Honoring the Long Island Regional Science Bowl Winners from Huntington High Schoolby Representative Steve Israel
Posted on 2013-02-12
of new york
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mr. ISRAEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a team of talented and
dedicated students from Huntington High School in my Congressional
District that recently won the Long Island Regional Science Bowl held
at Brookhaven National Laboratory. These students are the future of our
nation's excellence in the sciences and I am so proud to recognize them
Captain Brian Gilbert and teammates Aron Coraor, Marc Feldman, and Jacob Roday attend Huntington High School in Huntington, NY and on Saturday January 26, 2013 were named the Long Island Regional Science Bowl winners. The young men competed against twenty other teams from high schools around the region in a Jeopardy style contest. These students will compete in the National Finals for the Science Bowl in Washington, DC in April 2013.
This success reflects the hard work of these students, but also of their mentors, Huntington High School teachers, Ms. Dame Forbes and Ms. Lori Kenny. Ms. Forbes and Ms. Kenny coached the team and helped make this success possible. It is dedicated teachers like them that make a difference in lives of students and the well being of this country. I am sure there were many long days and hours of practice that made this all possible so both of these women deserve credit for their contribution to the team as well.
The National Science Bowl is one of the largest science competitions in the country and being recognized as a finalist is an extraordinary honor. I know that Brian, Aron, Marc, and Jacob have a bright future ahead of them and I wish them nothing but success in the National Finals this spring. They should be proud of all they have achieved so far and I know they will continue to excel.