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Student Interns with Senator Serino

Eleventh grade student Sarah McCall has successfully completed a Job Shadow program with Senator Sue Serino (both are pictured above). Lydia Biskup, Director of District Operations for Senator Serino, writes, "She has set the standard for future Spackenkill interns." Congratulations on this accomplishment!

Model UN Visits the United Nations

The Model UN Club took a trip to the United Nations building in New York City on April 26th, 2016. The following students (pictured left to right) Anirudh Bhimavarapu, Andrew Moriarty, Nathan Liang, Justin Moore, Ian Horvath, Sneha Kamada, Rachel Li, Mahmoud Almady, Peter Staten, Anshuman Swain and Robert Waxman took a guided tour which included stops in the General Assembly, Security Council and even got to view a segment of the Chernobyl 30th anniversary ceremony. 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2016


We are proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Spackenkill High School’s Class of 2016.  Valedictorian Laura Yang will be attending Georgia Tech for Applied Math and hoping to work at the Center for Disease Control as a researcher. Salutatorian Gautam Mekkat will be attending Cornell University and studying Computer Science for Engineering.  Congratulations to both Laura and Gautam.

Alumna to Present on Gravitational Waves

On April 28 at Spackenkill High School, Dr. Kate Dooley, a district graduate and an assistant professor of physics at University of Mississippi, will talk about the ground-breaking discovery of gravitational waves.

One hundred years after Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity, Dr. Dooley was on the team of scientists that detected them for the first time on September 14, 2015.  Dr. Dooley is a senior member of the LIGO Team, short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, a facility that detects and measures cosmic gravitational waves for scientific research and is supported by the National Science Foundation.

At Spackenkill, Dr. Dooley studied science with Amy Matts. and she was quite active in the Science Club. The community congratulates Dr. Dooley on this historic achievement.


DUSO Mathematics Sectional Champs!!!!

21 Students attended the 4-county DUSO mathematics sectionals on March 16, in a competition that included the largest districts in the area.

The Spackenkill A team of Christian Chou, Jeana Chun, Eileen Gao, Vincent Li, Gautam Mekkat and Andrew Wu took first place by 5 points.  They were the only team to score points on the relay, earning the maximum of 3 points. 

Spackenkill B, consisting of Cynthia Ma, Zachary Johnson, Anubhav Shankar, Anshuman Swain and Robert Waxman, came in third, one point behind the second place finisher.

Spackenkill Team C,  Anihudh Bhimavarapu, Rahul Dhawan, Brian Fainguersch, Anya Justin, Rachel Li  and Team D, Mahumoud Almady, Daniel Busaba, Karthik Dusi, Yan Lok Ko and Jacob Moore also qualified to compete. 

Congratulations for your excellent work!

Photos courtesy of Brian Fainguersch.


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