Schools: South Huntington Gets Award for Rescues

The South Huntington school district was named Humane School District of the Year award by the Long Island Orchestrating for Nature organization.

John Di Leonardo, founder and president of LION, said the award went to the school district for its assistance in LION’s rescue of thousands of tadpoles, minnows and bullfrogs from a sump project.

Superintendent Dr. Vito D’Elia expressed, “The South Huntington School District is extremely appreciative of this wonderful recognition from LION. Our partnership and working with John has been tremendous.”

Apprentice Challenge

Harborfields High School business students recently participated in the annual
Adelphi Apprentice Challenge, finishing in second place.

The Harborfields team consisted of Maddie Barbaccia, Sophia De Meo, Nicole Feibel, Nabeeha Ilyas, Sharon Lin, Gabriela Mazza, Ivie Mergille, Isabella Panzavecchia and Alana Tornese.

Students were tasked with designing a marketing campaign for L’Oreal. They worked in teams to design a marketing campaign focusing on transformational shifts in the beauty industry, attempting to reinvent and devise new ways
for consumers to buy and experience beauty shopping in an engaging, authentic and entertaining way.

Art League Show

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School senior Trinity Hausch recently had her painting “Strawberries on the Oven” exhibited in a juried show at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills.
“At first, the art show was overwhelming,” Hausch said. “It was the first time I
participated in something like that and all of the art was amazing. For my AP Art portfolio, I have been trying to focus on realism and light, but it was eye-opening to be exposed to so many different styles and mediums. There were artists working on huge canvases, some using fabric, and others using glass and clay. It was exciting to be surrounded by that much creativity.”

Photo by the Elwood school district.

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