Bronx Science sweeps Model UN


Bronx Science sweeps Model UN

It’s more than just science at Bronx Science, as students there won “best large delegation” at the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition.

The annual gathering at Columbia University is one of the largest in the world, and unlike most Model U.N. meets, features “crisis committees,” where students react to crises in real-time.

Bronx Science students Ben Golden and Celesta Abourjeili won verbal commendations in crisis committees, while Anthony Bonavita and Sebastian Midura won the Outstanding Delegate Award. Jachym Harwood, Rizwan Kazi, Jack Tapay all won best delegate awards, while sophomores Omar Darwish and Ben Raab won an honorable mention in the General Assembly.


St. Margaret school readers hit book goal

Students in pre-K through eighth grade kicked off 2020 by taking part in their annual Read-A-Thon, and this year they far succeeded their goals.

By the end of January they had hit their first goal — raising $5,000 by finding sponsors to donate per minute or book read by each student.

Then, they were given their first reward — an afternoon assembly where students got to tape their principal to the auditorium wall.

But their second goal, raising $12,500, had an even better reward in store. The readers blew right past it, raising just over $15,500, and had another laugh at the expense of principal Hugh Keenan. The top reader and top earner of each class got to line up and pour slime over the head of their long-suffering principal as another Read-A-Thon came to a close.


Fieldston finance club makes strides

The Females in Finance club at Ethical Culture Fieldston School is only a few months old, but they’re already working hard.

Started in September, the club has made an effort to get women involved in the male-dominated fields of finance and investment after junior student Rosemary Jiang noticed that even Fieldston’s own investing club was mostly populated by boys.

Just three months after they got off the ground, the girls took part in the Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition. Their strategy, which invested $100,000 in digital cash for the venture capital fund Seedcamp, was a winner — the club was one of 12 teams selected to travel to San Francisco in March to take part in the regional finals.


Local students scoop up funds

Two SUNY Oneonta students hailing from the Northwest Bronx were awarded scholarship funds to boost their continuing studies at the college.

Carlos Espinal was awarded the Arthur and Margaret Hewsenian Scholarship at the school, which is located an hour east of Binghamton.

Mercedes Serrano earned two scholarships — the College at Oneonta Foundation 20th Anniversary Scholarship, and the Dr. Michael Levenstein & Dr. Deanna Palumbo Scholarship.


Jaspers will return to Van Cortlandt Park

It’s been a long five years for the Manhattan College baseball team. After the 2014 season, the Jaspers decided they would need to find a new home, as the Van Cortlandt Park ball field was no longer up to NCAA standards.

Because of that, the Manhattan College team spent many hours traveling back and forth to Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, about 90 minutes north of their Riverdale home.

This year, however, the school spent months working closely with the city’s parks department, allowing the team will take to the local field once again. Starting in early March, Jaspers players will run across new bases and watch what’s happening on the baseball diamond from a new dugout.