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Regents/Final Exams

The Regents/Final exam period is rapidly approaching.  The last day of regular classes is Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  Regents and Finals start on Thursday, June 11th and continue through Tuesday, June 23rd.  Attached please find a copy of the Regents/Final exam schedule and the transportation schedule.  Students have been notified of their individual Regents/Final exams in their classes.  Attendance for these exams is mandatory and necessary for course credit.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 463-7810.

Nikhil Dhawan Wins Medal at ISEF

Congratulations to Nikhil Dhawan for winning a 4th place medal in the Materials Science Division at the International Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA last week. There were 50 competitors from around the world in his division and over a thousand students presented at the fair.  Nikhil qualified for ISEFby winning 1st place at the regional competition at Dutchess Community College In March.  He conducted his research at Rutgers College of Engineering last summer as part of Spackenkill High School’s Science Research Program.

Spackenkill Math Students Excel

Mathematics team members Matthew Wu, Anshuman Swain, Eric Song, Gautam Mekkat, Vincent Li, Fred Gong, Nikhil Dhawan and Christian Chou were among the four hundred top New York State mathematics students who gathered at Syosset High School to compete in the NYSML state championships on April 24 and 25.  Eight of the forty students representing the four county DUSO region (Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties) were from Spackenkill.  Dylan Cook also qualified by was unable to compete due to a scheduling conflict. 
At the NYSML meet, students compete individually as well as on fiften member teams.  Matthew Wu, Eric Song, Gautam Mekkat, Fred Gong and Nikhil Dhawan were members of the DUSO B team which placed third behind Westchester and Ithaca, narrowly missing second place by one point.  Matthew was named Most Valuable Team Member.  The DUSO A team, including members Vincent Li and Christian Chou, earned a comparable score competing in the same division as the New York City schools.  Anshuman Swain served as an alternate. Congratulations to the whole mathematics team!

Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2015

We are proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian for Spackenkill High School’s Class of 2015.  Valedictorian Matthew Wu will be attending either Cornell University or Northeastern University as a pre-med student.  Salutatorian Nikhil Dhawan will be attending Cornell University studying computer engineering and business.  Congratulations to both Matthew and Nikhil! 

Nathan Liang wins Silver Medal

Congratulations to Nathan Liang for winning a Silver Medal at the National Level of Scholastic Art Awards for his work entitled "Praetorian".​  In addition, Nathan won regionally, statewide and is competing nationally in the PTA sponsored Reflections competition.  Congratulations to Max Samson and Anthony Kim for placing regionally in the Scholastic Art competition.

Math Teams Compete at DUSO Sectionals

Congratulations to the Mathematics Team for their strong showing at the DUSO Sectionals.  The A team: Nikhil Dhawan, Vincent Li, Gautam Mekkat, Eric Song, Andrew Wu and Matthew Wu came in second, one point behind John Jay. The B team was also recognized for qualifying: David Candia, Christian Chou, Dylan Cook, Matthew Davis, Zachary Johnson, Fred Gong and Robert Waxman.


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