Suffolk School Notebook: Middle School Science Bowl Victory


The Great Neck South Middle School team won first place at this year’s Regional Middle School Science Bowl in Long Island and New York City.

Victory means that junior high school has won the regional bowl for the fourth consecutive year. It also means that the Great Neck South High School team won the Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl in January, which means that the Great Neck School has wiped out the regional middle and high school bowls in a row.

The Bowl, with 20 teams from 11 junior high schools, is a “Jeopardy!” Style contest that covers topics such as math and general, life and physical sciences. It’s usually held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was virtually held this year.

Team members of Great Neck South are Ashley Nguyen, Yilin Qiao, Allen Vee and Zican Zhang. They will then virtually compete in the National Science Bowl in May.

“After answering two life science questions in a row in the elimination round, morale improved significantly,” Chao said of the regional bowl.

The 2nd and 3rd place honors of the Regional Bowl were awarded to the Hunter College High School team in Manhattan and another team from the Great Neck South Middle School, respectively.

This year’s event also featured a cybersecurity challenge that imposes students on completing crypto puzzles. First place went to Anant Gupta at the Great Neck South Middle School.


New superintendent

Stephen J. Maloney was appointed Superintendent of the Bayshore School District on July 1st. He will replace the retired Joseph Bond.

A Bayshore graduate, Maloney is currently the district’s assistant director for curriculum, instruction, and management. He has been working in this area for 27 years.

“I take great pride in the opportunity to lead the area,” Maloney said. “We look forward to working closely with students, boards, managers, teachers and the community to solidify Bayshore’s reputation as one of Long Island’s elite districts.”

Dix Hills

Cover design

Half Hollow Hills High School West Senior Samantha Krinick finished second in a cover design competition coordinated by My Majors Creative Outlook Magazine, a publication for students interested in schools and careers in the visual arts.

Her submission, entitled “1950s,” is a black-and-white photo of a woman in an apron pouring tea. It was published in the autumn 2020 issue of the magazine.

“This particular shot investigated the role of women as waitresses in the 1950s,” said the clinic. “I think the idea for this piece is important. As a woman who wants to start a business, she needs to better understand where her rights came from and be more thankful for her role, which changes over time. Because. “

The entire county

Farm to school project

The Union of School Districts in Bridgehampton, Southampton and Tuckahoe will be awarded a $ 99,389 grant from the New York State Agricultural Markets Authority to continue the farm-to-school program.

A coalition called the East End Farm to School Project has enabled the district to access local produce and provide education to promote the health and wellness of students and staff since 2017. The district is also affiliated with the East End Food Institute. A non-profit organization advocating the implementation of a distribution system in which local producers deliver local food to schools.

“Last year, the gap in food access within the community was highlighted, and farm-to-school access improved fairness while at the same time local production,” said Heather Mihan, program farm-to-school coordinator. It can also benefit those who are. “

— Michael R. Evert

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