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Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
Prepared with the skills she had learned as a vocal performance major at NYU Steinhardt, Mara Friedman, of Merrick, decided to go on an audition. In May, right after she graduated, Friedman submitted her résumé and headshot to be considered for Broadway Rising Stars’ annual concert. After an initial audition of her classical repertoire and a callback a week later, she was asked to sing alongside 17 other recent college graduates at the concert on July 22. more
Fifteen-year-old Nicholas Carrano is heading back to elementary school. This time, however, Carrano will return to Park Avenue Elementary School as a Boy … more
An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. … more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could reshape the way Long Island’s public schools are funded. more
“To get them to socialize more, I said, ‘Let’s put on a play,’” said Kathy Brickmeier, a paraprofessional at Sanford H. Calhoun High School who works with special-education students. When they discovered that there was no availability in Calhoun’s auditorium, however, the concept shifted and blossomed into something bigger. more
The Merrick Board of Education passed an emergency resolution to remove and replace the flooring in Norman J. Levy Lakeside School’s Cubs Cave, after elevated levels of mercury vapor were detected and state senators called for action. more
The John F. Kennedy High School team has earned first place in one of Northwell Health’s annual SPARK! Challenge awards. Students from across Long Island competed in the event, with presentation projects covering several hands-on field experiences in Northwell hospitals. more
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s focus on mental health wellness continues to expand. On March 19, Brookside School will host Nassau County’s first Youth Wellness Summit, a program created by the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. more
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