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Kennedy Named Reward School by NYSED

Kennedy High School has been named a Reward School by the New York State Education Department for the 2015-16 school year.

Principal Lorraine Poppe said she is thrilled that the school continues to be recognized for the success of its students and staff.

“The staff works extremely hard to challenge all students to perform at the highest level and offers the necessary support and encouragement that allows our students to thrive,” she said. “Our district is to be commended for offering students varied opportunities and programs that address their talents, interests and needs.”

The SED identifies Reward Schools as schools with the most progress and/or highest achievement in the state without significant gaps in student achievement. John F. Kennedy High School is among 365 schools in the state to receive this honorable designation.

Senior Receives Rising Scientist Award

Kennedy senior Rachel Mashal developed a passion for science early in her educational career. That thirst for learning is what has propelled her into achieving science research accomplishments, including recently being recognized as a Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist.

This honor is in recognition of her achievement in science courses, commitment to addressing advanced scientific questions and leadership in the classroom, as well as extracurricular activities, according to Science Chair Robert Soel.

Mashal is participating in the school’s three-year Advanced Science Research program and has been researching caffeine addiction and it’s toxicity in fruit flies.

“She is such a hard worker and sweet as can be,” said her science teacher, Barbi Frank.

“These students put in hundreds of hours – more than what is required,” added Soel. “Students like Rachel go above and beyond.”

Last year, Mashal was the youngest person selected to present her research project an international science conference in Boston. She is also the president of Tutors for a Cure, an off-campus peer-tutoring group created by ASR students that donates 20 percent of their profits to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, Mashal is active in the school’s drama program and Science Club.

She will be receiving the award at a special ceremony on Oct. 14 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship for college expenses.