Thirteen Long Island students were among those winning honors, high honors or highest honors at the New York State Science Congress, held at Brookhaven National Laboratory last month.
This year's competition included 66 students statewide who presented their projects in a poster-style format. Fifty of the participants were from Long Island schools. The event's sponsor was the Science Teacher Association of New York State.
The local winners were: Anne Chen, Farmingdale High School; Jessica Huang, Jericho High School; Jason Fiacco, Alex Glick, Vedaant Kukadia, Kevin Sadhu, Niranjan Senthilkumar, Kendrick Tak, Kim Te, George Theodosopoulos, Markela Tsalikis and Christine Yoo, all of Manhasset High School; and Niyati Desai, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket.
The other 37 local students who advanced to the state level after competing in the Long Island Science Congress were: Kevin Souhrada, Bay Shore Middle School; Jamie Kanner, John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore; Danielle Buckley, Mustaf Dervisi, Eshan Shakrani and Makaeel Sheikh, all of W. Tresper Clarke Middle School, Westbury; Victoria Cuttone and Laura Lopez, Woodland Middle School, East Meadow; Bethel Adiele and Iyin Tugbobo, Elmont Memorial High School; Mohdshobair Hussaini, Freeport High School; Brandon Carvalho, Hauppauge High School; Naseem Dabrian and Melissa Thomas, Herricks High School; Sophia Giordana, Elizabeth Isayeva and Ariel Slepyan, Hewlett High School; Uma Kanth, Jericho High School; Jessalyn Huang and Kayla Keriazes, Manhasset High School; Kendall Stedman, Montauk School; Kyle Barr, North Babylon High School; Leeal Kahan and Caylie Tuerack, North Shore Hebrew Academy; Amelia Channin and Julia Sternberg, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School; Mahip Grewal, Roslyn High School; Andrew Gruber, Paul Schreiber High School, Port Washington; Chris Palmeri, Sayville High School; George Chai, Rohan Chandakkar and Mohamed El-Abtah, Syosset High School; Matthew Fiorella, Hannah Forcone and Ben Knott, Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, East Setauket; and Freesia Ferrantino and Mira Patel, Westhampton Beach High School.
ROSLYN: LI Math Fair
The Roslyn school district won 26 gold medals -- the most of any school district -- in the 2015 Long Island Math Fair held at Hofstra University.
The competition, sponsored by the Nassau and Suffolk math teachers associations, required pupils in grades 7-12 to submit essays on any math topic and give a 15-minute presentation.
UNIONDALE: Math camp
Uniondale High School freshman Anthony Liddie is one of 20 students nationwide accepted this summer to attend the Williams College Math Camp, a 10-day residential camp for teenagers who are enrolled in or
have completed Algebra 2 or its equivalent.
The camp's top focus will be number theory and the art of mathematical thinking. It will be held July 6-15 at the college in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
KINGS PARK: Business Plan Competition
A Kings Park High School team -- Alexandra Bennett, Patty Competellpo and Jaclyn Stroessner -- placed first in Junior Achievement in New York's 2015 Business Plan Competition.
Nearly 700 teens from 17 tri-state-area schools competed by devising business plans with a travel/tourism theme.
Kings Park's plan was for a domestic tour company that gave international college students opportunities to connect. Each team member won $2,500.
MELVILLE: Physics winners
A team from St. Anthony's High School placed first regionally in the top division of the American Association of Physics Teachers' 2015 Physics Bowl.
Team members Jiani He, Hongru Shi, Ruyi Sun, Xinyue Xu and Xiaocheng Yang aced a multiple-choice test based on concepts from a typical high school physics class.
St. Anthony's also placed 30th globally out of about 300 teams competing in Division II.
ISLANDWIDE: Scholarship winners
Ten Long Island high school seniors are among about 2,200 winners nationwide of college-sponsored scholarships issued through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The students receive from $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
Winners were: Ayyan Zubair, East Meadow High School; Julia Piraino, Farmingdale High School; Brandon Nomberg, Half Hollow Hills High School West, Dix Hills; Ryan Dondero, Harborfields High School, Greenlawn; Eshawn Sharma, Herricks High School; Connor Galvin, Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington; Kiera Salvo, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset; Richard Prestegaard and Shijun Zhu, Syosset High School; and Julia Laibach, Wantagh High School.