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2017-2018 MacArthur High School News


Photo For: MacArthur's Class of 2018 Sets Sights on the FutureMacArthur's Class of 2018 Sets Sights on the Future

Anticipation and excitement filled the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University on June 16 as 301 students from General Douglas MacArthur High School's Class of 2018 prepared to commemorate the next chapter of their lives.

Photo For: High Achieving Seniors Honored for SuccessHigh Achieving Seniors Honored for Success

It was an evening of well-deserved recognitions as General Douglas MacArthur High School seniors were presented with scholarships and awards for their positive contributions.

Photo For: MacArthur General Selected as Rensselaer MedalistMacArthur General Selected as Rensselaer Medalist

General Douglas MacArthur High School junior Saajid Chowdhury was recently honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his outstanding academic achievement in mathematics and science.

Photo For: MacArthur Computer Whiz Earns RIT MedalMacArthur Computer Whiz Earns RIT Medal

Junior Jason Barr from General Douglas MacArthur High School was recently awarded with the Computing Medal Award from the Rochester Institute of Technology for his outstanding achievement in computing.

Photo For: Levittown Student-Athletes Commit to CollegeLevittown Student-Athletes Commit to College

A total of 32 seniors from both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School made their college commitments on May 29 to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level.

Photo For: MacArthur's Mixed Chorus Riding High at Six FlagsMacArthur's Mixed Chorus Riding High at Six Flags

The MacArthur High School Mixed Chorus, along with several members of the Salk 8th Grade Chorus, happily returned from a very successful competition at Six Flags, New Jersey. The competition took place the morning of May 19th.

Photo For: MacArthur's KanJam Tournament is Royally SuccessfulMacArthur's KanJam Tournament is Royally Successful

On May 24th, Science Research students and Environmental Club members, along with Dr. Friedman and Mr. Zausin, hosted MacArthur's fifth annual KanJam Tournament.

Photo For: MacArthur Raises More Than 11K for Autism AwarenessMacArthur Raises More Than 11K for Autism Awareness

MacArthur High School's Autism Awareness Committee, under the direction of VinCauseman, presented the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America with a check totaling $11,818on May 18 to fund and support the organization's family programming.

Photo For: Perry Outreach Program Accepts MacArthur's Isabella MolinaPerry Outreach Program Accepts MacArthur's Isabella Molina

Recently, MacArthur science research sophomore, Isabella Molina, applied and was selected to attend the Perry Outreach Program at the Hospital for Special Surgeries in Manhattan. The program is designed to introduce women to the orthopedic and engineering fields.

Photo For: MacArthur's Science Research Student Attend LI Science CongressMacArthur's Science Research Student Attend LI Science Congress

The following MacArthur High School Science Research students recently attended the Long Island Science Congress at St. Anthony's High School: Jared Schwartz, Hannah Grunfeld, Alexandra Elezi, Jessica Tolve, Michael Casey, Jake Goldfried, Ben Horowitz, Ashley LoFaso, Thomas McDermott, Danielle Petzold, Samantha Elezi, and Amanda Dempsey.

Photo For: MacArthur's Luck of the Irish StyleMacArthur's Luck of the Irish Style

MacArthur students earn honorable mention in this year's Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest of the Irish Cultural Society of Garden City Area.

Photo For: MacArthur Students are Finalists in New York Youth SummitMacArthur Students are Finalists in New York Youth Summit

On April 20th, eight MacArthur High School students were selected as finalists in the New York Youth Summit.

Photo For: MacArthur Students Excel at LI Math FairMacArthur Students Excel at LI Math Fair

Five students in MacArthur High School's math fair club recently participated in the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair where three were awarded top spots for their outstanding projects in the final round at Hofstra University.

Photo For: MacArthur's Business Department Takes on Nassau County Comptroller's Entrepreneurial ChallengeMacArthur's Business Department Takes on Nassau County Comptroller's Entrepreneurial Challenge

On April 25, 2018 students from MacArthur's Business Ownership and Marketing classes competed in the 6th annual Nassau County Comptroller's Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Photo For: MacArthur High School's Top Two Students HonoredMacArthur High School's Top Two Students Honored

During the Levittown Board of Education meeting, held on Apr. 19 at Levittown Memorial Education Center, MacArthur High School seniors Helen Zhang and Yingyue "Maggie" Liu were recognized as the school's 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Photo For: MacArthur's Science Research Students Present at the Kathy Belton Science FairMacArthur's Science Research Students Present at the Kathy Belton Science Fair

Congratulations to Jennifer Taggart and Evan Peters, Emily Zhang and Kendall Foy, Nick Bonavita and Frank Salvadori, Sabina Sobhy, and Victoria Coloma for presenting at The Kathy Belton Science Fair at Molloy College.

Photo For: MacArthur AP Physics Students Take Home the SilverMacArthur AP Physics Students Take Home the Silver

Helen Zhang recently participated in the New York Science and Engineering Fair. Her work was conducted at Stony Brook University, and it focused on the use of nano-scale metal particles and improved efficiency of proton exchange membrane fuel cells.

Photo For: MacArthur Senior Earns National Merit Scholarship AwardMacArthur Senior Earns National Merit Scholarship Award

Helen Zhang, a senior at General Douglas MacArthur High School was recently selected as a National Merit Scholarship winner in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program. Zhang is among approximately 7,500 winners from across the country and will be presented with a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship award.

Photo For: MacArthur Students Become Poets and Chefs Allo Stile Italiano!MacArthur Students Become Poets and Chefs Allo Stile Italiano!

On Friday, April 13, 2018, Mrs. Perciballi-Boyle took 8 Italian students from MacArthur HS to compete in the American Association of Teachers of Italian poetry contest. Students from several districts throughout Long Island that take Italian competed and recited Italian poems by poets such as Gianni Rodari and Dante Alighieri. They were also able to compete in a cooking competition. Nicholas Portello won 2nd place for his "Biscotti di Natale". Auguri, Nick! Congratulations to all students that participated in this highly competitive contest.

Photo For: MacArthur Student Places at NY Science and Engineering FairMacArthur Student Places at NY Science and Engineering Fair

Helen Zhang recently participated in the New York Science and Engineering Fair. Her work was conducted at Stony Brook University, and it focused on the use of nano-scale metal particles and improved efficiency of proton exchange membrane fuel cells.

Photo For: MacArthur Senior Amanda Petrillo selected to Newsday's All-Long Island Bowling TeamMacArthur Senior Amanda Petrillo selected to Newsday's All-Long Island Bowling Team

MacArthur Senior, Amanda Petrillo, finished the regular season with a county high average of 204. She was selected for the Nassau County All-Star team, competing in the State tournament in Syracuse on March 10, 2018. At the state tournament she finished in 10th place out of 68 All-Star bowlers. Amanda was also selected to the Newsday All Long Island bowling team, one of only 5 bowlers on Long Island to receive this prestigious honor. She will attend LIU Post with a bowling scholarship.

Photo For: Nights of HonorNights of Honor

More than 200 high school students throughout the Levittown Public Schools gathered with administrators, staff and family members for Division Avenue High School and MacArthur High School's annual Night of Honor. Division Avenue held its ceremony on April 11, while MacArthur held its ceremony on April 12. Students were inducted into various honor societies, with some being sworn into more than one organization.

Photo For: MacArthur Lights It Up Blue for Autism AwarenessMacArthur Lights It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

Throughout the month of April, students and staff at General Douglas MacArthur High School have strived to raise awareness for autism, a spectrum disorder that impacts people around the world, including the Levittown community.

Photo For: Future MacArthur Entrepreneurs Meet Smokin' Al's OwnerFuture MacArthur Entrepreneurs Meet Smokin' Al's Owner

On April 11, 2018, students from MacArthur's Business Ownership and Marketing and Introduction to Business classes visited Smokin' Al's restaurant in Massapequa Park. The students were treated to a question and answer session with Mr. Al Horowitz, owner of the famous restaurant. Mr. Horowitz spoke about aspects of business ownership such as operations, marketing, vendors, staffing, and problem solving. Mr. Horowitz shared a number of personal stories and real life experiences. The students also had the opportunity to tour the facility and see firsthand how one brisket can be used for a number of different meals and how a haystack of onions is made. The students then enjoyed a tremendous sampling of the food Smokin' Al's has to offer. This trip provided our students a unique platform to see and hear real life experiences within the entrepreneurial industry.

Photo For: MacArthur Science Research Presenters Attend LI Science and Engineering FairMacArthur Science Research Presenters Attend LI Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to Jared Schwartz, Helen Zhang, Hannah Grunfeld, Benjamin Rosen and Robert Sanders, under the guidance and direction of Dr. Friedman and Mr. Zausin, for presenting their research projects at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair.

Photo For: A High Spirited Season for Levittown's Cheer TeamsA High Spirited Season for Levittown's Cheer Teams

Varsity cheerleading teams from both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School had an impressive season this year recently making their way to the Universal Cheerleading Association's National Competition in Orlando, Florida

Photo For: MacArthur's Got Girl Power in STEMMacArthur's Got Girl Power in STEM

Science Research students from MacArthur High School, Isabella Molina, Kimberly Mestizo, Corinne Jacobson, Alexis Avedisian, & Cindy Bardhi, attended the International Women's Day: Girl Power in STEM: Press for Progress! at Stony Brook University on Saturday, March 3rd.

Photo For: MacArthur Freshmen Go Fishing Research StyleMacArthur Freshmen Go Fishing Research Style

Six MacArthur science research freshmen, Lisa Steinberg, NaeelQuasem, Julianne Magliano, Emily Zhang, Isabel Galella, and NicholasBonavita attended Alewife (River Herring) Survey Training with Dr. Friedman at the Rockville Centre Public Library on February 28th.

Photo For: Students Advance to Finals in National Merit Scholarship ProgramStudents Advance to Finals in National Merit Scholarship Program

Two seniors from MacArthur High School recently qualified as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Jared Schwartz and Helen Zhang will continue on in the competition with the hopes of receiving one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered this spring.

Photo For: MacArthur Senior Recognized as Presidential Scholar CandidateMacArthur Senior Recognized as Presidential Scholar Candidate

General Douglas MacArthur High School senior Helen Zhang was selected as a 2018 Presidential Scholar candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program from the United States Department of Education. Zhang joins MacArthur High School senior Christian Hernandez, also a candidate in the program, for his accomplishments in the Career and Technical Education field at Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center.

Photo For: Levittown Seniors Make College CommitmentsLevittown Seniors Make College Commitments

A total of 10 senior student-athletes from Levittown Public Schools' Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school recently made college commitments to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level.

Photo For: High School Science Olympiad Teams Soar to State TournamentHigh School Science Olympiad Teams Soar to State Tournament

For the first time in the Levittown Public Schools' history, Science Olympiad teams from both Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school scored top spots at the 2018 Science Olympiad Nassau East Division C Regionals.

Photo For: Helping Hands MacArthur StyleHelping Hands MacArthur Style

On February 9, members of MacArthur's National Honor Society attended the Ronald McDonald House.

Photo For: MacArthur Science Research StudentsCompete with the EliteMacArthur Science Research StudentsCompete with the Elite

MacArthur science research students: Saajid Chowdhury, Maggie Liu, Jared Schwartz, Delilah Spinelli, and Helen Zhang, competed at the Department of Energy's New York Regional Science Bowl on Saturday January 27th.

Photo For: Key Club Members Make Strides Against Breast CancerKey Club Members Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Key Club members at General Douglas MacArthur High School recently raised more than $1,800 for breast cancer awareness and research through fundraising efforts with the American Cancer Society's Mobile Fundraising App.

Photo For: MacArthur Celebrates Top Students from the Class of 2018MacArthur Celebrates Top Students from the Class of 2018

Sixty-six of General Douglas MacArthur High School's top seniors were recognized during the school's annual General's Breakfast on Jan. 10. The Levittown Public School's central administration along with board members, MacArthur administrators and guidance department were all present for the special event.

Photo For: MacArthur Wrestling Hosts Sumo to SupportMacArthur Wrestling Hosts Sumo to Support

The MacArthur High School Wrestling team hosted the 3rd annual Sumo fundraiser that raised money for one of their own, The Dougherty family. Mrs. Dougherty, a parent battling cancer, currently has three boys on the wrestling team, a daughter that graduated last year and an older son who also wrestled at MacArthur.

Photo For: Petrillo Leads the PackPetrillo Leads the Pack

MacArthur SeniorAmanda Petrillo is currently ranked as the number one Girl's Bowler in Nassau County with a 202 average.

Photo For: MacArthur's Winter Wind Ensemble Gives the Gift of Music During the Holiday SeasonMacArthur's Winter Wind Ensemble Gives the Gift of Music During the Holiday Season

Throughout the month of December, the MacArthur Winter Wind Ensemble continued its long-standing tradition of holiday concerts in and around the Levittown community.

Photo For: MacArthur's Artists Participate in Second Annual Mug ContestMacArthur's Artists Participate in Second Annual Mug Contest

MacArthur's Art Department is proud to announce the winners of the Second Annual Mug Contest. Students in Ceramics 1 classes worked on their individual designs to create a mug entered into the contest.

Photo For: MacArthur Students Share the Holiday Spirit Through MusicMacArthur Students Share the Holiday Spirit Through Music

Prior to the Dec. 13 public meeting of the Board of Education, the MacArthur High School Winter Wind Ensemble shared the gift of music with a performance of holiday tunes for trustees, administrators and members of the Levittown community.

Photo For: Levittown Recognizes Student Writing Talent at MacArthurLevittown Recognizes Student Writing Talent at MacArthur

Sydney Schneider, a senior at MacArthur High School, received a commendation from the Levittown Public School's Board of Education and Principal Joseph Sheehan for the publishing of her book "Chip and Dip," a story about a friendship between two characters who solve a stinky problem.

Photo For: MacArthur's Elves Share in the Spirit of the HolidaysMacArthur's Elves Share in the Spirit of the Holidays

On Friday, November 17th, MacArthur's Athletes for a Better Community Club took part in their annual Operation Christmas Child project.

Photo For: Exceptional Senior Named Presidential Scholar NomineeExceptional Senior Named Presidential Scholar Nominee

Senior Christian Hernandez was recently nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the U.S. Department of Education for his accomplishments in the career and technical education field.

Photo For: MacArthur Photography Student HonoredMacArthur Photography Student Honored

MacArthur senior, Jamie Ferris, won honorable mention in the St. Joseph Hospital Annual Photography Contest.

Photo For: Beauty and the Beast - A MacArthur Musical MasterpieceBeauty and the Beast - A MacArthur Musical Masterpiece

For four days, the MacArthur High School Auditorium was transformed into a Disney wonderland, as over 80 students participated in the fall musical production of Beauty and the Beast.

Photo For: AP Students Experience Baltimore's Historical SitesAP Students Experience Baltimore's Historical Sites

On November 8th and 9th, students from Ms. McCue's Advanced Placement classes from Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur High Schools participated in a field trip to Baltimore, Maryland.

Photo For: High School Students Set to Perform Classic Disney TaleHigh School Students Set to Perform Classic Disney Tale

The MacArthur High School thespians will take the stage for their production of "Beauty and the Beast," to be held in the auditorium on Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. A special matinee performance will also take place on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Photo For: MacArthur Students Meet Culinary MasterMacArthur Students Meet Culinary Master

On Tuesday, October 31st, the Family and Consumer Sciences department of MacArthur High School hosted presenter Harris Monte from Johnson and Wales University to talk to students in the Culinary Arts, Food Investigations, and International Cuisine classes.

Photo For: High School Senior Becomes Published AuthorHigh School Senior Becomes Published Author

MacArthur High School senior Sydney Schneider recently turned her middle school English project into a published children's book, creating the storyline and illustrations herself.

Photo For: Aspiring Eagle Scout Gives Back to Levittown CommunityAspiring Eagle Scout Gives Back to Levittown Community

MacArthur High School junior Jordan Waitkus recently planted six trees and bushes over the course of a two-day period along the walkway of the Levittown Memorial Education Center as part of his Eagle Scout service project.

Photo For: MacArthur High School Senior Named Siemens SemifinalistMacArthur High School Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist

MacArthur High School science research student Helen Zhang, has been named a Semifinalist in the prestigious 2017 Siemens Competition for her project, "Optimizing Molar Ratios of Gold-Silver Alloy Nanoparticles to Enhance the Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells."

Photo For: College Board Recognizes AP ScholarsCollege Board Recognizes AP Scholars

High school students from the Levittown School District showcased their college readiness as a total of 231 students were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars from both Division Avenue and MacArthur high school. Students were selected based on their exceptional achievement on the national AP exams.

Photo For: Science Research Students Take Their Love of Learning into Summer MonthsScience Research Students Take Their Love of Learning into Summer Months

Six MacArthur High School science research students continued their education during the summer of 2017 by volunteering their time to intern and participate in research programs to build their knowledge in the science fields.

Photo For: MacArthur Students Explore Higher Educational OptionsMacArthur Students Explore Higher Educational Options

On Sept. 19th, MacArthur HS hosted the first of three College Mini-Fairs this fall. Approximately 60 colleges set up tables in the gym, and students were able to meet various college representatives from around the country to learn about academic programs and admissions criteria.

Photo For: MacArthur High School Seniors Named SemifinalistsMacArthur High School Seniors Named Semifinalists

The district is pleased to announce that General Douglas MacArthur High School seniors Jared Schwartz and Helen Zhang have been recognized as two of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists in the 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program.

Photo For: MacArthur High School Alumni Inducted into Hall of FameMacArthur High School Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

It is the beginning of a new tradition in the Levittown School District, as a Hall of Fame has been established to honor and celebrate high school alumni who have touched the lives of many. Before the MacArthur High School homecoming game on Sept. 16, four MacArthur graduates were officially inducted into the district's Hall of Fame.

Photo For: Celebrating MacArthur Pride at HomecomingCelebrating MacArthur Pride at Homecoming

Members of the Levittown School District community lined the streets as MacArthur High School celebrated their annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 16. Kicking off outside of Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members marched down Gardiners Avenue and North Jerusalem Road until they reached MacArthur High School.

Photo For: MacArthur High School Marching Band's Marching Madness 2017MacArthur High School Marching Band's Marching Madness 2017

On August 24, 25, 28 and 29, the MacArthur High School Marching Band, under the direction of Joseph Romano, held its annual summer Marching Madness program.

Photo For: New Assistant Principal AppointedNew Assistant Principal Appointed

The Levittown School District is pleased to announce the appointment of MacArthur High School Assistant Principal Anthony Allison, effective Aug. 23.

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