Amazing Alec Mazur Receives the Gift of Sound
Alec Mazur is a happy kid. Like any seven-year-old, he's an avid baseball fan; he loves the Yankees, soccer, Lilo and Stitch and chocolate chip cookies. Energetic and playful, Alec has an easy smile and talks animatedly about his favorite things, despite having conductive hearing loss. Alec was born with Microtia and Atresia (underdeveloped ears and canals), resulting in 70 percent hearing in his left ear and total deafness in his right ear.
Jericho Student Presents Research at Two National Conferences
Brienne Kugler, a junior at Jericho High School, recently presented her research findings entitled, "The Effects of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (scCO2) and Nanoparticles on the Metallization of Polymer Thin Films," at the fall meeting of the Material Research Society. The meeting, which was held in Boston from November 28 through December 2, is one of the two major meetings that the society hosts each year. According to their website, "The Material Research Society is an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and the government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life." This organization was founded in 1973, and consists of 13,000 members from the United States as well as over 50 other countries.
News From the Jericho Athletic Association
Registration is underway for baseball and softball. Those interested can register by mail via www.11753.com or in person via the two registration drives at Jackson Elementary School (January 9, 10, and 30 and 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.)
Four Blue Jays Garner NSCAA Women's Soccer Regional Honors
Four members of the 2005 Johns Hopkins women's soccer team were recognized by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) for academic and on-field accomplishments.
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