Congratulations to Hills East's Samir Batheja on being selected as a Regional Finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program! He is one of 250 Regional Finalists selected from out of over 91,000 applicants and more than 1,500 Semifinalists. Best of luck as he continues to work towards being selected as one of the 150 Coca-Cola Scholars who each receive a $20,000 college scholarship!
The High School East Science Olympiad teams competed at the Eastern Long Island regional competitions which consisted of 53 teams across 28 schools from Suffolk County. All three teams finished second which automatically qualifies them for the State Championship for the 17th consecutive year. 29 of our students earned individual medals in 17 of the 21 events offered and all three of our teams medaled in Green Generation and Disease Detectives.
Congratulations to our Hills East football players named by the New York State Sports Writers Association to their Class AA All-State Football Team: defensive lineman Loucas Charalambous, linebacker Josh Isaacs and running back Jovanny Brown! #HHHCSD
Congratulations to Hills East's Samir Batheja and Jacob Leshnower on being named Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors! Only 300 scholars were selected from nearly 2,000 entrants, with each student receiving a $2,000 award and their school also receiving a $2,000 award. Samir's project explored the association between sleep and fatigue in depression, and Jacob's project was about the connections between music and emotion.
Congratulations to High School East students Skye Fisher, Jasmine Foster , Justin Gilliam, Isabelle Grauer, Samantha Heyman, Brooke Hyland, Jaidah Jeanbart, Penelope Kalvert, Ryan Lashin, Arden Sarner, Tyler Varlack, Zaccai Wright, Christina Zhao, Julia Zinkin, Logan Zipper. They were nominated by HSE faculty as students of the month for December in one or more of the following categories: Academics, Service/Community Activities, School Involvement or Effort/Improvement.
Congratulations to our Hills East students who were selected as All-Eastern musicians and will perform at the 2022 NAfME Eastern Division Conference with more than 700 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States! East's Sean Tran, Jasmine Foster and Stephanie Foster (alternate) were selected for Mixed Chorus, East's Jacob Leshnower was selected for Band, and East's Rishi Aravind, Alice Wang and Mark Shapiro were selected for Orchestra.