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  • World Language Poetry Contest

    14 world language Somers High School students participated in William Paterson University’s 37th Annual World Language Poetry Recitation Contest with Signora Scerbo as their advisor and coach, and the incomparable Mr. Edier Rivera as chaperone. Over 55 schools were represented from the tri-state area at this prestigious event. French, German, Italian, Korean and Spanish students were selected from each level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Native) to memorize and recite a poem, written by renowned international poets, in their respective target language. These youngsters have spent many hours being coached, overcoming inhibitions and trying to capture the essence of their poem.

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  • Somers Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    The mood was celebratory on the night of May 20th as friends and loved ones filed into the Walden School gym in Yorktown Heights to celebrate the twenty-third annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony. Dressed their best and grinning with pride, five Somers High School students who attend the Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center were honored in the student-led event. “Tonight really celebrates the excellence of our Career and Technical Education program, the faculty and staff, and the outstanding accomplishments of more than 60 honor students representing schools of Putnam and Northern Westchester,” said District Superintendent Dr. James Ryan at the start of the evening. “The accomplishments of this group — the work they’ve done in a wide range of career and technical options — is nothing short of phenomenal.”

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  • Joseph Wins International Science Award

    Somers High School senior, Rachel Joseph took the second place award in the Environmental Engineering category at the prestigious INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition and Rachel is the first student to place at ISEF in Somers Science Research history. She was awarded $1500 for her project, Optimizing Thermal Hydrolysis for Increased Biogas Generation in Wastewater Treatment. Rachel Joseph, right.

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  • Somers Senior Receives National Merit Scholarship

    Somers High School senior, Katie Taylor was just announced as the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Merit Scholarship awards are given to students based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. A variety of information is used to select the winners, including the finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the Finalist's own essay. Katie will attend Yale University this fall. Pictured: Principal Mark Bayer, School Counselor Eileen Cawley, Katie Taylor, Assistant Principal Pete Rodrigues

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