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Jericho Students Study The Art Of Tai Chi

One of the electives that Jericho students can choose in the physical education curriculum is Tai Chi, which is a slow motion, meditative physical art for health, relaxation, and self defense. Michael Pekor, who has over 20 years experience in Tai Chi, teaches the class.

Activities include Tai Chi form practice, push hands practice (partner work) and Tai Chi sword (form and partner work.) Students will learn to move mindfully, stretch and strengthen the entire body, and become familiar with the Tai Chi approach to self-defense.

As Tai Chi students move through the Tai Chi sequence, or Tai Chi form, they are paying careful attention to many things going on inside their bodies and minds. They are tuning in to their sense of balance, tension/relaxation, pace of movement, coordination of limbs and core, coordination with the rest of the group, control of body weight, sense of relaxation, and much more.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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