Six Roslyn High School seniors placed at the highly competitive Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) held this month at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Arshia Aalami, Matthew Borin, Kevin Mohabir, Paul Rogofsky, Alain Sherman, and Daniel Wasserman earned accolades. Approximately 600 students from across the island who worked on more than 400 projects vied for 20 coveted spots to the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held this May in Phoenix, AZ. Earning one of those spots was Roslyn High School student, Arshia Aalami. “I am ecstatic to be given the opportunity to present my project in Phoenix, and I hope to best represent my school and region at the international fair. “
The Roslyn Rotary Club honored Emma Belfer as the January Student of the Month at its luncheon on February 21.
Emma’s community service has included volunteering for the Educational Outreach for Impoverished Girls, Fundacion Juanita, where she fundraised over $4,000 for an education program for girls in a rural community in Malpaisillo, Nicaragua. She visited and delivered educational materials during school break and established an ongoing yearly fundraising trip. Emma was a volunteer in North Shore University Hospital/LIJ Children’s Hospital Child Life Program, providing play therapy for children in the hospital as well as emotional support.
Emma was a team captain for Relay for Life raising funds for the American Cancer Society. She has socialized with seniors at Grace Plaza Nursing Home, and through The River Fund prepared Thanksgiving food for people in a homeless shelter. Emma also served as an usher in the JCC Theater Program.
Two current Roslyn High School seniors Arshia Aalami and Alain Sherman, and two members of the class of 2012 Benjamin Kornick and Daniel Sikavi were selected to present the psychology research they did at Roslyn High School at this year’s Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) meeting. EPA, founded in 1896, aims to advance psychology through the dissemination of the field’s latest scholarship. This year’s meeting was held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
The work presented by each young man represents the culmination of his research efforts during his tenure at Roslyn High School. Arshia’s project involved two experiments dealing with gender bias against women who self-promote. Alain’s experiments dealt with differences in laypeople and health care professionals’ ideas about what to look for in a primary care physician. Ben’s study focused on the relationship between parenting behaviors and children’s involvement in risky behaviors. Daniel’s work looked at the role of trust and other psychosocial variables in breast cancer patients’ perceptions of their care.
Roslyn High School seniors, Ethan Levine and Alain Sherman were named among the top eight presenters at this year’s Long Island Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) held at Stony Brook University on March 1. Each Long Island high school was invited to send in the papers of up to six students who had conducted research in science or math. From these hundreds of papers, 80 students were selected to present via Power Point at this year’s symposium. In all, four Roslyn students were invited: Arshia Aalami, Matthew Forrest, Ethan Levine, and Alain Sherman.
As one of the top five winners, Ethan was awarded $500 and invited to attend the National JSHS in Dayton, OH this spring. Alain placed seventh, earning a $250 prize.
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