Waldman Wins Intel Scholarship
The Intel Science Talent Search, sponsored by the Intel Corporation and Science Service recently awarded their top 10 scholarships. Of all the students competing throughout the nation, a Roslyn High School student, Johanna Waldman, came in seventh place for her behavioral and social science project, entitled, "Cheating To Make the Grade: An Analysis of Factors Affecting Academic Dishonesty."
School Board Race Shapes Up
The Roslyn Public School District will see one of its most competitive races in years this spring as five candidates will vie for three seats on the board of education. One candidate, Rona Niederman, is up for re-election. However, two BOE members, Alvin Silverman and Carol Margilitis, are not running for re-election. As reported in last week's Roslyn News, Mr. Silverman is retiring from the BOE after a 36-year long tenure. Ms. Margilitis, who like Ms. Niederman has served one term, has resigned following the opening of a learning center that she will help to operate.
Booster Basketball Playoffs Begin
Week #10 is synonymous with playoff mania! The fifth grade division begins the first round of their division's single elimination playoff tournament to crown a new league champion, while the fourth grade division match-ups are guaranteed to have the cheap seats hollering all day long! Longtime league spectators have characterized the fifth grade Roslyn Booster playoff tournament in such colorful terms as a day at the non-stop roadraces, and must see nail-biters for the hoop diehards. The real bottom line for today's line-up is that this is serious basketball "racheted up a bunch of notches when players and coaches focus on the reality that each game from here on in is a win you play or sit you lose proposition. Players taking their pre-game warm up shots could be heard describing the task in front of them as playing for all the marbles. The gym filled up early with the regulars hoping to claim their special spots in the cheap seats, while first timers and out-of-town relatives were being given the obligatory two minute courtside tours. The unusually large crowd today was also attributable to the fact that Week #10 is Booster Hoopster Picture Day. It seemed like every player had at least three relatives who felt the need to be official observers at the photography booth while their pride and joys posed for official solo and team photos. Where else but in Roslyn Booster Basketball do, or can parents, pose with their players, parents pose with their spouses, parents pose with the other parents from their children's team, parents pose with their neighbors, parents pose with their children's coaches. Teams hustled back to their respective benches, coaches called out last minute game instructions, parents shouted last minute good luck messages, first timers shielded their ears from the steady stream of "music" coming from the front row baby carriages, and players positioned themselves for the opening tap.
Hilltop Run/Walk April 22
The Roslyn Hilltop Educational Foundation is holding its First Annual 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk on April 22. The race course begins at Roslyn High School and travels through the Village of Roslyn and East Hills, and is being professionally started and timed by the Race Management Team. Timing will be done both manually and by computer.
Resident Praises Silverman