Long Island college programs for high school students (Newsday)
Brendan May of Westbury and John McHugh of Wantagh landed their own radio show at Penn State University this year called "Big Apple Sports." How did the two college freshmen get so lucky? In part it's because they'd both attended a high school summer career exploration program at Hofstra University called Introduction to Sportscasting for Teens, May says. May, who graduated from Chaminade High School, and McHugh, a graduate of St. Anthony's, met during the summer program. When they both wound up at Penn State, they auditioned for the radio gig. "Unlike other freshmen, we were able to come in with a tape already," which they'd made during their summer program, May says.
Two students from Long Island win top Intel awards (Newsday)
Two high school seniors from Long Island are among the top 10 winners named Tuesday night in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition, chosen from among 40 finalists across the country competing in Washington, D.C. Huntington High School senior Aron Coraor, 17, took sixth place, which comes with a $25,000 scholarship, for studying the formation of the surface of the moon.
State, town work on plans for more Stony Brook on-campus housing (newsday)
State and Brookhaven Town officials said they are developing a plan to build student housing at Stony Brook University through a partnership with private developers.
Stony Brook student wins Gates scholarship (Newsday)
A Sayville woman has become the first student from Stony Brook University to win a prestigious scholarship funded by Bill and Melinda Gates that will allow her to study at the University of Cambridge in Britain for a year.
Way to Go: Jill Glazer, Kings Park (Newsday)
A Kings Park High School senior's psychology project about teenage girls' self-harming behaviors earned her a victory in a local competition. Jill Glazer, 18, won best-in-category in one of the interdisciplinary psychology divisions of the 2013-14 Long Island High School Psychology Fair at Roslyn High School. Her project studied five sub-personality traits of conscientiousness and their link to self-mutilation in adolescent girls.