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Somers Science Students Win Big; Move onto International Competitions

March 22, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Students from the Somers Science Research Department have had an impressive month, with several students advancing to international competitions taking place in California and Texas. Some punched their tickets with impressive showings at regional competitions, while others were admitted through their research papers.

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At the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair ...

History Comes Alive at Somers Intermediate School for Colonial Day

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Intermediate School held its annual Colonial Day on Friday, March 3. In an effort to teach students what life was like in the 1600s, the kids played Colonial-era games, baked Johnnycakes, made candles and more. Students dressed in period costumes in order to make Colonial Day authentic.

Somers Leos Visit United Nations for Lions Day

NEW YORK – The Somers Leos, the youth branch of the Somers Lions Club, was invited to participate in the 39th annual Lions Day held last week at the United Nations.

During the event, the Leos played field hockey with Special Olympians as part of a Unified Sports experience. The Somers Leos were the only Leos club asked to participate in the event. Club members also had the opportunity to ...

Somers Judge, State Troopers Show Tough Love to Teen Drivers

Law enforcment officials pulled no punches last week when speaking to Somers High School students about the consequences of irresponsible driving.

During an hour-long program, Town Justice Michael J. McDermott, whose four sons graduated from the high school, said he will show no leniency to any teen who fails to obey the rules of the road, especially after sitting through the PTA-sponsored ...

Somers Middle Schooler Creates Math Website for Classmates

SOMERS, N.Y. – Nitin Seshadri believes that students teaching students can often be the most effective way to learn.

That’s why the eighth-grade Somers student created Project: Mathematica, a website dedicated to helping his classmates understand the topics they face in math class.

He came up with the idea last year when his teacher, Rob Paulmeno, saw Nitin intently writing ...

Somers Student Wins Acorda Science Award

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Science Research student Alyssa Klee, a junior, has been awarded an Acorda Therapeutics Scientific Excellence Award for her research project.

Her project involves mutating a protein found on the surface of cancer cells to locate the binding site for white blood cells. Identifying this binding site could potentially lead to a decrease in side effects for cancer ...

Modest Increases Proposed in 2016-17 Somers School Budget

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers school officials offered a preview last week of the budget on which voters will be asked to render a verdict in May.

Still a work in progress, the proposed budget remains subject to change due to internal discussion, public input and external calculations of things like state aid and healthcare costs. Nevertheless, the broad outlines of a financial plan for the 2017-18 ...

Somers Middle School Carves Out Space for Student Inventors

SOMERS, N.Y. – The next great American inventor might be testing her or his early ideas in the MakerSpace at Somers Middle School.

That’s what tech teacher Matt Lugo was hoping for when he and colleague Rich DeVito created the innovative learning space, which encourages students to bring their ideas to life—no matter how farfetched they may sound.

“We want to be that ...

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