Schools: Students Win Awards for Debate, Art, Academics

Cold Spring Harbor High School sophomores Charly Coden and Stephen Schmidt won first place in Public Forum Debate Division, winning 4-0 at the recent Long Island Forensiic Association tournament.

They became the only undefeated team in their division, qualifying them for the New York State Championships in Speech and Debate sponsored by the New York State Forensic League, which will be held April 29-30.

Charly and Stephen successfully debated both the pros and cons on the topic, “Resolved: The United States should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve internal armed conflicts in West Asia.”

Academic Recognition

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students Angelina DeMarco and Nathaniel Tyllwere recently named semifinalists in the 2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Program, recognizing their exceptional academic achievements, leadership ability and dedication to community service. DeMarco and Tyll were two of only 51 Long Island students and just 1,157 students in the nation to earn semifinalist status, giving them a chance to earn one of 150 Coca-Cola Scholarships worth $20,000 each to be announced this spring.

Education Course at Huntington High

Huntington School Board members have approved a new sociological and philosophical Foundations of Education course that will be available to students  during the 2024/25 school year. The half-credit, one semester elective class will be offered to juniors and seniors. Enrollment is estimated to total 25.

“This course is an inquiry into the process of education as seen by the historian, sociologist and philosopher,” according to the course description. “There will be an examination of selected contemporary problems within an historical context, with emphasis on the needs of a multicultural society. The effects of socioeconomic factors, health and safety issues, and other society aspects on student learning will be explored.”

The course prerequisite is either Global Studies 10 Regents or Advanced Placement World History.

Scholastic Art Awards

Hills West’s Ashley Park, Arissa Zheng and Allison Park on receiving multiple awards from the Scholastic Art Awards!

Ashley received Gold Keys for three of her works, a Silver Key for another piece, and two honorable mentions. She also received Silver Keys for two of her pieces of artwork and an honorable mention for one additional piece. Allison won a Gold Key and a Silver Key for her artwork.

The Scholastic Art Awards provides students with Regional and National Recognition in Art or Writing along with potential scholarship opportunities.

Schools: Key Club Honors; Careers Recognized

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