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NHS Environment Team Presents at 2nd Annual Long Island High School Summit

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Northport High School’s Environment Team presented at the 2nd Annual Long Island High School Summit on May 19 sponsored by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.  Students presented research on various topics impacting our local ecosystems, including “Presence of Microplastics at Steers Beach, Hobart Beach, Northport Fishing and Boat Ramp at the Stacks, and Northport Harbor,” “Long Island Sound Water Quality Analysis: Cesspools vs Treated Sewage” and “Comparative State of Salt Marshes: Crab Meadow Beach vs Makamah Preserve”
Club advisors have submitted for a grant so students can continue their work in our local area. Two of the projects were new and involved students testing the health of the salt marsh at Crab Meadow while the other consisted of students measuring Nitrogen levels to investigate a comparative analysis of areas with cesspools to areas hooked up to a sewage treatment facility. The third project was a continuation of last year’s work and involved inventorying microplastics. 
Chairperson of Science and Technology David Storch offered his congratulations to the entire environment team and faculty advisors. “We are an integral part of innovative projects designed to tackle current environmental challenges to the Long Island Sound due to their advocacy and activism,” he said. 
 

NHS Junior Wins Third Place in Huntington Youth Writes Contest

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Congratulations to Northport High School junior Francesca DeRosa, whose essay won third place in the Huntington Youth Writes Contest this month. Her two page essay titled “PopPop” was dedicated to her grandfather who passed while she was in elementary school. 
The focus of the story was on combining the elements of his life she could remember, while expressing frustration for the parts she could not. Francesca shared that the essay was “to emphasize my desire to ease my frustration and guilt about not remembering much about a man who touched the lives of my mother and grandmother.”
Francesca worked with English teacher Allison Coulson as part of an independent study for the essay. She was honored during an award recognition ceremony on May 18. 
 

NHS and Long Island Woodturners Association Host First Workshop

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On Saturday, May 14th the Long Island Woodturners Association (LIWA) in collaboration with Northport High School’s Technology & Engineering Department sponsored the 1st Bob Storch woodturning workshop for beginners.  Master turners from LIWA worked with over twenty-five high school students, parents, faculty, and staff to foster the art of woodturning.  
In addition to being a tremendous learning opportunity for all, the event also honored Bob Storch, one of the original founders of LIWA who passed earlier this year. The four-hour event was a tremendous success as participants selected their own pen and bowl blanks and engaged in their very first wood lathe experience! At the conclusion of the event, participants could bring their creations home as a token of their hard work and craftsmanship. 
 

NHS Choir and Marching Band Take 1st Place at Music in the Park

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Congratulations to Northport High School choir, who took 1st place at the Music in the Parks festival, as well as our Tiger Marching Band, who also took home 1st place and best band overall! An incredible accomplishment by all of our talented student musicians!

 

 

Art and Music Rotary Students of the Month Honored by Board

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Congratulations to Benjamin Herbert, Art Student of the Month and Julia Mescallado, Music Student of Month. Both of these students are exceptional in their respective areas, having won numerous awards and being integral members of the departments for which they are recognized. 

Benjamin is a respected artist amongst his peers. Described as "brilliant" and a "Renaissance Man" by teachers, he has won numerous awards for his artwork including "Best in Show" from the Huntington Arts Council's High Arts Showcase. 

Julia is equally accomplished, and was selected this year for the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensemble for band. She plays the snare drum and mallets and was selected for this prestigious recognition following her selection for All-State. 

Benjamin was honored during the May 5 Board of Education meeting and Julia was recognized during the Band, Tigerettes and Flagline Awards Banquet on May 11.