Ryan Brady, Port Washington resident and a graduating senior at Regis High School, Manhattan, has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The approximately 550 semifinalists were selected from more than 3,900 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities.
Final selection of the Scholars will be made by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and be announced in late May. The Commission will select one male and one female student from each state. Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., in June to receive the Scholars medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in various activities held in their honor.
“Everybody Needs a Friend,” a video made by students at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washington, won the $10,000 grand prize in the annual Mutt-i-grees “America Adopts” PSA (public service announcement) contest.
The contest is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about the availability and desirability of shelter pets—otherwise known as Mutt-i-grees. Students from across the country submitted creative PSAs encouraging Americans to adopt from their local shelter or rescue group.
The Science Olympiad Team at C.P. Weber Middle School placed 4th in the 2013 New York State Competition held on April 12 and 13 at Syracuse University. There are over 200 Science Olympiad teams in New York State. Of those, only 42 teams qualified for the State Competition this year. Weber placed 2nd in the Regional Competition held at Kellenberg Memorial High School on March 15. Weber has qualified for the State championship for the past 15 years, and has ranked in the top 10 for the past 13 years.
Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman spoke with over 500 students from the Sousa Elementary School as a part of North Hempstead’s month-long Earth Day celebration on April 22.
Educating students on the importance of preserving our environment, Supervisor Kaiman also introduced the grocery bag project, encouraging students to decorate paper grocery bags with environmentally-themed artwork. As part of this national initiative, local grocery stores donate large paper grocery bags, giving students a canvas on which they are encouraged to decorate with environmentally-themed artwork and or messages. Supervisor Kaiman also went outside with the children and lit a birthday cake for the earth.
Sousa Elementary is part of North Hempstead’s School Recycling Program which since its implementation five years ago has recycled an average of 1,600 tons of paper and 400 tons of commingled recyclables. In addition 60 tons of electronic waste and 2 tons of bottle caps have been collected. 40,000 students currently take part in this program.
Page 1 of 4<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 Next > End >>