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Northport HS students inducted into Math Honor Society

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More than 100 Northport High School students were the first to be inducted into the school’s newly formed chapter of the New York State Math Honor Society on Jan. 13.  
One hundred and two students took the Math Honor Society oath, pledging to maintain and model leadership skills, initiative, knowledge and passion as they pursue deeper interests in mathematics. “I will support all objectives of the Northport High School Math Honor Society,” they said.
Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer congratulated the students and thanked those in attendance before turning the microphone over to the event’s keynote speaker and salutatorian of the Class of 2018, Nicholas Holfester. The closing remarks were made by October Mathematics Student of the Month, Danielle Levanti.
Congratulations to Theo Amendola, Jude Anton, Samuel Aronson, James Atkinson, Bryan Avila, Ryan Bell, John Bilello, Emma Blanco, Arielle Blume, Nicholas Borina, Sophia Borovikova, Alea Brummel, Camden Burk, Luke Cacic, Simone Cammarasana, Brandon Carire, Lauren Cash, Olivia Caulfield, Justin Cavanaugh, James Connor, Shea Contino, Kayla Cotter, Griffin Crafa, Matthew Cruise, Emilie D’Amaro, Annabella D'Ambrosio, Tara D'Amico, Isabella DeBrino, Maxwell DeBrino, Megan DellaMarco, Kerry Dennin, Sienna Edwards, Thomas Fodor, Abby Fortuna, Luke Frisoli, Kyle Gallagher, Taryn Gerlach, Nicholas Gilligan, Joseph Gonzalez, Mackenzie Graham, Julia Graziano, Sean Gull, Emily Guo, Madison Heckman, Aidan Hickman, Ryan Inzerillo, Ian Kaish, Valia Kavrakis, Allison Kennedy, Kailyn Kilroe, Heather Kirchner, Emily Kovacs, Meghan Kropp, Alexa Lacher, Sophia Lamendola, Meghan Lavin, Ayla Lerner, Danielle Levanti, Eileen Lin, Esther Loring, Philip Mancino, Valentina Masone, Thomas McDonagh, Colin McGarry, Liam McKenna, Meaghan McKenna, Kelly McLaughlin Kathryn Meadows, Kyle Mitard, Vincent Moscarelli, Madalyn Oliver, Matthew Olson, Harsh Patel, Kevin Penrose, Ella Petry, 
Carla Pibouin Dilan Piscatello Luke Popp Kristian Psihos Connor Quinn Ameer Qureshi Ryan Reynolds Noah Rosenzweig Jamie Safonte, Rosalie Sarnataro, Jamie Saturno, Johnathan Schiede, McKenzie Schuvart, Aidan Sewell, Aidan Sheehan, Meghan Smith, Lauren Spinner, Aidan Stang, Derek Stratton, Jonah Thomas, Lauren Thompson, Sterling Thompson, Michael Torres, Celia Vazquez, Yin Zhang and  Rachel Zulawski. 

Photo caption: One hundred and two Northport High School students were inducted into the school’s Math Honor Society on Jan. 13. 

Photos courtesy of Northport-East Northport Union Free School District 

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HS students place among top three in Digital Generation competition

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Several students from Northport High School’s Digital Generation course presented their collaborative final projects at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center on Jan 13. 

There were 14 groups of students, each with representatives from five Long Island high schools, including Northport, Riverhead, Sayville, Westhampton Beach and Half Hollow Hills East and West. The program uses a blended learning model to virtually connect the school districts’ students to have them understand the power of the internet and social media. 

Since September, the students have worked together using Google digital platforms to communicate and create a public service announcement, infographic and website debating opposing sides of an ethical dilemma, such as consumer privacy, ethics in college acceptance, public health threats and cyberbullying.

The winning teams, which include three Northport High School students – Matt Gray, Gabriella DeStasi and Madison Cassar – will visit Google headquarters in New York City in March.

Northport HS seniors named students of distinction

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The Northport-East Northport School District is proud to announce Northport High School senior Isabella DeBrino as the Science Student of the Month and senior Ryan Heinzman as the Technology and Engineering Student of the Month.
District Chairperson of Science, Technology and Engineering Education David Storch described Isabella as an exemplary student “who pushes herself to be the very best.” She has taken honors scientific investigation courses in living environment, chemistry and physics, as well as four years of advanced placement science research. She is also currently working to complete her International Baccalaureate courses to earn an IB diploma in June. 
Since middle school, Isabella has developed original science experiments and has won numerous science fairs. Additionally, she has worked on science research projects at both Johns Hopkins University and Stony Brook University. 
In addition to her science accolades, Isabella has been an essential contributor to many school and community extracurricular clubs and committees and, for years, has helped host the annual STEM Challenge at Northport High School. “The STEM Challenge is a great way to provide children with an opportunity to use creativity and critical thinking to solve a problem while also learning to work as a team,” Isabella said. 
Ryan Heinzman’s high school career has been just as impressive. Mr. Storch described him as a “bright and self-motivated young man with an outstanding sense of integrity. 
Over the past four years, Ryan has taken seven technology courses, two Project Lead the Way engineering courses and every high school course on automotive and wood technology. Supplementing his technology classes, he has taken honors courses in Regents science and Advanced Placement calculus.
  Additionally, Ryan is a member of the Civil Air Patrol, where he raises funds for the unit and marches in the color guard. He also regularly volunteers at a respite program where he works with special needs children and their families. 
After graduation, Ryan plans to study technology and engineering education at SUNY Oswego. He intends to return to Northport High School after earning his degree to teach and give back to the community that shaped him.