Honors and recognitions abounded for outstanding Herricks students at the April 6 Herricks Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting.
During the celebratory evening, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fino Celano and members of the board commended Herricks High School senior Nora Koe for being selected as a 2017 New York City Affiliate winner of the National Center for Women in Technology for Aspiration in Computing.
Nora earned this prestigious award for her computer-related aptitude and aspirations in technology, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post secondary education. She was also named a 2017 Regeneron semifinalist.
Following, three high school students placed top honors in the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers competition. Senior Arwa Ali earned the Gold Key award for her poem “Let’s Take a Step Back.” Ninth-graders Aroob Jalil and Kathryn Ritchie both earned the Silver Key awards – Aroob for her poem “Monsters Among Us” and Kathryn for her short story “Frequent Flyer.”
Concluding the meeting, 12 students of the high school’s 70 member DECA team were recognized for advancing to the International Career Conference in Anaheim, California. On March 8-10, the Herricks DECA Chapter competed at the 57th annual NY DECA Career Conference in Rochester, N.Y.