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Safety at the Heart of Three Village Athletics

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On Oct. 1, the district partnered with Heart Screen New York to administer cardiac screenings to 395 student-athletes at Ward Melville High School. The district hosted the event to raise awareness and educate the community about sudden cardiac arrest warning signs. As student-athletes are more at risk for cardiac arrest, this service targeted fall season student-athletes, however, all students ages 12 to 18 were able to sign up for this free service.

Ward Melville High School student Bailee Williams and her mom, Denise Williams, had the idea to bring Heart Screen New York to Three Village last spring. The organization, which is affiliated with the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation and the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation, brought in 120 professionals including cardiologists, doctors, nurses and medical staff. Not only were students screened for underlying heart conditions, they were given CPR and AED training.

“Given the fact, that other school districts have unfortunately lost student-athletes to sudden cardiac arrest while playing sports in the past, I knew this was something important and very valuable to our student-athletes and school community,” Three Village Executive Director of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics Kevin Finnerty said. “I am very proud and happy of how the event turned out and it was very well received among our students, parents, staff, and community.”

Date Added: 10/4/2022

Math Team Earns Regional Recognition

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Ward Melville High School’s Math Team recently placed third in New York and first in Suffolk County at the New York State Math League Competition.

The competition gives students at the elementary, middle and high school levels an opportunity to participate in an academically engaging activity while gaining recognition for achievement. Students are challenged to solve age-appropriate math questions that cover a variety of difficulty ranges.

The district congratulates Ward Melville High School’s Math Team and wishes them success in future competitions.

Date Added: 10/03/2022

WMHS Student Earns Perfect Score on AP Exam

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Ward Melville High School student Michael Melikyan earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Exam in spring 2022. Not only did Michael receive the top score of 5, he was one of only 196 students in the world to earn every point possible.

The college-level course introduces students to computer science. The AP program helps students stand out on college applications while earning college credit or placement. The district applauds Michael on this outstanding and rare accomplishment.

Date Added: 9/29/2022

All-State Musicians

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Five Ward Melville High School students were selected by the New York State School Music Association to perform in the 2022 All-State Music Conference. An additional 13 students were chosen as alternates.

Congratulations to the following:

All-State

* Adam Bear – Mixed Chorus
* John Gallagher – Symphony Orchestra
* Theresa Jiao – Symphony Orchestra
* Hayden Pepe – Symphonic Band
* Mikaeel Zohair – Mixed Chorus

Alternates

* Juliet Abramson
* Ava Della Pietra
* Alexandra Duan
* Philip Gatti
* Emre Goral
* Sahana Gupta
* Acadia Kunkel
* Kira Manganas
* Evan Meinsen
* Matthew Cole Platt
* Rachel Rose
* Peter Sloniewsky
* Brianna Zenaty

Of the thousands who auditioned, only the top musicians from school music departments across New York are selected. They auditioned by participating in solo and ensemble festivals last spring.

“This is a result of not only the students’ hard work and dedication, but a direct reflection of our music teachers’ commitment and perseverance towards excellence,” Director of Music, Anthony Pollera said.

The All-State Conference will take place in Rochester from Dec. 1-4.

Date Added: 9/27/2022

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Eleven students from Ward Melville High School were named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship program. Congratulations to Adam Bear, Alexander Dong, Luke Hou, Benjamin Proothi, Riya Sangwan, Peter Sloniewsky, Serene Stoller, Kate Sun, Isabel Xu, Dorian Zhou and Mikaeel Zohair.

These students are among the approximately 16,000 academically talented high school seniors from across the nation to be named semifinalists. High school juniors entered the scholarship program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

The program’s semifinalists have the opportunity to advance in the competition to win scholarships worth nearly $28 million in total. About 95% of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing after submitting a detailed scholarship application. Finalists are expected to be announced in February. Congratulations to these Ward Melville High School students on this outstanding accomplishment!

Date Added: 9/22/2022