Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 16:43 Published Date Written by SHSAA
Eight Stuyvesant students competed in the final round of the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition, and six received awards with monetary prizes. One Stuy senior won a grand prize, honored as the best project in the Plant Sciences category – this talented student from Staten Island will receive an all-expenses paid trip next year to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden, where she will attend lectures, press conferences, and get to visit various scientific institutes. We appreciate the support of her teachers, particularly Research Coordinator Jonathan Gastel, and her mentor at New York University?s Biology Department. [Learn more about ISEF]
The World Languages Department is proud of the many Stuyvesant students who have excelled in a variety of prestigious National Language Examinations. Here is a summary of their accomplishments – our thanks to their dedicated teachers:
Spanish: 20 Gold Medals, 19 Silver, 10 Bronze, & 13 Honorable Mention Awards.
Latin: 26 Gold Medals, 26 Silver, & 30 other awards. Four of our 12th-grade Latin scholars won gold medals for a 4th consecutive year!
Japanese: 17 Gold Medals and 25 Silver Medals in the two competitive levels. One of our students was ranked as the top Japanese student in NYC! And another received an Honorable Mention award in the Japanese Center Essay event at SUNY/Stony Brook.
In the realm of Social Studies, three of our students swept the top awards of the Jewish Heritage Essay Writing Contest, earning cash prizes ranging up to $500. The guidance and support of History teacher Michael Waxman was a key part of their success, and the winners will receive their prizes from Chancellor Dennis Walcott next week.
Civil Law/Social Studies teacher Linda Weissman brought Ms. Dawn Fuentes of the NYC Civilain Complaint Review Board to speak to her students. Many current issues were covered, including the controversial “Stop & Frisk” policy. The students also heard from eminent attorney Craig Hanlon of the NYC County Law Association, who discussed career paths and urban legal issues. We are very grateful to the ongoing enrichment Ms. Weissman provides to her very fortunate students.