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  • Maeve Janecka Regeneron Scholar

    It is not often that students can pinpoint the exact high school class that determines their path forward. But that is what the Science Research Class has done for Somers High School senior and class of 2020 valedictorian Maeve Janecka. “If it weren’t for this class, I never would have gotten the experiences in a lab that taught me that chemistry is something I want to do with my life,” says Janecka. This class was also Janecka’s path to a prestigious award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Janecka was named a semi-finalist in the contest, received a $2,000 scholarship, and an additional $2,000 for the SHS Science Research program.

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  • Rolling Fury Down the Court

    Just like many of his classmates, 7th-grader Michael Abrams spends hours on the basketball court. He goes to New York City at least once a week for practice and travels around the country regularly for basketball tournaments. Unlike his classmates, Michael plays basketball in a wheelchair. “My favorite part of the game,” says Michael, “Is going down the court and making a basket.” As one of the top scorers on his team, the New York Rolling Fury, Michael is a key player on both offense and defense. “He is a competitor,” says his coach, Chris Bacon. “He is usually amped up, ready to play, and he plays with his heart on his sleeve.”

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  • Kindness Challenge at SIS

    Kindness abounds at SIS! The students are taking on a Kindness Challenge for the months of January and February. Make a new friend, help a classmate get organized, teach someone a new skill. Then write your name and your act of kindness and post it on the bulletin board.

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  • Dream Big Mural at SHS

    SHS alum Chris Rios, 2011, gave many hours of his time and talent to create a mural outside the main office at the high school. Chris specializes in portraits and sports art. He developed the concept "Dream Big" for the mural, and chose subjects who embodied that sentiment.

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year

    Did you know the Chinese Dragon is a symbol of Chinese culture and the longer the dragon is, the more luck it will bring to the community? The International Club at the middle school celebrated Chinese New Year by eating traditional food, such as dumplings and noodles - but don’t cut them, it’s bad luck! Matthew D’Ippolito, Andrew Fasone and Joey Gherardi showed a video and presentation about Chinese New Year traditions. Giving red envelopes is a custom at Chinese New Year and each member received an envelope where they wrote a message to give to a family member/friend.

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