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Math Fair Showcases Student Smarts

The fourth, fifth-and sixth-grade Math Enrichment students of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District recently displayed their independent research projects at the Garden City Park School. Math Enrichment teacher Mrs. Fiorillo, had been working on their research projects since January with the students.

 

Tri-fold display boards showcased the students’ many talents and interests.  Teachers from New Hyde Park Memorial High School joined NHP-GCP current and retired educators to examine the student projects and listen to individual oral presentations.

Winners

 

Grade 4

 

First Place: Stephen Bracco, Nathan Harvey,Christian Zamora- A Mathematical Adventure to Your Dream Home

 

Second Place: Hailey Mikowski- Math in Cooking

 

Third Place: Ved Trivedi- Juice Box Geometry

 

Grade 5

First Place tie: Megha Gopal- Math in Corn-Based Ethanol and Hybrids, Isablella Kong and Sabrina Wang- Popsicle Stick Bridges

 

Second Place: Mitchell Zatz- Miloz Restaurant

 

Third Place: Allison Marzano- Investing

 

Grade 6

First Place: Lindsay Lockwood- The Great Pyramid of Khufu

 

Second Place: Jaime Jacob, Nicole Joseph, & Aria Nair- Math & the Pyramids

 

Third Place: John Tagios- So You Want to Live in New Hyde Park?


News

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”

The Village of New Hyde Park will soon hear Manhattan businessman Sam Chan’s proposal to open a 84-seat hibachi-style restaurant at 1215 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park, the former spot of the maligned Empire Billiards Hall. The hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

“The board will be hearing the case for restaurant usage,” Mayor Robert Lofaro said. “This will also have to go before the zoning board. They will likely hear the case.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com