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Yorker Club Food Drive

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The Yorker Club held its annual holiday food drive for the Bellmore-Merrick community cupboard. Yorker members collected a total of $450 dollars during their lunch periods for the community cupboard during the entire month of November. Co-advisors Mr. Bargiel and Mr. Rummenie would like to thank all members who spent their lunch time collecting donations during the holiday season.

Yorker Club MSG Trip

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Grand Avenue's Yorker Club went on their annual behind the scenes MSG trip Friday, November 22. The members were treated to a tour of the rich history of Madison Square Garden as well as a virtual reality demonstration of the events held at the facility.

MoMA Trip

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Grand Avenue art teacher Nick Giordano said, "The Art Club had an amazing trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on November 15th. We learned about and looked at works of art by muralists and artists who chronicle their environment in preparation for the painting of our upcoming mural project in the Tech and Music wing."

Grand Avenue Builders Club Makes Sweet Donation

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Students at Grand Avenue Middle School were invited to bring in any unopened sweets and treats the first week of November, and on Nov. 7, the Builders Club packaged it all up and readied the boxes for a shipment overseas. 

The project is part of Operation Sweet Gratitude, where leftover Halloween candy can be put to good use for military troops serving abroad. Collecting, packaging and shipping were handled by Builders Club members, who are advised by Spanish teacher Sean Doherty.

“This is just one of the many service projects that the Builders Club will participate in,” he said. “It's a great group of 30 students who attend each meeting and are eager to help out in any way they can.”

Tyler Bissoondial Earns Second at Broadcom MASTERS

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Tyler Bissoondial, a freshman at Kennedy High School, placed second in the National Broadcom MASTERS competition held in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 25-30.

As a result, he received a $2,500 award for this achievement in addition to the $500 he was also granted for being named one of only 30 national finalists in September. Bissoondial was also awarded an iPad and had a minor planet named after him. 

“Tyler is a very hard working, well-rounded student with a passion not only for science, but for every subject,” said Tami Cruz, his research teacher at Grand Avenue Middle School. “He is an accomplished musician as well, known for his skills playing the violin.”

Under the guidance of Cruz, Bissoondial worked on his research project, “Isolation and Characterization of Salt Tolerant Mutants in Raphanus sativa (Radish),” when he was in eighth grade at Grand Avenue Middle School. It focuses on addressing global soil salinization, which is an emerging problem facing crop productions. 

Grand Avenue will also be awarded a monetary prize of $1,000 for his accomplishment.
Broadcom MASTERS is the nation's premier science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st Century.

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