Written by Denise Nash, Editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
Five Jericho High School students recently participated in the fourth annual Long Island Ethics Bowl, which was sponsored by the Squire Foundation held at Molloy College.
The High School Ethics Bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyze and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues. The team was coached by social studies teacher and debate coach, Mary Moran.
On the team is Morgan Smiley, Anuhita Basavaraju, Jasdeep Kaur, Ben Kronengold and Ken Aizawa. They deliberated all day with students representing many other Long Island High Schools. The team was awarded first place and will be representing Long Island at the National Ethics Bowl at the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 19 and 20. This is the first year that Jericho students participated in this deliberative event.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.