Seniors Commit to College Teams

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Four student-athletes from Lynbrook High School recently committed to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level. Senior Danny Dalrymple will attend Adelphi University in the fall where he will join the swim team, David Becker will attend Webber International University where he will play lacrosse, Ethan Marcus committed to Tulane University where he will play football and Jake McDonald committed to St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn where he will join the baseball team. We wish these talented student-athletes the best of luck as they move forward in their academic and athletic careers!


Virtual Enterprise Students Earn Top Spot in Social Media Contest

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Although schools are closed, members of Lynbrook High School’s Virtual Enterprise Company, Checkmate, are continuing to showcase their savvy business and social media skills. With the guidance of teacher Dr. Benedict Tieniber, the students were recently crowned the winners of the Youth Business Summit: Reimagined social media competition. 

The competition was created by Virtual Enterprises International and encouraged all schools who participate in the VE program to use the hashtag #YBSReimagined to post updates about their student-made companies to social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. During the school year, VE students from Lynbrook High School created Checkmate, an app that makes tracking finances easy and has shared their company at various VE trade shows.
  
As part of the social media competition, Lynbrook students created Instagram and Twitters posts showing how their team is conducting business, as well as promoting special deals for customers, spotlighting team members and sharing their virtual enterprise experiences. Together, the virtual enterprise community voted on the top 10 teams. Lynbrook High School students earned first place and will be receiving $50,000 in virtual enterprise money, along with special recognition. To see their award-winning content, please visit Checkmate’s Twitter account at @CheckmateVei and Instagram account at @checkmate_vei.

Congratulations, Checkmate! 

Lynbrook High School Honored by New York State

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Lynbrook High School was recently designated a 2019-2020 Recognition School for high achievement and high progress during the 2018-2019 school year by the New York State Education Department under New York State’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan. This is the eighth consecutive year that the high school received the high honor. It is among 582 schools throughout the state and only 212 high schools to be recognized this year.
 
To earn the Recognition School title, a school must fulfill specific criteria. This includes maintaining high academic achievement, be top performing under ESSA, show evidence of student growth and graduation rate, progress during the 2018-2019 school year and meet the required 95% participation rate in the English language arts and mathematics assessment. Lynbrook High School will receive a certificate for its high achievement. 

LHS Virtually Inducts 107 Members Into National Honor Society

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Each year, a number of high achieving students from Lynbrook High School are inducted into the school’s National Honor Society. They are selected based on their ability to maintain high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Due to the global pandemic, National Honor Society adviser Leonard Bruno and Lynbrook High School Principal Joseph Rainis organized a virtual induction ceremony on YouTube to recognize and welcome 107 new members into the prestigious organization. These students bring the total number of National Honor Society members for Lynbrook High School to 305. To watch the induction ceremony, please click the following link: https://youtu.be/bzbMV-EVxKI

Congratulations to the following inductees:

Sophomore Candidates 

• Olivia Ackerman
• Victoria Artz
• Isabella Becker
• Madison Becker
• Rachel Belmont
• Grace Bodian
• Hunter Brenneis
• Lexi Capitali
• Maximo Casares
• Stephen Christian
• Lily Cohen
• Zack Cohen
• Megan Coogan
• Noelle DeMasi
• Michael Dichter
• Elizabeth DiFiore
• Andrew Director
• Joseph Dolce
• Peter Donnarumma
• Kate Dooling
• Matthew Duch
• Isaiah Durandisse
• Sophie Dzieciolowski
• Rachel Edelstein
• Brianna Estrada
• Sydney Festa
• Asa Freeman
• Kiera Gaughran
• Jake Giarriputo
• Olivia Gonzalo
• Samantha Guggino
• Mikaela Harris
• Kelly Hayes
• Joseph Ingerman
• Tyler Ippolito
• Aliyah Jaikaran
• Keziah Job
• Lucas Kiefer
• Brooke Killelea
• Harrison Kirby
• Scarlett Kreit
• Haoran (William) Lai
• Amanda Larow
• Emma Leighley
• Martin Lopez
• Johnny Lu
• Collin Lung
• Anthony Macchia
• James Malinka
• Ronan Mansfield
• Dimitri Marinos
• Victoria Martorano
• Meghan McMahon
• Christian Meszaros
• Dylan Monaco
• Veronica Montanez
• Max Moscheni
• Chloe Moskowitz
• AnnMarie Mucciacciaro
• Sophia Napolitano
• Kyla Nembach
• Manaka Ogura
• Ethan Ostroff
• Emily Paladino
• Daniel Paolino
• Michael Papini
• Amelia Pollicino
• Nicholas Quagliozzi
• Amintta Ragavanis
• Julia Reis
• Petra Roberts
• Sivan Roditi
• Connor Rogan
• Megan Ryan
• Karoline Ryf
• Allison Santoro
• Alessia Scala
• Sophia Schneider
• Isabella Sferraza
• Madison Sontag-Denoon
• Dylan Stalter
• Sophia Sullivan
• Gabriel Sultana
• Julia Swerdin
• Aidan Tessler
• Mia Tetelman
• Brandon Torres
• Alex Travis
• Katherine Tuosto
• Natalie Tuosto
• Brooke Viceconte
• Danielle Vito
• Olivia Vuotto
• Emma Ward
• Sophie Ward
• Adin Weiss
• Katherine Yadanza
• Zoe Zou

Junior Candidates 

• Jullian Albergo
• Nicholas Capobianco
• Isa Jaghab
• Madison Lee
• Diminic Miele
• Tierney O’Brien
• Richard (Matthew)Redash
• Lauren Siciliano
• Alicia Villadiego

Honk and Hooray for Lynbrook’s Class of 2020

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As a special way to honor the soon-to-be graduates, Lynbrook High School building administrators, staff and central administrators illuminated the place where the Class of 2020 has called home for the past four years. Seniors and their families were encouraged to drive by the high school on Union Avenue on May 1 at 20:20 military time, a nod to the year, to see Lynbrook High School shining bright in their honor. Between the line of cars, excited honking and loud cheers, the administrators and staff celebrated each senior as they passed the high school while holding signs and pom poms.
Athletic Director Thomas Graham and Lynbrook High School Principal Joseph Rainis coordinated the momentous evening with the local fire and police departments who assisted with traffic control.
“It was so nice to see the members of the Class of 2020,” said Mr. Rainis. “They are a wonderful group – insightful, mature, leaders. I want to thank Mr. Graham, who really got things moving on this and I also want to thank Chief Nick Pearsall and Chief Mike Brooks of the Lynbrook Fire Department, as well as Chief Brian Paladino of the Lynbrook Police Department, for supporting the students and families of the class. It really was a nice moment. I hope that the students felt the support and love that Lynbrook High School and the community has for them because I sure did.”