Select Chorale Performs with College Universities

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Glen Cove High School’s Select Chorale had an opportunity to work and perform with choirs from major universities over a two-week period.
The group hosted Syracuse University at Glen Cove High School. They also traveled to Westminster Choir College and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College for high school choral festivals. The Select Chorale performed for their peers and had an opportunity to play alongside other high school choirs and college ensembles from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

According to Choral Director Ed Norris, several of the professors and directors from these prestigious musical facilities were blown away by the talent of the Glen Cove students.

Glen Cove Student-Musicians Perform at Tilles Center

Glen Cove Student-Musicians Perform at Tilles Center Photo
Glen Cove High School senior Nicholas Scarmato (tuba) and freshman Michele D’Ambrosio (alto saxophone) participated in the Tilles Festival Band at the 2017 LIU Post Band Festival held on March 31 through April 2.  

Nicholas and Michele were selected based on their fine musicianship skills and performed alongside the LIU Post Wind Symphony, as well as select high school musicians from 32 high schools across Long Island. Congratulations!   

Glen Cove Students Attend STEP Conference

Glen Cove Students Attend STEP Conference Photo

Glen Cove High School students on the research team at the STEP NYIT Program attended the 19th annual STEP Statewide Student Conference in Albany from March 24-26.

Latifah Fakhry, Fernanda Falcon, Joshua Filippone, Melvin Lopez, Lucretia Smith and Nicole Vasquez attended a variety of workshops before presenting their posters at the competition. The workshops included financial wellness, bullying, the importance of goal setting, careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and technology and coding. All the workshops were interactive and provided opportunities for the Glen Cove students to work with students from other schools in New York State to create vision boards and network. Additionally, they were able to attend a college fair.

Lopez was chosen as student ambassador and had the opportunity to attend a different set of leadership workshops, in addition to helping with the process of the conference set-up and the college fair. The students had an amazing time learning new things, meeting new people and presenting their research findings at the poster competition.

Glen Cove Students Attend Diversity Summit


Fourteen Glen Cove High School students in NYIT’s STEP program took part in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Diversity Summit at Farmingdale State College on March 17.

Four students entered the poster/research competition while the others attended workshops on mindfulness and business savvy with a focus on the different types of communication styles.

The students also had the opportunity to tour the Zspace van, learn about the planets in the Vanderbilt Museum van, speak to a paramedic and view the inside of an ambulance. Additionally, the school’s robotics team captain showed other students the robot created by the STEP team as well as the tricks it can perform.

Glen Cove High School Honors Students of the Month

Glen Cove High School Honors Students of the Month Photo
Glen Cove High School is proud to announce its Students of the Month for December, January and February. The students are recognized by grade level for their hard work and achievements. In addition, the Glen Cove Rotary Club and local Knights of Columbus chapter each named their own student of the month.

The Students of the Month for December were Julie Micko (Rotary); Deborah Mendez (Knights of Columbus); freshmen Trinity Guzman and Emmanuel Jimenez; sophomores Jessica Alvarenga and Jonathan Escobar; juniors Sebastian Jasinski and Brendan Owens; and senior Matthew Arena.
The Students of the Month for January were Shelbie Farnan (Rotary); Isabel Blas (Knights of Columbus); freshmen Michael Corwin and Zakarah Hargrove; sophomores Yanira Acosta Yanes and Miguel Hernandez Flores; juniors Eduardo Mancia and Spyridon Markoulis; and seniors Angela Anastassov and Luis Garcia.
The Students of the Month for February were Alyssa Zangari (Rotary); Jason Ventura (Knights of Columbus); freshmen Megan Battaglia and Gabriela Fernandez; sophomores Ana Flores Garcia and Neshauna Kawall; juniors Marleny Flores Garcia and Paula Hernandez; and seniors Tamara Gitlin and Amara Phillip.

Principal Antonio Santana and the entire administration congratulate the students on their academic achievements.

Glen Cove Seniors Place First in Journalism Competition

Glen Cove Seniors Place First in Journalism Competition Photo
Glen Cove High School seniors Samantha Barry and Tamara Gitlin placed first in Best Art Review and Best Opinion Piece, respectively, at the annual Press Day and Quill Awards ceremony held at Adelphi University on March 22. These writing categories demonstrate the strength of Glen Cove’s English Language Arts curriculum and its award-winning newspaper club. 
According to the club’s journalism adviser Arlene Munson, Tamara’s timely piece (Fake News –What’s Real or Not?) presented a well-structured opinion on how technology may be changing our perceptions of reality. Samantha’s review of the J.K. Rowling’s movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” provided unique insights into the author’s world of witchcraft and wizardry.
More than 300 high school students were in attendance and out of 14 award categories, Glen Cove garnered the top award in two of them. Congratulations! 

Glen Cove High School Students Prepare for Spark! Challenge

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Six Glen Cove High School students participated in the Spark! Challenge shadow day, a collaboration between Northwell Health Systems and local high schools to expose students to diverse career paths and ignite their interest in health-related STEM professions.

As part of the program, the students had the opportunity to participate in a shadow day of the Acute Rehabilitation Center at Glen Cove Hospital. Teacher Mrs. Fran Krisch accompanied students in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Honors class. With collaboration from Media Communications teacher Mr. Christopher Barry and his TV Production program students, the science students will prepare a two-minute presentation and participate in the Spark! Challenge contest where they will showcase their experience at the Spark! Challenge on April 6, making them eligible to win up to $2,000 toward a field trip of their choice.  
Principal Antonio Santana, assistant principals Alexa Doeschner and Allen Hudson are excited and incredibly proud to have students compete with high schools from across New York City and Long Island. Please stay tuned for updates and pictures from our upcoming Spark! Challenge event. 

Glen Cove Senior Wins Mathematics Scholarship

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Glen Cove High School senior Jessica Bellomo was one of five islandwide winners of the 2017 Dr. Jong Pil Lee Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,500 scholarship is given to students who are planning to major in mathematics at an accredited college or university. Jessica submitted an essay describing her intended pursuit of the study of mathematics along with her involvement and love for the subject. She named her high school mathematics teacher Mr. Frank Curatolo, as the educator she was most influenced by.  

Congratulations to Jessica and Mr. Curatolo for a well-deserved recognition!