The Roslyn High School Mock Trial team was honored by the Nassau County Bar Association at the annual Law Day dinner on May 1 for reaching the finals in the county’s 2013 Mock Trial Tournament. Each team member was also given a citation by Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink in recognition of their commitment “to making a difference in the lives of the people of Nassau County.”
The second annual “Art-o-rama” is coming to the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington on Saturday, June 1. On that day everyone is invited to hang one piece of art in the gallery.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The entry fee of $25 entitles participants to hang one piece of art (framed or unframed) wherever they choose in spacious gallery, located at 402 Main St. Works will remain on display from June 2 through June 30 during regular gallery hours and will be attended at all times. A reception will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, April 28 hvundreds of students and judges streamed into Roslyn High School to participate in the annual Research Association Invitational Science Fair. Over 400 students presented their projects on topics ranging from computer science to biochemistry to psychology to more than 100 volunteer judges from universities and the local community.
Forty-one Roslyn High School students participated in the fair, entering 26 different projects. Three Roslyn students earned First Place category awards: Huzefa Diwan, Brian Rogofsky, and Alain Sherman. Second Place winners were Arshia Aalami, Rachel Mintz, and Tiffany Sun. Earning third place lace awards from Roslyn were Hardy Chen, Jessica Futoran, David Jaslow, Andrew Katz, Ludia Ock, and Marc Perlman. Merit and Honors awards went to: Meena Ardebili, Jordan Fishbach, Matthew Forrest, Olivia Kung, Jerry Li, Jordan Rosen, Aansh Shah, Esther Shin and Brandon Tepper.
The fair was sponsored by WAC Lighting, a Long Island-based firm that generously donated the funds for the fair’s prizes. The fair rotates amongst 10 area high schools, and this year was Roslyn’s turn. “It’s amazing how much work goes into running something like this,” said Dr. Allyson Weseley, Roslyn High School’s Coordinator of Secondary Research. “I had such tremendous support from my colleagues, my students, their parents, the administration, and the custodial staff.”
Alain Sherman, a senior at Roslyn High School, has been named as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
He is one of 141 American high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. The U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington, D.C. from June 15-18.
The vote on the budget for the 2013-2014 school year will take place on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00am to 9:00pm in the Roslyn High School. The following will be on the ballot:
• The Roslyn School District’s proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year of $102,065,212. The budget-to-budget increase is 2.63 percent, and the projected tax levy increase is 2.11 percent.
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