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Principal: Alvaro Escobar

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Adam T. Hopkins
Michelle Lambo-Maron




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West Hempstead Students Awarded at Science Expo

West Hempstead Students Awarded at Science Expo

Months of research and experimentation paid off for middle and high school students in West Hempstead when they attended the district’s annual Science Expo award ceremony on Jan. 12.

Classrooms and libraries at both buildings turned into exhibition sites for the work presented by students in Science 6–8, Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics classes. Community members, families, teachers and students viewed the array of projects each of which included a science research experiment and a research paper on a topic of the student’s choosing. Projects ranged from the study of acid rain, the Doppler effect and the effects of wind speed to creating a solar oven and the endangerment of honeybees.

In the High School cafeteria, the High School’s VEX Robotics team displayed the three robots that they will enter in this year's VEX competition.    

The students’ projects qualified for the ceremony after receiving their respective science teacher’s recommendation. During the expo, the selected research was evaluated by a science teacher for quality and authenticity of research. The final judging was followed by the awarding of first, second and third place to students in each science course.

“I would like to commend all of the students for doing a phenomenal job at this year’s Science Expo,” said Joseph Cangemi, the district’s Director of Science. “We’re extremely proud of our students for not only choosing [a topic] they are interested in, but also for being able to support and advocate for it throughout the judging process.”  

Closing the ceremony, the science department presented the Joseph Harding Memorial Award to senior Nathaniel Vaduthala, who exemplified the use of the scientific method in his project, “Model for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

By offering this opportunity to conduct research, the district prepares students for their postgraduate future in the areas of science.    

The district also extends its thanks to the Science Department, High School Principal Alvaro Escobar, Middle School Principal Dina Reilly, Middle and High School Librarians Victoria Puccio and Barbara Stern, the custodial staff and the parents of these science students for their ongoing support in making the Science Expo a success.

Sofia Gutierrez Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominee


West Hempstead High School senior Sofia Gutierrez has been designated as one of New York State’s high school nominees in academics and arts for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program.

According to its website, the program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors based on three paths of accomplishment – academic, artistic, and career and technical education.

Candidates across the nation gained entrance to the competition based on their SAT and ACT scores. For the arts component, students had to have participated in the National YoungArts Foundation competition, which identifies and recognizes young artists who demonstrate excellence in the arts. Career and technical education students were selected based on their CTE accomplishments. Additionally, the chief state school officer in each state could nominate up to five students who meet the program’s requirements.

A review committee will determine the 500 semifinalists in late March through an evaluation of the nominees’ academic achievements, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities, and personal essays.   

In June, the Commission on Presidential Scholars will select 161 scholars as finalists to receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Recognition Program. U.S. Presidential Scholars will receive a medallion for  at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, as well as meet with government officials, educators and other accomplished professionals.

The district commends Sofia for her academic achievements and wishes her much success as she continues in the competition.   

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