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Merit Scholarship Winner

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has released the names of the first group of winners in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – one of whom is Sunny Zheng from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School.

With a probable career field of computer engineering, she has received a National Merit Parker Hannifin Scholarship – Parker Hannifin Corporation is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a worldwide fluid systems manufacturer.

Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

NMSC will name recipients of National Merit® $2500 Scholarships on May 8, and winners of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards on May 29 and July 15. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 8,000 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth over $35 million.

News

If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet might be a jumbled assortment of boxes, bottles and tubes.  

That innocent bit of disorganization in your medicine cabinet might actually pose a risk if you’re not careful, according to Leonard Langino, a pharmacist with North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Group, who recently held a lecture on the subject at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

In a pronounced response to the New York State Common Core standards, more than 800 Plainview-Old Bethpage students opted out of the English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, according to New York State Allies for Public Education.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  


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