Nicole Rosenberg, an 8th grader at Weber Middle School, will be bicycling 25 miles on Oct. 20 to raise money for the National CASA Association. She will be riding the entire 12.5 mile bike path at Bethpage State Park in both directions.
Her goal is to raise funds and awareness for CASA’s, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes.
The Manorhaven School has made anti-bullying behavior a number one priority for the 2013-2014 school year, enlisting anti-bullying activist Lyle Cogen to conduct workshops teaching students how to identify bullying behavior and how to prevent it.
With October being National Bullying Month, Manorhaven tapped Cogen to lead the school’s “Welcome Back” assembly, where she used her one-woman show, “Sticks and Stones,” to demonstrate bullying behavior through song and discussion to the K-5th-grade student body of 434 children.
At their first meeting of the new school year, Port Washington Board of Education members took some flak from constituents over an earlier board meeting, held just as summer vacation was ending.
Some residents were disgruntled that the board’s Aug. 27 meeting took place at 7:30 in the morning, and in Superintendent Kathleen Mooney’s office, making it “difficult to attend,” as resident Herb Ratner pointed out.
Emily Lipstein, 17, of Port Washington, was one of 20 young people named as 2013 Davidson Fellows, an honor that signifies the extraordinary work that can be accomplished by students throughout the country who are given opportunities to excel. Emily received a $10,000 scholarship for her project, “An Analysis of the Genetic Variation of Monachus monachus and Its Implications for Conservation.”
Emily focused her project on the Mediterranean monk seal, which is critically endangered due to a surge in seal mortalities over a short period of time. Emily’s study provides scientific backing for conservation efforts to keep existing populations safe and promote the reemergence of the species in the Mediterranean Sea. Emily attends University of Chicago as a biology major with the possibility of a double major in political science and minor in English creative writing.
Tzu-Hsiang Pan of Port Washington was named to the dean’s list at Purdue University for the spring 2013 semester.
Hyejin Kim of Port Washington, a student in the Class of 2015, made the spring semester dean’s list at Babson College.
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