Schools: Media Training for Students; Math Star

Harborfields High School media students from the Tornado News team recently worked with Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School’s new Lions Den News Club.

The high school students served as producers and facilitators, working with the TJL and Washington Drive news staffs and club advisers to film news shows and feature segments and learning how to livestream events.

“Creating experiences like these, where high students take on mentorship roles with
the younger students in our district, has become a focal point for the growth of this
program as well as the growth of students at all levels,” said mass media, video production and English teacher Vincent Ambrosio, who serves as the Tornado News Team’s adviser.

Top Score in Math

Northport High School senior Luke Tuthill has qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME)! He earned the opportunity to take the test based on his Top 5% national performance on the American Mathematics Competition (AMC 12).

While all honors level high school math students are invited to take either the AMC 10 or AMC 12, it is an accomplishment to qualify for the AIME. The AIME is a 15-question, 3-hour exam which can be solved using pre-calculus and students are not permitted to use a calculator. If Luke does well on the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, he will be invited to compete at the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad.

Foundation to Honor Biagi

The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education will honor Huntington High School business teacher and club adviser Suzi Biagi at the Reach for the Stars gala March 21.

She will be joined by community honoree Jonathon Dawson, owner of Jonny D’s Pizzeria.

“Ms. Biagi and Mr. Dawson share a love of helping people in the community and we are thrilled to honor them at our 2024 Reach for the Stars Gala,” Huntington Foundation President Jennifer Stevens said.  “Both honorees give of their time and resources so readily and with joy; they embody the true meaning of generosity.”

In addition to teaching business classes, Biagi is a faculty adviser for the Grandfriends club, A World of Difference club and the Blue Devil mock trial team. She was the high school National Honor Society’s honorary inductee earlier this year.

Award for Civic Awareness Class

The  Civic Awareness and Community Action class at Harborfields High
School recently received a $500 grant from Jovia Credit Union, which will be used to create an outdoor learning space in the school’s courtyard. Teacher Patty Taylor’s course, a new elective at Harborfields, strives to encourage students to become active citizens and leaders in their school and surrounding community.
“We are helping our students to become more aware of the larger issues of concern
at the local, state and national levels of government and to understand who the actors are
that have an impact on the policymaking process,” Taylor said.


South Huntington Teachers of the Year Honored

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