The Senior Prom is Thursday June 24th from 5-9 at the Inn at New Hyde Park. The permission slip for the Senior Prom is now available. Please click on the link posted in the Class of 2021 Schoology group or stop by Room 202 for a hard copy. Please read through the permission slip carefully and contact Mr. Manzella if you have any questions.
Katelyn Diaz, a junior at W.T. Clarke High School, was recently recognized for her positive contributions to the community with the Nassau County District Attorney SHIELD Award. The award, created by former District Attorney Madeline Singas, is presented to a high school junior who, selected by their school, showed an outstanding strength of character, commitment to self-growth and the spirit and initiative.
Academically, Katelyn is an incredibly strong student with an organized and strategic work ethic.
"From the time I've known her, she has consistently made appointments with me to ask questions about her future, college options, the best courses she should take, and ways for her to get even more involved in school and within her community," guidance counselor Rachel Tufano said.
"Overall, she is one of the humblest students I have encountered in my career. She is exceptionally kind, caring, genuine, and open minded. Despite the multiple personal challenges she has encountered this year, she has continued to persevere and come to school every day with a smile on her face and positive and optimistic attitude."
A team of students from W.T. Clarke High School recently captured first place in the Junior Achievement of New York Business Plan Competition. Seniors Anjali Aggarwal, Ryan Faude, Jeena Trinh and Raheem Sheikh created a product called the CerebroTech LLC, a tool that connects to an app that can be used to strengthen concentration, boost memory and ease anxiety. Similar to a fidget spinner, the cube can help users to remain focused while working or learning.
The theme of the competition was COVID-19, and the idea for the CerebroTech came naturally when the team began discussing what they should create.
“We designed it specifically with students in mind, because we can get distracted during online learning,” Raheem explained. “With our product, they not only can focus better but they can also train their brains so they can improve mental capability in the future.”
The team competed in the intensive entrepreneurship experience against more than 100 other teams throughout New York State. The competition included several rounds of virtual competition, starting at the school level and culminating at the state level.
Anjali, Ryan, Jeena and Raheem created a 3D prototype of the CerebroTech and printed it using the school’s 3D printers. Additionally, Raheem and Jeena hand drew designs for the packaging and app pages, which they then presented to the judges during an engaging presentation. Along with the visual components, the team believes what truly set them apart in the competition was their ability to work together seamlessly.
“We work really well as a team and we all helped each other in the process,” Anjali said. “This resulted in us knowing every aspect of the business inside and out and having really good chemistry during our presentation.”
Business teacher Joe Pavia praised the students for their hard work and success, especially with the challenges they faced during the 2020-21 school year.
“Even the pandemic couldn’t stop this team,” he said. “It seems as though no obstacles were going to keep them from their entrepreneurial destiny!”
The district congratulates these students on their impressive achievement.
The East Meadow School District was once again able to commend their student artists in person at their districtwide art show at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center on June 1 and 2. Students, families and community members were invited to visit the show during specified times, allowing for a safe and enjoyable viewing.
“While viewing artwork in a virtual capacity is certainly wonderful, nothing compares to experiencing original works of art in person,” Art Department Chairperson Heather Anastasio said. “We are thrilled to be able to bring this experience to our student artists and their families.”
Art teachers from throughout the district were also in attendance to celebrate the work of their students. Each teacher chose 13 works of art from their classes, including those who were included in this year’s virtual All-County Art Exhibit but were unable to have their work displayed in person. The evening was also a welcome return for the community, which has always greatly supported the district’s art program.
“I would like to thank the East Meadow community for the continued celebration and support of our program,” Director of Music and Art Kelly Gelfer said. “The district’s commitment to the arts continues to be our biggest strength.”
Nine senior athletes at W.T. Clarke High School in the East Meadow School District signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the college level on June 2. They were:
The district congratulates all of these students on their impressive achievements and wishes them luck in the next chapter of their athletic and academic careers.
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