Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
On October 18, the Agape Debate Institute made the trip to the New York City Invitational debate tournament located at Bronx Science. Agape Debater Adam Pahlavan of Jericho High School saw a tremendous level of success in the varsity policy debate division. In this division, more than 80 high school teams from all over the nation competed for the championship trophy.
Pahlavan and his team partner Johann Yang, advanced to the “sweet sixteen” round of the playoffs by beating the 12th seed in the tournament. As freshmen, these young men, only faced juniors and seniors in each debate round. After a valiant fight, they lost to the 5th seed in the tournament on a 2-1 decision. This has been one of the best showing of any underclassmen team in the history of this prestigious tournament. Pahlavan also was awarded the 11th best speaker out of a field of over 160 participants.
This is not the first time this spectacular duo as won big at national tournaments. Last year as eight graders, they advanced to the playoffs at the prestigious Harvard University debate tournament. They have advanced to the playoff round both last year and this year at the Yale University. They are also the reigning 2012-2013 New York State champions in novice high school policy debate, which they won last year as eighth graders.
Syosset Scholarship Fund
The PTA-STA Scholarship is available to any Syosset High School senior planning to pursue any field of endeavor leading to a degree, certificate, or license in an accredited post high school program. The amount of the Scholarship is $3,000 over a two-year period. The Syosset Scholarship Fund Drive mailing has been sent to residents. The amount of funds raised determines the number of scholarships that are awarded this year. The following six Syosset seniors were awarded scholarships in June 2013:
William Chan, who is planning to major in bio-chemistry at Northwestern University; Michael Esswein, who is planning to major in engineering at SUNY Buffalo; Nicole Georghiou, who is attending SUNY Oneonta; Paul Ngu, planning to major in history and economics at Bowdoin College; Grand Roth, planning to major in Public Health and Communications at New York University, and Stephen Lee Skubina, planning to major in Biology at Brown University.
Leigha Carryl of Syosset High School is one of 17 Long Island high school seniors and more than 1,600 students nationwide named a semifinalist for the 2014 National Achievement Scholarships, to be awarded in the spring by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. to recognize outstanding black high school students.
John Felice from Old Brookville has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the summer semester of the 2013 academic year at Berklee College of Music.
The following students were recently awarded a degree from Binghamton University - From Jericho: Allison D Birnbaum - MS in Bio Medical Anthropology; Abigail P Weinberg - BA in Biological Sciences; Nicole Danielle Kapner - BA in Spanish Langauge and Literature; Samantha J McInerney - BS in Anthropology. Rachel A Rosner - BS in Management Marketing; Jack D Kaye - BS in Accounting; Marisa Kaplan - BS in Nursing Baccalaureate; Jonathan Chen - BS in Mechanical Engineering; Pamela H Bortnick - BS in Bioengineering; From Syosset: Joshua Forrest Kaden - MS in Accounting; Darren Scott Nussbaum - MS in Accounting; David M Rein - MS in Accounting; Joshua J Suen - MS in Accounting; Nam Hoon Kim - MS in Accounting; Mollie Heather Bold - BS in Human Development; Jordan Chan - BA in Psychology; Robert B Sandberg - BS in Chemistry; Dervla M Kumar - BS in Geological Sciences; Spencer Michael Lederer - BS in Bioengineering; Zachary J Lubarsky - BS in Computer Science; From Muttontown: Nina M Friedman - BA in Psychology; From Woodbury: Andrew J Panciroli - BA in Biological Sciences
Chelsea Weiner of Syosset received a Bachelor of Arts from Roger Williams University.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Syosset High School’s community service-based Interact Club has raised more than $140,000 over the past decade for Gift of Life International, a foundation that provides life-saving heart surgeries to children with congenital heart defects.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.
Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:56
The 6th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4-Mile Run held on Nov. 23 was almost a brand new race—a new community (East Meadow) with a new school (the new Eden II/Genesis School at St. Raphael’s Parish) and a new flat course through some very nice local streets.
Among the 863 finishers were several award winners from local communities: Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (1st woman 55-59 age group), Glen Wolther of Jericho (3rd 55-59 age group), Pamela Lee of Syosset (1st woman 60-64 age group) and Bert Jablon of Syosset (1st 85-89 age group).
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:50
Graduate student and Syosset native Kiera Harrison became the first-ever Loyola University Maryland cross country runner to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee in November.
Harrison will become the first-ever Greyhound to compete at an NCAA Division I Championship in any sport as an individual.
“This was all Kiera’s hard work,” head cross country coach Rick Woods said. “She deserves this opportunity.”The veteran distance runner was the only Patriot League finisher to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors this year, finishing 24th at the regional meet by tying a career-best time of 20:51 on Nov. 15.