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Regeneron Science Talent Search scholar at Bethpage High School

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The Bethpage Union Free School District is proud to announce that Bethpage High School senior Aurrel Bhatia was named a scholar in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Bhatia is among 300 students nationwide to receive this honor and is one of 49 Long Island students to earn this distinction. According to its website, the Regeneron STS (formerly the Intel STS) is a program of the Society for Science and the Public that recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions to solve our most urgent challenges. This program is considered to be the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition for high school students.

Kramer Lane Students, Parents Create Gingerbread Houses

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Kramer Lane Elementary School’s students spent the day creating gingerbread houses with their parents on Dec. 16. Students were supplied with all sorts of tasty holiday treats, and they used their imaginations to create extravagant gingerbread houses.

Holiday Giving Tree Shines Bright at Kramer Lane

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Students at Kramer Lane Elementary School in Bethpage shared the gift of giving this holiday season.

Many of the students’ families donated clothing and toys to Kramer Lane families in need. Teachers, parents and staff members were given the opportunity to pull a snowflake from the Holiday Giving Tree and purchase the specific gift listed on the snowflake for a student at Kramer Lane.

“This event is all about acts of kindness toward others and understanding the importance of giving to others,” said Kramer Lane Principal Kerri McCarthy. “Thank you, Kramer Lane families.”

Erik the Reptile Guy Visits Bethpage High School

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Ninth graders in Jeanna Martino’s science class at Bethpage High School got to see some reptiles up close during a presentation from Erik's Reptile Edventures on Dec. 10.

Held in the high school’s Little Theater, Erik the Reptile Guy showcased some of his reptiles, including a 50-pound boa constrictor. Erik also shared fun facts about reptiles, how his passion for wildlife began and urged students to follow their dreams.

Bethpage High School Scholars Accepted to Prestigious Math Institute

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The Bethpage School District is proud to announce that Bethpage High School scholars Daniyal Khambati, Laasya Marada and Ankur Raghavan were accepted to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. They are among 85 students throughout Long Island who will pursue the study of mathematics and its applications.

To qualify for this honor, the students the institute selected for its three divisions competed against approximately 450 of the top-ranking students recommended by educators from public and private schools on Long Island. Selection by the institute implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of 1% in math of all students on Long Island in his or her grade. Acceptances were based on four criteria: school transcript, teacher recommendation, a brief statement written by the student and a rigorous entrance exam.

Each student will spend a total of 50 hours in classes during the course of 20 Saturday mornings. The curriculum covers mathematical topics from algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory, in addition to topics not included in the standard courses of study. These topics include problem-solving applied to probability, theory of finite differences, science applications and mass point geometry.

The district congratulates Khambati, Marada and Raghavan on being accepted to SUNY College at Old Westbury’s prestigious math institute.