Jeanne DiSimone took the podium at the 2013 North Shore High School Commencement Ceremony while her peers, teachers, family and friends watched with joy and admiration.
After she graciously asked everyone in the audience to give another round of applause to the Salutatorian, Andrew Fierstein, she began her speech.
Students from the Harbor Hill School in Roslyn were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program. They participated in five monthly contests of five problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the supervision of Harbor Hill Computer teacher, Amy Braunstein. She taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively. The students responded well and were all recognized for their participation. Fourteen of the mathletes won national awards for excellence within the Elementary Division for grades 4-6. The embroidered felt patch is awarded to those in the top 50 percent of all the participants, including the following students: Sarah Kim, Catherine Tom, Lindsey Russ, Truman Chong, Harris Miller, Joshua Kim, Jack Klafter, Justin Mashaal, Sammy Ben-Levi, Justin Kalman and Luke Weiss. Sarah Kim and Catherine Tom were also awarded the silver pin for those in the top 10 percent and a trophy for being the top scorers at Harbor Hill.
Ten students from The Wheatley School will receive honors for their performance on the 2013 National Spanish Exam. These awards will be given out at the Long Island Chapter’s annual award ceremony to be held on May 30.
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) is responsible for administering the exam to schools each year.
Thirty-eight Westbury and Freeport High School students enrolled in Abilities, Inc., at The Viscardi Center’s Prosper Drop-Out Prevention/Attendance program were recently recognized for their accomplishments. Prosper (People Reaching for Opportunities to Succeed Personally, Educationally and Realistically) shows adolescents the relevancy of education as it relates to employment and works towards preventing them from dropping out of school while preparing them for the business world upon graduation.
Ten students from the East Hills School attended the Seventh Annual Nassau Math Olympiads Tournament held on May 3 at SUNY Old Westbury. During the tournament, the students competed in individual and team contests. After a multi-individual tiebreaker, East Hills student Aaron Kann took first place. These students have participated in Math Olympiads with Ms. Suzanne Falcone this year. There were 205 students in grades 4-6 from schools throughout Nassau County at the tournament, which was co-sponsored by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association and the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors.
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