Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Several local students from schools in the Town of Huntington were awarded funds Wednesday by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit $2,500 Read More …

Student Cuts a Path to Helping Others With Mental Health

Today’s adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis declared a “national emergency” by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  According to CDC data from 2021, 42 percent of high school students experienced “persistent feelings of sadness” in the past year. The issue is particularly pronounced among Read More …

Schools: Regeneron Winners, Musician Selections

Students from St. Anthony’s High School and Half Hollow Hills have been designated as  Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars. Daniela Parmigiani and Aidan Cazalet from St. Anthony’s and Aayush Prakash from Half Hollow Hills East were among 300 chosen from around the country. The students Read More …

Half Hollow Hills East Beats Whitman Girls, 3-0

Half Hollow Hills East beat Whitman 3-0 Wednesday in girls soccer. Whitman beat Brentwood 31-7 Wednesday in football; lost 9-0 to Half Hollow Hills West in boys golf; and beat Shoreham Wading River 3-0 in boys volleyball. Several school athletic events are being played Thursday Read More …

Students Recognized in Go Ape Exhibit

Student artists have been recognized for their work in the 16th annual Go APE exhibit at the Art League of Long Island. This year,  40 high schools participated, with total of 136 students represented. Shain Bard served as juror. Awards of Excellence Commack High School Read More …

Students Collect ‘Hunting-Tony’ Honors

Students from Huntington high schools were recently awarded “Hunting-Tonys,” for their work in plays and musicals. The awards were given out at a ceremony at Huntington High School. The Hunting-Tony Awards”  originated in 2011 by Huntington resident Joyce Ianniciello honor the casts, crews, and school Read More …

Schools: Computer Champs, National Merit Finalist at Elwood

Members of the Half Hollow Hills East Computer Club competed in the Quinnipiac University Hybrid Computer Programming Contest, where the team of Daniel Salkinder, Mark Shapiro and Alice Wang finished first out of 30 teams, solving five problems. The team of Ryan Rudes, Arav Chand Read More …

Recycled Plastics Sprout as a Garden

Art students at Half Hollow Hills East planted a garden Monday at Half Hollow Hills East, adding color to an otherwise dreary season. Students in the AP art history class taught by Allyson Uttendorfer took about 2,000 plastic water bottles and\ turned them into flowers, Read More …

Teens Honored with ‘Students Building Bridges’ Award

Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center volunteers recently were honored with the “Students Building Bridges” award. The honor recognizes community youth for their efforts in creating a more civil society and is part of the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program, sponsored by the Suffolk County Read More …