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Memorial's BRAVE Club Delivers Holiday Hope

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Memorial Junior High School’s BRAVE club members completed a community service project to lift the spirits of children spending the holidays in Winthrop University Hospital. They assembled more than 50 care packages containing items intended to bring joy and inspiration.

Each package contains stickers, a box of crayons and a “Be BRAVE” coloring book. The BRAVE Club students designed the coloring book themselves with festive winter-themed pages. The gifts will be delivered to the Child Life Program at Winthrop, where they will be placed on each patient’s lunch tray as a heartfelt holiday surprise. 

 

VSCHSD Honors AP Scholars

National AP Scholars

Every fall, the Valley Stream Central High School District’s Board of Education and Administration recognize AP Scholar Award recipients from the current senior class. On Oct. 10, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Heidenreich and Board of Education President William Stris presented certificates to these students in acknowledgment of their exceptional scores earned last spring. 

Valley Stream students were identified as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honors and AP Scholars with Distinctions. Additionally, three students earned the elite title of National AP Scholar. Congratulations to Joseph Campbell and David Manikas of South and Mohammad Qadri of North for this extraordinary accomplishment. 

AP Scholar recognitions are presented by the College Board based on students’ Advanced Placement examination performances. The district provides an assortment of AP courses, which are of college-level rigor, at Central, North and South high schools. This year, the AP offerings have been expanded in the district to include an AP Capstone component. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement or both based on successful performance on the AP exams. The district congratulates the following students:

AP Scholar (granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams)

Central High School: Naima Alakham, Julian Castillo, Anika Chowdhury, Anthony Cruz, Natasha Dhanraj, Genesis Duran, Miguel Giral, Deanna Hammond-Young, Antoine Jean-Louis, Emily Lopez, Jeannine Nwade, Ogechi Okafor, Shaffan Rangoonwala, Zachari Rose, Amber Shaukat, Amrit Singh, Joshua Tanoy, Giovanni Thomassini, Alexander Trajan, Brianna Williams.

North High School: Daniel Acosta, Courtnae Alves, Ayesha Azeem, John Biegler, Ayele Brockington, Rebekah Buon, Angelica Celis, Christina Chalmers, Sabrina Connolly, Daniela Crimi, Audrey D’Aulisa, Laila Drosman, Kailyn Fan, Christopher Ferro, Daniel Fitzsimmons, Jessica Fornells, Anthony Franco, Geralyn Jones, Annaelle Lafontant, Corinne Lima, Brian Milone, Joseph Munson, Wajeeha Nadeem, Mia Peredo, Sean Rogers, Ryan Sabini, Justin Schoenfeld, Sameen Siddiqui, Nikolas Tartamella, Courtney Taylor, Anthony Terzulli, Jacqueline Winslow, Michael Winslow.

South High School: Amaan Abdullah, Sheza Ali, Bayza Assefa, Brook Assefa, Maham Ayaz, Maria Baig, Christopher Blake, Wayne Chen, Allendy Decopin, Christian Edwards, Jonathan Eugene, Janez Francis, Jack Franzino, Brian Garay, Sarah Henao, Joshua Hernandez, Melanie Ingber, Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky, Filip Konieczny, Andrew Lazzara, Julianna Lentini, Caitlyn Lopeck, Seancris Luyun, Ibrahim Mozawalla, Osama Oza, Taranveer Pabla, Maximo Ramos, Jason Robles, Imman Shah, Sophia Sheinin, Joshua Starling, Brian Sterling, Liam Tormey, Natalia Walawender, Preston Yeh, Ariel Yeni.

AP Scholar with Honor (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams)

Central High School: Ayana Bisnar, Leah Clegg, Rebecca Colgan, Lena Demas, Omar Elhoriny, Hajra Ilyas, Asadullah Mian, Christopher Mitto, Hannah Roldan, Suleman Shahid, Aianne Urgel.

North High School: Ashley Augustin, Christopher Basile, Jacqueline Blain, Christian Chalmers, Karen Chan, Rahul Dutt, Alexa Foster, Arshia Iqbal, Kathleen Kearney, Clara Leyendecker, Christian Pareja, Steven Santiago, Christopher Schwabe, Alicia Tsu, Justine Woracek.

South High School: Matthew Almonte, Nicole Ayora-Gonzalez, William Bertiz, Jacob Ebert, Robert Espinal, Adejuwon Fasanya, Meron Ippolito, Ryan Prashad, Shane Sackichand, Aaliyah Schultz, Lesly Tapia-Ramos.

AP Scholar with Distinction (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams) 

Central High School: Bianca Balkaran, Mutahira Bhatti, Adam Birch, Ogochukwu Chukwuma, Raylana Ciceron, Adrian Erazo, Rachel Guilbaud, Alesha Gutierrez, Melanie Heeralal, Robby Lyallpuri, Amanda Mirville, Chinonyelum Okoli, Tasnova Osmani, Aaron Presto, Jonathan Val, Alisha Victor.

North High School: Angelena Barone, Bianca Bernier, Amelia Cossentino, Chloe Cossentino, Tristan Darshan, Abigail Fitzsimmons, Gabriella Grand-Pierre, Pablo Hernandez, Shane Johnson, Valeria Ladino, Mohammad Qadri, Hassan Raja, Michael Russo, Cassie Saracino, Nithin Seelan, Jared Shapiro, Benjamin Testani, Sophia Thomson.

South High School: Ann Ballesteros, Joseph Campbell, Nicholas Chen, Nicolas Farias, Emilio Fredericks, Ryan Harnanan, David Manikas, Christopher Possidel.

National AP Scholar (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams)

South High School: Joseph Campbell, David Manikas. 
North High School: Mohammad Qadri.

 

Memorial Students Rise Above Bullying

MJHS Anti Bullying
Memorial Junior High School students showed their good character on October 2 for National Stomp Out Bullying Day. The BRAVE Club, led by teachers Amanda Milano and Brian Kelly, led an initiative that promoted positive behavior, kindness and compassion. The group  organized a video for students to watch and placed balloon pledge cards in first period teachers’ mailboxes. Students signed the cards and stated their promises to be “upstanders,” and club members organized an uplifting display in the main lobby.
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017