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By Elaine Kanas,

East Williston School District

February starts the district’s series of budget workshops for the public. Check the district website for a listing of all these meetings. Your input is valued and important.

Wheatley senior Julian Nathan was named a candidate in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the U.S. Department of Education.

Wheatley junior Lianna Golden was awarded the Bertie Green Travel Scholarship presented by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese for her essay and video interview highlighting her interest in Ecuadoran culture and how this travel experience might affect her life. Special thanks to Lianna’s teacher, Mary Martinez, for encouraging her students to challenge themselves to go beyond the classroom. Fifty-one high school Science Olympiad teams from around eastern Nassau County competed to earn a coveted spot at the State Competition. The Wheatley team came in second place overall and is headed to Le Moyne College in Syracuse (in March) to battle the best teams from across the state.

Congratulations to our team members Karan Amin, Joy Bestourous, Robert Chang, Krista Chen, Ari Jain, Haseeb Jangda, Vani Kumar, John Li, Karen Li, Jeffrey Poomkudy, Christopher Shen, Manan Shukla, Vedant Singh, Emily Wang, Aiden Wong, Cindy Zhou and Andrew Zuckerman. Thanks as well to Alexis Blondrage and DJ Paulson, co-advisors to the team.

Steve Cadet, Wheatley’s Dean of Students and Boys Varsity Soccer coach is being inducted into the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame on March 5, at 8 p.m. at the Huntington Hilton.

As always, email me at kanase@ewsdonline.org or call me at 516-333-3758 with any questions, suggestions and/or any topics you would like to see in this newsletter.

 

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