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South Woods MS Students Are County Trivia Champs Again

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Two teams from South Woods Middle School captured first place in this year’s CP Nassau Trivia Challenge championship. The South Woods grade 6 and grade 7/8 teams won their respective divisions in the championship tournament, after claiming victory in the schoolwide trivia competition. South Woods teams consistently perform well in the CP Nassau Trivia Challenge, with the grade 7/8 team claiming victory in last year’s tournament.

During the competition, each participating school provides a team of four students who collaborate on multi question trivia test. Each team member raises money for CP Nassau by asking family and friends for a standard donation for their participation. In winning this year’s event, the South Woods teams answered questions on a wide variety of topics. South Woods enrichment teacher Greg Ryan serves as the adviser/coach to both South Woods teams.

Schools from throughout Nassau County participated in the event. Now in its 32nd year, the challenge brings students with great minds and good hearts together to help raise funds to benefit the programs and services CP Nassau provides for over 1,800 children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. According to CP Nassau’s website, it has become the organization’s most successful fundraiser thanks to the students, parents, teachers and administrators who support the effort.

South Woods Middle School student Sabrina Guo named 2018 National Scholastic Arts & Writing Gold Medalist

South Woods Middle School student Sabrina Guo named 2018 National Scholastic Arts & Writing Gold Medalist photo
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers awarded South Woods Middle School student Sabrina Guo a gold medal for her poetry collection “Through my Window,” placing her in the top 1 percent of the nearly 350,000 works of art submitted. After receiving a Gold Key in the regional competition, her work was judged at the national level by a panel of creative industry experts and recognized to be among the most outstanding works in the nation. Sabrina will be honored the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June.

Sabrina’s work has also been honored by the NYS PTA through the “Within Reach” Reflections contest. Sabrina’s entry titled “Joyous Ensemble” earned her an Award of Merit and will be included is an exhibit this fall at the NYS PTA convention. Sabrina is a published author, blogger and book reviewer, with her work published in both “Stone Soup” and “Bazoof!” magazines. In addition to her gift for writing, Sabrina is a talented musician and represented South Woods Middle School as the overall 2nd chair in Violin 1 in the Long Island String Festival Association. 

Sabrina is pictured being congratulated by South Woods Middle School Principal Michelle Burget (right) and Assistant Principal Theresa Berke

South Woods Students Receive Science Congress Awards

South Woods Students Receive Science Congress Awards photo
Several South Woods Middle School students were honored at the Long Island Science Congress awards ceremony held on May 22 at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington Station. Congratulations to South Woods students Sachi Sethi and Michele Shleimovich, who received Honors trophies. 

Additional congratulations to students Zohaib Alam, Noa Gluck, Lawrence Liu, Asmita Mittal, Anika Shah and Lawrence Zeltzer, who were recipients of Honorable Mention ribbons as well as Lea Gabbay, Griffin Gurewicz, Ethan Hatz, Eesha Kaushik, Amanda Obedian and Lyba Siddiqui, who received Merit ribbons.   

Michele and Sachi are pictured (left to right) displaying their award and project entitled “The Earworm Effect.”

38 Medals for Syosset at the Long Island Math Fair

38 Medals for Syosset at the Long Island Math Fair photo
Syosset High School winners: Front row, left to right: Giselle Rasquinha (gold medalist), Yan Luo (gold medalist), Sophia Jang (gold medalist), Allison L Hsu (gold medalist), Arushi Mittal (gold medalist), Jennie Dapice (bronze medalist), Lingfei Zhao (silver medalist). Back row, left to right: Michael Chu (gold medalist): Joshua Elenowitz (gold medalist), Nicholas T Mastandrea (gold medalist), Suhail Younus (gold medalist), Kai Wang (bronze medalist), Kevin Y Li (gold medalist), Azim Gangat (silver medalist), Thomas Lam (silver medalist), Coordinator of Math John Genova and adviser John Chae. Not pictured: Jahnavi Arora (gold medalist), Ryan Lefkowitz (gold medalist), Jeremy Weiss (gold medalist)
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South Woods Middle School winners: Left to right: Anthony Park (bronze medalist), Ashley Jung (bronze medalist), Michele Shleimovich (bronze medalist), Alex Wang (silver medalist), Siddarth Desai (bronze medalist), Ashok Mutyala (silver medalist), Aarian Mepani (silver medalist), Tiffany Qian (silver medalist), Rachel Lin (silver medalist), Sabrina Guo (silver medalist), Willow Dunn (bronze medalist), Kyle Dapice (gold medalist), Shivane Dadi (gold medalist) and Ketan Raghu (bronze medalist).
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H.B. Thompson Middle School winners: Adviser Paul McNamara, Sophia Chaudri (gold medalist), Anoushka Rishi (gold medalist), Ria Mehta (silver medalist), Aryan Jain (gold medalist), Emily Su (silver medalist), Griffin Hon (gold medalist) and adviser Jen Giamundo.
Bringing home a total of 38 medals, the Syosset Central School District had a very impressive showing at the 2018 Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair held at Hofstra University in April. Students competed against schools from all across Nassau County. The students selected a mathematical topic, thoroughly researched the topic, prepared a written report, which included their own ideas and creative input, and then presented their work to a panel of judges. 

Eighteen Syosset student won medals in the high school competition and 20 Syosset students won medals in the middle school competition. The Syosset Central School District congratulates all the participants in this year’s Long Island Math Fair!

South Woods Scores Ninth Place in the New York State Science Olympiad

South Woods Scores Ninth Place in the New York State Science Olympiad photo
South Woods Middle School took ninth place out of 40 teams in the New York State Science Olympiad competition held at Minoa High School in East Syracuse April 13-14. It was an amazing competition with South Woods winning 16 medals! 

Team members were Edward Duan, Eric Huang, Ashley Jung, Michael Lan, Kyle Cheng, Aaron Chuang, Siddharth Desai, Evelyn Feusi, Elena Hong, David Liu, Andor Szekeres, Alex Wang, Zach Yasinov, Wesley Zhou and Andrew Zhou. 

Edward Duan and Evelyn Feusi won first place in the “Write It, Do It” category. Zach Yasinov and Andor Szekeres won first place in the “Solar System” category. Eric Huang and David Liu won seventh place for “Fast Facts.” Aaron Chuang and David Liu won eighth place for “Optics” and they also won ninth place for “Meteorology.” Eric Huang won ninth place with Aaron Chuang for “Hovercraft.” Edward Duan and Eric Huang won ninth place for “Roller Coaster.” Elena Hong and Michael Lan won 10th place in “Thermodynamics.” 

Coach Linda Stollow is extremely proud of the hard work and determination demonstrated by these dedicated students.




 
 

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Monday, June 18, 2018