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

Spark Challenge Photo
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

Math Scholarship Photo
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!

Ski Club Members Enjoy Mount Snow

Ski Club Members Enjoy Mount Snow
The Glen Cove High School Ski Club recently returned from their first trip of the season. Fifty students, along with staff and parent chaperones, ventured north to Mount Snow, Vermont for two days of skiing and snowboarding.

"As always, the trip was an overwhelming success," said Ski Club adviser Christopher Barry. "The students had a chance to do something healthy in the outdoors that they love, and we simultaneously introduced about a dozen students to winter mountain sports for the first time."  
The students also enjoyed bumping into Principal Antonio Santana during their trip. Santana was at Mount Snow with his family.
“It was great seeing students up on the mountain, both enjoying the beautiful scenery and engaging in an activity that is not accessible to many,” Santana said. “Some of our students have developed into proficient skiers due to the club. It’s a great experience.”

The Ski Club is planning one more trip from March 17-19 to Mount Snow. The club meets on Thursdays  at 2:30 p.m. in the high school’s TV studio. New members are always encouraged to join.

Photography Honors for Glen Cove High School Students

Photography Honors for Glen Cove High School Students

Glen Cove High School junior Veronica Cruz and freshman Yllka Valdez are national finalists in the 36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest sponsored by Photographer’s Forum magazine.

The two students, in Melissa Johnides' Photography 1 class, were recently notified that their works were selected out of nearly 15,000 entries. The girls will have their photos published in this year’s "Photographer's Forum: Best of Photography 2017" book, displayed on the magazine’s website, and are eligible for cash prizes if they are chosen as winners.