Schools: Visits From Superheroes

Students at Goosehill Primary School had visits from several community members for Superhero Institute Day, and examined possible future careers, including law enforcement, firefighting, civil engineering, bridge building, science research, medicine, yoga and mindfulness.

The program promote  the acronym HERO which stands for Honesty, Empathy, Respect and Openheartedness.

Eighteen classroom centers hosted community members and school representatives who shared information about a myriad of careers.

The students visited various workshops focused on different careers.

The district’s varsity student-athletes also visited. The younger students listened as their older peers spoke about individuality and sportsmanship. Another peer group who participated in Superhero Institute Day was from Cold Spring Harbor High School Social Action Club. They spoke about overcoming challenges and how to learn ways of coping including breathing techniques.

Harborfields Science

Harborfields High School senior Joseph Costa has been named the winner of the Science Teachers Association of New York State Award, which is given to the top science student in each high school in Suffolk County. The award goes to a student who has consistently demonstrated the greatest aptitude for and performance in science throughout their high school career

Costa was honored at a recent dinner at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook, where he was introduced by Harborfields science teacher Mike Pinto.


Veterinary Champ

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School junior Lauren Vega, who is enrolled in the veterinary science program through Wilson Tech, recently competed in the New York State Veterinary Science Career & Leadership Development event in Buffalo.

This competition, run by the National Future Farmers of America (FFA), engages students in critical thinking, knowledge assessment and presentation of veterinary science concepts to a series of judges.

Through various activities testing students’ understanding and application of veterinary science knowledge, Vega and her Wilson Tech team earned first place and were crowned New York State FFA champions in veterinary science.

Erase Racism Award

Dayaneliz Veliz of Walt Whitman High School was one of four students to win awards in the ERASE Racism’s “Raise Your Voice” student essay contest for Long Island public high school seniors.

The essay contest focused on discussing “Structural Racism and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives in Schools.”


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