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Northport High School

154 Laurel Hill Road
Northport, NY 11768
School Office Hours: 7:30-3:30
Phone: 631-262-6654

Robert Dennis, Principal
Angelo Cocchiola, Assistant Principal

Carlos Falcón, Ed.D, Assistant Principal
Terrence Hinson, Assistant Principal
Denise Keenan, Assistant Principal

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Main Office Phone
(631) 262-6654
Main Office Fax
(631) 262-6880
Nurse's Office
(631) 262-6746
Counseling Center Phone
(631) 262-6730
Counseling Center Fax
(631) 262-6736
Attendance Office
(631) 262-6657  

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Current News

High School Student Running Successful Podcast

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Northport High School student Amanda Penny is using her interviewing skills to run a successful podcast, which she has titled “Amanda’s World.” The podcast focuses on topics of interest to Amanda, ranging from her favorite television shows to her focus on a career in journalism. 

Amanda says she hadn’t planned on the podcast becoming such a success, but after her first video received over 100 views, she realized there was an opportunity to grow an audience or even make money. To help build a following, she has been uploading content nearly every day since January and has had over 4,000 views. Her guests have included producers, small business owners and journalists and have ranged from Morgan Evans, host of the Teen Wolf After Show to Barstool Sports content creator Alex Bennett.

When asked what she enjoys about the podcast, Amanda said “I love interviewing people and talking. For example I interviewed this singer who I loved when I was young, and to this day, I still talk to her. I made a lot of connections in L.A. and I have a really big support system.” 
Amanda runs the podcast almost entirely out of her home with support from school staff, who have provided her with resources and guidance. “My school support system is amazing. Everybody supports me 100 percent,” she said. 

In the future, Amanda hopes to study journalism in college and eventually work for a media company, such as MTV or Barstool Sports.  

 

Nine Students Recognized as National Merit Commended Students

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Congratulations to the following students who have been named National Merit Commended Students: Madeleine Cierski, Braden Ciszek, Grace Freas, Luke Frisoli, Nicholas Gilligan, Esther Loring, Valentina Masone, Audrey Ryan and Clare Vogt. 

Commended Students are named based on a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. These nine students showed, via their PSAT scores, that they are exceptionally talented and have been recognized for their achievements. 

Senior selected for BAE Systems Women in Technology program

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Northport High School senior Soraya Basrai has been selected for Women in Technology, a program run by BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector. Soraya began the program this fall and will graduate in November. 

Math teacher Kristen Rozell had shared the opportunity with her students, and Soraya opted to apply in hopes of participating in external engineering experiences beyond the school offerings. After completing the online application, she was notified of her selection and picked up her engineering kit to participate in the program, which is taking place virtually this year. 

Soraya acknowledged that women have traditionally not been as prevelant in the engineering space and this led her to want to find more opportunities to explore the field. In addition to participating in BAE Systems Women in Technology, she also signed up for coding courses through Girls Who Code this summer, furthering her engineering and technology work. She hopes to pursue a career in either electrical, computer or biomedical engineering. 

BAE Systems describes Women In Technology as giving female high school students with an aptitude in math and science “a practical, hands-on opportunity to explore careers in various technical disciplines.” Women who participate and go on to major in engineering are also encouraged to apply for summer internships through BAE Systems. 

 

Students and Teacher present at New York Textile Month for Art Project Made Using Plastic Waste

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Over the course of the 2020-2021 school year, dozens of art and fashion students at Northport High School worked alongside teacher Robin O’Neill Gonzales and artist Oksana Danzinger to create “United Waste of America.” This large scale map of America made entirely out of plastic waste was recognized during New York Textile Month, as students, Ms. O’Neill-Gonzalez and Ms. Danzinger presented virtually to those attending the event. 

When presenting the piece of art, Ms. O’Neill-Gonzales explained how the students worked with herself and Oksana to map out the piece and practice weaving on small looms before taking on the large scale creation. Once students familiarized themselves with the weaving process, they began working on individual states using various forms of plastic including plastic bags, straws, and packaging filler to create a colorful and textured artwork. 

Several students also presented to attendees, explaining their creative process and the techniques used. Ms. O’Neill-Gonzalez praised them for their hard work to bring the creation to life, despite working under a hybrid model for the majority of the project. 

The end result was a nearly nine foot by 12 foot piece of art created entirely of hand woven plastic. With bottle caps and beads used to mark capitals and iconic locations and special textured weaving techniques used to designate mountaineous areas, the piece has a tremendous visual impact. Currently, the plan is to hang it in the high school for future generations to admire and inspire conversation about plastic waste in America. 

New York Textile Month is described as “a month-long city-wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness,” with the school’s presentation being one of several educational events and programs available during the month. 

 

Tigers Bring Home the Win for Homecoming Game

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Congratulations Tigers on an incredible homecoming defeat over Huntington Blue Devils! 

With performances by the choir, marching band, flag line, cheerleaders and dancers, Tiger Stadium was truly alive this weekend with incredible support from our community! Let's Go Tigers!