will be competing in the 10th annual Long Island Fight for Charity on November 25 at the Hilton in Melville.

The Old Bethpage resident has an admiration for the sport of boxing, which he grew up watching.

“I am a big fan of Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard,” said the 59-year-old. “Although I have never boxed before, I’ve always harbored a secret desire to actually get in the ring.”


Plainview Students Collect Prom Dresses, Suits for Charity

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Two Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School students recently donated gently used prom attire to charity. Students Brooke Sender and Ben Green collected dresses, suits, shoes, accessories and more from members of the Plainview community and delivered them to “Rock and Wrap It Up,” an organization that collects food, clothing and other necessities and distributes them to charitable agencies. Ben Green’s sister, POBJFK alumni Leah Green, started the collection when she was a student. Ben and Brooke decided to continue to the tradition this year.


Plainview And Syosset Hospitals 10th Annual 'Heart & Sole' 5k Run/Walk

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

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.


Plainview-Old Bethpage DECA Students Excel

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

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.


Water District Assures Residents On Water Quality

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:11

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 Spring Concert

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

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.


POB Middle School In First Science And Engineering Fair

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

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.


Plainview Students Excel At NYS Civil Law Tournament

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Kennedy students beat Northport

to take first place in law competition

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.


Merit Scholarship Winner

Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

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.


Career Day At JFK

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

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.


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