Schools: Awards for Athletic, Robotics Teams; Music Scholarships Available

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is accepting applications for its 2024 Student Scholarship program. The deadline is May 10.

LIMEHOF will award $500 scholarships to graduating students. These scholarships will provide funding to eligible graduating high school students from Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Queens, or Kings Counties who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in music.

To apply and to read the eligibility requirements, download the scholarship application. (

For more information about LIMHOF’s education recognition programs, contact Tom Needham, Education Advisory Board Chairman at [email protected]. More information about LIMEHOF’s Education programs may be found at

The LIMEHOF Education Committee will base selections on the completed application and the following:

  • 400-to-500-word essay on education and career goals.
  • High school transcript.
  • Letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s commitment to a career in music.

Eligibility criteria is:

  • Graduating high school senior from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, or Kings (Brooklyn) Counties.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Accepted full-time at an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in music.
  • Financial need.
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident with I-55 permanent residency.
Harborfields Athletic, Robotics Teams Honored
Harborfields High School athletic and robotics achievements were recognized at a recent
Harborfields Central School District Board of Education meeting.
Senior Kaitlynn Carrion and junior Mikee Tepley were recognized for their success on the the girls wrestling team.
Two members of Harborfields’ boys varsity swimming team, Patrick O’Brien and Liam O’Hanlon, were honored for their performances at the state championships. The pair won All-State honors in the 200-yard medley relay, and O’Hanlon earned All-State honors in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Also recognized were  members of the high school’s Hydrofluoric Robotics senior team – consisting of McKenzie Coleman, Joseph Costa, Jack Gilfedder, Norene Miraglia and Emily Prieto – were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier Tournament, where they won multiple awards, including the Inspire Award, highlighting the embodiment of the challenge and the spirit of the competition. Their success continued at the FIRST Tech Challenge Long Island Championships on March 3, where they clinched another award for their innovative thinking. “We commend their dedication and excellence in representing Harborfields,”


Tougher Parenting

A survey by Test Prep Insight, involving 3,000 parents, has reported finding a trend toward ‘authoritarian parenting.’ The data indicates a  shift to stricter parenting, with 49% of parents reporting a tightening grip on their children’s academic life.

In New York, the data shows that parents here are even more concerned, with over half (52%) embracing stricter rules amid concerns for their children’s futures.

Matt Ross of Test Prep Insight points out, “At this juncture of profound labor market shifts prompted by AI and other technological advancements, our study is very pertinent. It not only underscores the changing dynamics of parental expectations but also highlights a societal tilt towards more intensive academic supervision.”



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