New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s newspaper, The Chariot, was named Most Outstanding Newspaper during the Adelphi University Virtual Press Day, held on Feb. 26.
Floral Park Memorial High School participated in P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 12. The day was created by Brooke DiPalma, a former West Islip resident, to spread awareness of suicide and depression. On the second Friday of every February, communities are encouraged to wear purple to recognize this day, and to foster kindness and a welcoming environment. Floral Park Memorial partakes each year to promote mental health awareness, spread love and decrease bullying in the school community.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s 2020 yearbook publication, Lance, was awarded a gold medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This marks the sixth consecutive year the publication has won gold awards from the national journalistic competition sponsored by Columbia University. This prestigious accolade ranks Lance as one of the best yearbooks in the country.
There’s a new districtwide book club! The book, “Shadow and Bone,” will be provided to students who are interested in participating. A virtual book discussion, watch party for the show and “Page 2 Screen” chat are planned for April. Please sign up through the attached flyer.
H. Frank Carey High School student-musician Vincent Taverense was selected for the 2021 All-Eastern Honor Symphonic Band.
Sewanhaka High School seventh and eighth graders virtually met with author Nicole Melleby on Feb. 12. Melleby has written the young adult novels “Hurricane Season” and “In the Role of Brie Hutchens.”
New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior Jada Seto has been named a semifinalist by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Sewanhaka High School has been honoring Cardiovascular Awareness Month. On Feb. 9, the STAC (Students and Teachers Against Cancer) Club gathered together for a virtual photo, wearing red, to support heart health. Additionally, on Feb. 11, teachers and students throughout the building wore red to bring awareness to heart health.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School senior Khushi Shah has advanced to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship program. Shah was presented with a Certificate of Merit and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in the spring.
Student-musicians from Elmont Memorial High School and Sewanhaka High School participated in a Performance Readiness Virtual Workshop, hosted by the Nassau Educators Music Association, on Feb. 6.