The accolades keep coming for students of District as the school year draws to a close.
In recent weeks, the district announced a series of awards and honors for its students. Here are just a few of them. To read more about the individual award winners, click the links to the district's website.
Five Students Present Original Research
Sherilyn Gould, Steven Adelson, Zach Loeb, Parsa Erfani and Danielle Scarano have been selected to present their original research projects at the Long Island Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Fair.
The JSHS is designed to challenge and engage high school students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of peers. Five Plainview JFK students presented their projects at the fair, more than any other school on Long Island.
Ninth Grader's Essay Lauded
Plainview JFK 9th grade student Roshni Sethi has placed second in the entire nation in the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition. Sethi’s essay, “A Heart of Gold,” was selected from among 9,000 submissions across the country. Research teacher, Ms. Francine Moustakalis, is also being honored with the second-place teacher award. This is the first time that that a POBJFK student has placed among the top three nationwide.
Students Take 1st Place in Physics Competition
Several students from Plainview JFK recently participated in the Long Island Association of Physics Teachers Physics Olympics. Team members Jeff Wang, Nishad Damle, Nidhi Mann, and Jon Gustafson took first place in the ‘Fermi questions’ category. The students competed against 15 other teams from Long Island.