Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 11, Issue 34, 5-19-2017
Vernon 4th Graders Follow in the Footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt
The fourth graders at the Vernon School also learned about their environment. As part of a federal pilot grant acquired by The Audubon Society and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, the 4th graders participated in classroom workshops and open research projects. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, located in Oyster Bay, was established in 1923 as the first Audubon Songbird Sanctuary in the nation. Twelve acres were donated by W. Emlen and Christine Roosevelt in memory of their cousin, the late Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. The Sanctuary's original purpose was to provide a protected environment for songbirds whose populations were...
Courtney Kowalsky is the Nassau County Champion
The quality of players was very high at the Nassau County Badminton Championship. All the matches were intense. The semi’s and finals had so much tension in the air, it could be cut with a knife. Oyster Bay High School Senior Courtney Kowalsky played really tough. She battled and won the first set then was up in the second. She lost 6 straight points and went down to 14-10. She battled back trading points to an eventual 21-18 win. The 2-time champ from Jericho High School, seemed genuinely shocked. Courtney Kowalsky is this year’s Nassau County Champion in Badminton. What a wonderful way to end a stellar high school athletic career. Earlier this year, Courtney was named Girls’ Tennis All-County and New York All-State. She was also selected...