TOWNSEND HARRIS HIGH SCHOOL |
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Ranked 33rd in U.S. News and World Report
Best High Schools - Gold Medal List (2010)
Harris' Gold Medal Statistics
2008 Intel School of Distinction Award Winner
for Science Excellence
Read more: Intel's Press Release
and the Queens Gazette (6/4/08)
or watch Intel's video by clicking the school name.
2004 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
2005 Lighthouse School Award
First Amendment School for the 5th time!
Progress Report 2008-2009
Quality Review Report 2008-2009
Progress Report 2007-2008
2006-2007 NYC School Report Card
Accountability and Overview
Comprehensive Information Report
2005-2006 NYC School Report Card
Accountability and Overview
Comprehensive Information Report
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Read the Principal's Fall 2009 Newsletter
Read the Principal's Spring 2009 Newsletter
Read the Principal's End of Year Newsletter
Kudos to Mr. Franco Scardino and his students for their successes at the NYC History Day Competition.
First Place: Canned Foods and Its Impact on Women During WWII by Nawar Talukder, Brian Tan and Samier Trabilsy
Second Place: The Gramophone: The First Step in Extending Music to the Battlefields in WWI by Rebecca Enis, Liudi Yang, Sharon Kang,
Courtney Utsey and Catherine Perrone
First Place - Senior Individual Documentary:
The Prosthetic Leg: Running into the Futureby Josh Solomon
Third Place - Senior Group Documentary: The Motion Picture: Coloring Economic America During the Great Depression
by Erica Yu, May Lim, Teresa Thong and Donna Chung - Senior Group Performance
Third Place Senior Individual Exhibit: Cosmetic Surgery: Beauty or Beast by Imani Stevenson and Danielle Khan
Third Place: Eye of the Streets: Graffiti a Cultural Phenomenon by Christina Dunn
Second Place - Senior Group Exhibit: Instant Noodles: Saving Lives One Bowl at a Time
by Bilbo Talkdar, Logan Moy, Jennifer Yoo and Elaine Wang
Third Place- Queens Senior Web Site: Revolution of the Printing Press: Impact on European Society by Kabrina Lee and Danielle Preziosi
Join the Ephebic Oath Project in a 5K walk on Saturday, April 24th
to raise funds for a permanent memorial
to the 343 FDNY firefighters
who perished on September 11, 2001
Registration and Sponsor forms have been emailed to all students,
and are available online at www.thhs.qc.edu , and at the SU store.
Register ($25.00 fee - cash or bank checks only),
during lunch bands at the SU store.
We proudly congratulate Kimberly Young, who was selected as a NYC Delegate to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and Audriana Zablan who captured 1st place in the category, Mathematics and Computer Science.
We are proud to announce that Harris' "We the People" captured 2nd Place in NYS on March 6th. Kudos to all of the students and their advisor, Dr. Linda Steinmann. Read more in the Queens Gazette.
Harris' Steel Hawks placed 17 out of 64 teams in the US First Robotics Competition. Kudos to the team, led by Captain Miranda Myers and mentored by Mr. Phillip Jones and James Carpino.
We proudly congratulate the 11 students who were invited to present their independent research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
Social Science: Stefan Evans, Eva Fan, Sherry Leung and Rachel Mayo
Kudos to their teacher, Mr. Scardino.
Science:: Dipabali Chowdhury and Katherine Valles, Olivia Scandura, Sheena Tsai, Audriana Zablan, and Kimberly Young.
Kudos to their teachers, Mr. Porzio, Ms. Cooper, and Ms. Brustein.
Three Harrisites, Sarah Chen, Karmin Chong, and Kin Yam Tsoi received perfect scores on the American Computer Science League Contest #2, and the team achieved a combined score of 48 out of 50 points! Kudos to the team, and to Ms. Eleanor Reilly, their teacher and advisor.
Townsend Harris High School’s third annual Certamen took place on February 5, 2010. Our school played host to other New York City schools, including first time participants Bronx School of Law and Finance, Frederick Douglass Academy, and Williamsburg Charter High School. In a game of three rounds followed by a final between the two top scorers, students answered challenging questions on Latin grammar, history, mythology, derivatives, daily life, and mottoes. Townsend Harris’s Latin 2 team of Indira Abiskaroon, Murari Aidasani, Bledi Hysa, and Betty Chu defeated Brearley to place first. Our sophomore (Latin 1) team of Sam Akil, Bijan Bitel, Emily George, and Dana Laikhram placed second to Brooklyn Latin; our Advanced team of Keegan Valbuena, Christian Garcia, Olivia Scandura, and Sujata Gupta were runner-ups to Bayside High School.
We proudly congratulate the 7 Social Science students and 26 Science students invited to present their research at NYCSEF! Kudos to their teachers, Mr. Scardino, Ms. Cooper, Mr. Porzio and Ms. Brustein
We proudly congratulate Isaiah Yim, this week's News Channel One New York's Scholar Athlete of the Week. Read more, or watch the Channel One Video
Jeanette Raymond, and 11 other New York City High School students, joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Times Square New Year's Eve ball.
Read more… Queens Gazette
Townsend Harris High School has once again earned an A on its Progress Report issued
by the New York City Department of Education. We scored an A in every category: school environment, student performance, and student progress.
Our overall score of 88.7 was the highest among our peer group, which includes
schools with the highest-performing students in the city.
Congratulations to all of our students and staff! This Progress Report is a testament to the dedication and scholarship of our faculty and the scholarship and dedication to learning of our students.
We are very proud to announce that Ms. Katherine Cooper was one of 7 NYC High School teachers who received a Sloan Foundation Award for for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics today (11/5/09). The ceremony, held at Cooper Union in NYC was the first time such an honor has been awarded.
&bullFund for the City of New York/Sloan Foundation Press Release
Townsend Harris will host an Open House for Prospective Students on Thursday, November 19th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Harris. You may wish to download our
Brag Book and our Information Brochure, before coming.
(149-11 Melbourne Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367)
•We recommend taking public transportation where possible. Parking can be difficult. If driving make sure to allow ample time to find parking. Directions via public transit can be found on our website, or at hopstop.com.
•We cannot accommodate strollers on the tour, please leave them at home. Thank you.
Kudos to the ARCHON sponsored Townsend Harris Group that raised $720 for the American Cancer Society this past weekend at the Making Strides walk.
Please mark you calendars and attend the next PTA meeting on Thursday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the student dining hall.
The agenda for this meeting is as follows:
•Voting on proposed amendments to the current bylaws
that were distributed at the Sept. 10 PTA meeting.
• Nominations for PTA Officers
• Election of PTA Officers
•Nominations for School Leadership Team (SLT) Parent Members
•Election of SLT Parent Members
NOTE: The current bylaws and proposed amendments are available for your review in the main office during school hours, or by downloading them.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
Prospective students and their families are encouraged to join us at the Queens High School High School Fair at Francis Lewis on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Francis Lewis High School is located at 58-20 Utopia Parkway , Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.
Townsend Harris will hold several events to commemorate the 8th anniversary of 911 including lunch time concerts in the lobby, and a program immediately after school (see below).
Townsend Harris will be taking part in the annual international September Concert that honors the memory of those who perished on September 11th, 2001. Please join us this Friday at 2:45 in the lobby for a half-hour of music and remembrance.
Harris continued its climb up Newsweek's "The Top of the Class - The complete list of the 1,500 top U.S. high schools. This year we were ranked 245 (our last ranking was 335 in 2008).
According to Newsweek, the 1,500 schools on its list comprise the top 6% of schools nationwide, putting Townsend Harris in the top 1% of our nation's schools. Kudos to all of our students, faculty and administrators!
Congratulations to the Seniors of English teacher Helen Rizzuto's Creative Self class who were awarded prizes for poetry in the 2009 Random House Creative Writing Awards:
•Paola Porras - $1,000
•Kate Lu - $500
•Lena Pinzon's Honorable Mention
•Ryan Urquidi's Honorable Mention
•Shamella Wahid's Honorable Mention
•Umilla Singh in the category of Memoir - Honorable Mention
Townsend Harris students excelled on 2009 the National Latin Examination. The following students received perfect scores: Elwin Ng, Sukhvir Kaur, Juliet Prieto, Jasmine Olivier, Stephanie Gergoudis, Niaz Ahmed, Derek Sheen, Bowie Yung. Congratulations to all and their Latin teachers.
Congratulations to Victor Ban, silver medal winner in the Medusa Mythology Competition, and bronze medal winners Peter Michelli, Gasper Chan, Brandon O'Shea, Akter Phapia, Keegan Valbuena.
Both Shama Rahman and Intiporn Rojanasopondist's works were selected from over 300 entries for this yearâ€™s High School Museum Studies exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Their work is included in the exhibition titled, "The Way I See It" and will be on view from May 22nd to June 19, 2009 at MOMA- 4 West 54rd Street.
Valerie Cheng's collaged self-portrait was selected to be shown as part of the PS 2009 Art Show. It will be shown at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from June 9 to August 2.
Winners of the NYS Legacies of New Netherland Essay Contest have been announced. Townsend Harris proudly congratulates our 5 winners, and their teacher Mr. Franco Scardino:
Simranjit Singh, took 5th place for his entry "A Strong Standard of Religious Tolerance"
Stefan Evans took 4th Place for his entry "Foundation of Manhattan"
Michele St. Julien took 3rd Place for her entry,
"The Impact of the Dutch Free Speech Policy on the Tolerance of Extremist Speech under the First Amendment"
Rachel Mayo's entry, "Because They Were Jewish: Religious Tolerance in New Netherland" garnered 2nd place honors
and Eva Fu-Yun Fan captured 1st place honors for "The Fight for Religious Freedom"
Kudos to all!
Congratulations to Jennifer Gersten! Jennifer is one of the winners
in the Legacy Project's 2008-2009 Listen to a Life Essay Contest."
Congratulations! Townsend Harris High School has been selected as a 2009 First Amendment Press Freedom Award recipient. A committee with representatives of the Journalism Education Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, National Scholastic Press Association and the Quill and Scroll Society chose Townsend Harris as one of just three high schools across the country to receive this honor. This is the 6th time that Harris has received this prestigious award!
Congratulations to the students in Social Science Research 2 for their participation in New York City History Day on March 29th. Two of our students took top honors in a competition that hosted 486 competitors from the 5 boroughs. Saadia Rashid and Noble Thadathil took first place in the group exhibit category and will compete in New York State History Day and to Samantha a Vila for taking the best of the Borough of Queens.
Five Harrisites are the top five finalists for Senior Division of the Legacies of New Netherland: A Quadricentennial Essay Contest. We extend our congratulations to:
•Michele St. Julien
and their teacher, Mr. Franco Scardino
Support the THHS Players - COME to this year's outstanding production of "42nd Street" this Friday (4/3) and Saturday (4/4) at 7 pm. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Download the playbill and read about High School Plays.
We proudly congratulate our winners in last week's Science Research competitions:
Sadik Uddin took 1st place in his category, Biology, and is the 2nd place overall
winner at the NYC Metro Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). Sadik will
go on to compete in the National JSHS in Colorado. Sadik also won his category in
the NYC Science and Engineering Fair, and will go on to compete in the International
Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Nevada as a representative of NYC.
Also winning at JSHS were:
Heriselda Begaj (3rd place in Behavioral Sciences)
Safa Siddiqui (3rd place in Chemistry)
Zachary Gao (3rd place in Engineering)
Reynaldo Lopez is our Intel Semi-Finalist, winning in his category, Earth and
Kudos are also due Ms. Katherine Cooper, their teacher.
Kudos to Peter Michelli for earning one of the top scores in the
Boston University Latin Scholarship Competition.
The Office of Arts and Special Projects and Studio in a School has selected Nadera Rahaman as a semi-finalist in the PS Art 2009 "Altered Books" competition and Valerie Chenghas is a semi-finalist in the PS Art 2009 "Self Portrait" competition.
Congratulations to Tamara Yunusova, Kristina Rudulfo and Kate Lu for being recognized in the NYC Scholastic Writing Awards of 2009 presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers with the award of 6 Gold Keys. Tamara, Kristina and Kate submitted poems, memoirs and writing portfolios that were reviewed by a panel of writers, writing educators and literary professionals. This panel selected their work as the best submitted by 2200 New York City teenagers!
Kudos to the PHOENIX for its selection by the NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English to receive a rank of Excellent in the 2008 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Magazines (PRESLM).
This honor places the PHOENIX in a group of 20 schools in New York State to meet the criteria for the rank of "excellent."
Townsend Harris won all three levels at the 2nd Annual NYC Latin Certamen. Congratulations to the team members:
• Latin I: Indira Abiskaroon, Murari Adasani, David Blanco and Betty Chu
• Intermediate Latin: Sujata Gupta, Ashley Guzman, Maria Stamos,
and Keegan Valbuena
• Advanced Latin: Lily Hsu, Stephanie Jin, Peter Michelli, and Reena Sam
We proudly congratulate our three Science Olympiad Teams, Head Coach Ms. Cooper, Robotics/Building Coach, Mr. Jones, and Forensic Science/Genetics Coach, Mr. Porzio. Every teacher in the Science Department contributed to this success by helping students prepare, and by serving as facilitators at the competition on Feb. 7th. The three teams garnered a school record of 30 medals at the competition, as well as 15 top 10 finishes on the way to regaining the City Championship. To see their results click here . Kudos to Mr. Sangiorgi, the event coordinator for NYC.
Our 1st place finished earned us the right to compete at the NYS Science Olympiad Competition at West Point on March 20th and 21st. This marks the 4th consecutive year that Harris has competed at the state olympiad. We, and the rest of the NYC delegation (Stuyvesant, Cardozo and Collegiate High Schools, and the Dalton School) will represent NYC at this event.
We proudly congratulate Reynaldo Lopez,
2009 Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist!
The 300 Semifinalists were chosen from among 1,608 entrants representing 495 high schools in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and five overseas schools.
Townsend Harris held a community-wide celebration of its selection as the 2008 Intel School of Distinction on Friday, Nov. 21st. Deputy Mayor Walcott, Assemblymembers Young, Lancman and Weprin, State Senator Stavisky, and representatives of Con Edison and Intel, PASCO, eInstruction, SmartTechnology, Scantron and BrainWare Safari, sponsors of the Intel Award, joined in the event. To read more about the event, click on the links below.
Townsend Harris High School has been ranked 45th
on the U.S. News and World Report's
"Best 100 Schools"
We are very proud of this honor!
U.S. New and World Report's ranking system is explained in "What Matters Most in Measuring" and "The Ranking Formula". Additional information can be found in
Gold and Silver Medal Schools by the Numbers".
Congratulations to Javeria Ashraf, Stephanie Pak, and Gabriel Felder (Class of 2008) and Nicole Markopoulos, Sherry Leung, and Nicolas Fedus (Class of 2010) for earning Certificates of Merit in the Student Research Award Program.
Congratulations to the Latin Club who traveled to Bronx Science on June 11th to compete in the second annual New York City Certamen Invitational. Once again our teams were highly successful. The team of Selma Ljaljicic, Stephanie Jin, Julia Fusfeld and Keegan Valbuena took first place at the Incipiens level. The team of Essie Assibu, Peter Michelli, Lily Hsu and Ashley Guzman took third place. Further, the team of Warren Cheng, Ioana Paunescu, Melissa Cheng and Pryanca Zaman took third place at the Profectus level.
The 2008 Otto Burgdorf Research Competition winners have been announced, and two Harrisites were awarded highest honors: Karen Bulaklak (Genetics) and Murrel Pereira (Zoology). We proudly congratulate them!
The 2008 B'nai Brith International
Contest, Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge winners have been announced, and two Harrisites were awarded highest honors: Kristina Rudulfo (1st place) and Safa Siddiqui (2nd). Kristina's entry "The Other Von Higgely," an original written and illustrated story, has been published and will be distributed to NYC schools and libraries. Kristina won a $5,000 college scholarship, and her teacher, Ms. Aliza Sherman received a $500 stipend for classroom materials. Safa Siddiqui won a $2000 college scholarship. We proudly congratulate them!
Kenneth Bonamo Jr. has been selected to succeed Thomas Cunningham as the third Principal of Townsend Harris. He will assume the principalship on July 1.
We wish him great success.
We proudly congratulate Gabriel Felder for placing 3rd citywide in the 2008 Quality of Life Competition for his project "Sight for Independence", and continuing a nine-year Harris tradition of success in this competition.
Essie Assibou is Harris' 10th winner of the Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest, placing 3rd, and winning $500. She spoke as the common man/woman who benefited from Roosevelt's policies and programs, and of his conservation measures. Congratulations to Essie for her excellent research, writing and performance.
Townsend Harris has twelve Financial Literacy Scholars! Congratulations to Seniors Priscilla Aguilar, Hira Ahmed, Ann Arackal, Vito Arena, Noah Bonner, Warren Cheng, Pooja Dilawri, Sherese Francis, Caroline Kang, Marisa Lupo, Tara Sussman, and Maggie Wong who were honored this week at the Museum of American Finance by W!se ( Working in Support of Education) for attaining a score of 95% and higher on the Financial Literacy Certification test.
Townsend Harris High School was selected as the 2008 Intel School of Distinction award winner
for Science Excellence, and will receive a $10,000 cash award in recognition of our accomplishment. In selecting Townsend Harris for this award, the Intel Judges pointed to our rich and diverse curriculum that "capitalized on teachers' strengths and addressed student interests." Also noted was the mentoring our teachers provide students enabling them to participate in a wide range of science activities such as Science Olympiad, the Brain Bee, Research and FIRST Robotics.
Kudos to Ms. Brustein, Ms. Arimelikara, Ms. Cooper, Ms. Eaton, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kadamani, Mr. Sangiorgi, Ms. Shen, Mr. Steinberg, and Mr. Tsai.
Read Intel's Press Release
Read the feature story in today's (6/4/08) Queens Gazette
The Languages Other Than English Awards Ceremony will be held on May 28, 2008 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in our Auditorium. Honors will be awarded in Latin, Classical Greek, Japanese and Mythology. Please join us.
We proudly congratulate our students who were selected to present their independent research at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta, GA, representing NYC: Tabassum Rahman (Cell and Molecular Biology), Erin Zeja (Physics) and Tinya Cheng and Nishay Kumar (Physics - Team Project).
Erin Zeqja was awarded 3rd Place
Tinya Cheng and Nischay Kumar's won 2nd Place
To read more: Grand Awards and Organization and Government Awards
Kudos to their teachers, Ms. Cooper, Mr. Jones, and Ms. Brustein
We proudly congratulate Jeffrey Wong for his perfect score of 100 at the NYSSMA
All-State Orchestra audition in violin.
Congratulations to 3rd-year Japanese student Sandra Villayi, one of nine finalists in the NECTJ Japanese Speech Contest.
Three teams competed in the National Japan Bowl in Washington DC this year: Our 2nd-year team, Warren K. Cheng, Mandy Trinh and Peter Li placed 10th; our 3rd-year team, Sandra Villanyi, Reena Sam and Carmen Lin placed 9th and our 4th-year team,
Jose Pulido and Deborah Chang placed the 8th nationwide.
We are very proud of Gabriel Felder, our 2007-2008 finalist in the prestigious WISE Quality of Life Competition. Gabe's project is titled "Sight for Independence: Empowering the Elderly
" . He will be competing in the scholarship round of this competition on Thursday, May 29th. We wish him continued success!
Kudos to his teacher, Mr. Franco Scardino.
Townsend Harris is one of three finalists on the high school level for the prestigious Intel Schools of Distinction Award for its outstanding and innovative Science program. The finalists will be announced mid-June. Harris was the recipient of a 21st
Century Schools of Distinction Award for its Community Service Program in 2004, the first year of this program.
The THHS Latin Club had another successful year at the Suffolk County Certamen Competition at Stony Brook University. Our second year team, Essie Assibu, Julia Fusfeld, Peter Michelli and Lily Hsu, placed 1st. Our third year team, Warren Cheng, Melissa Cheng, Ioana Paunescu and Ksenija Matijevic, captured 2nd place.
Congratulations to The Townsend Harris Mock Trial Team and their advisor,
Ms. Getting, for becoming the Queens Borough Champions in the Justice Resource Centers Mock Trial Competition and continuing on to the city wide quarter finals.
Team members: Kat Balram, Estefania Diaz. Daniel Lehrman, Matt Watton
JP Amato, Marisella Gessler, Caitlin OÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢Grady, Jessica Costello, David Cios, Alexei Furs, Damien Kamieniecki, Belem Sanchez, Da Jung Ho
We proudly congratulate our four 2008 Quality of Life Scholarhship Semifinalists :
Javeria Ashraf - "The Locus of Control for African American and Hispanic Male StudentsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Decision to Drop Out of High School"
Laura Dolabela - "Parental Awareness of Internet Security for Children"
Gabriel Felder - "Sight for Independence: Empowering the Elderly"
Kayla Hollins - "Feelings of Security Among Senior Citizens in Relationship to Cell Phone Usage"
22 semi-finalists were selected from over 500 entries citywide. Kudos to Mr. Franco Scardino, their teacher.
Youth Venture helps people start new youth-led organizations to address local quality of life issues. More than 500 proposals to improve the quality of life in New York City were submitted, and 85 proposals were selected as nominees; three Harrisites - Kayla Hollins, Stephanie Pak, Bianca Edirisinghe- are among these. Winners, who, will receive $1000 to implement their proposals, will be announced at the Quality of Life Finals Ceremony in June. We wish them continued success. Congratulations them and to Mr. Franco Scardino, their teacher.
Kudos to the Townsend Harris Social Science Students who shone at the 18th Annual NYC History Competition, and Mr. Franco Scardino, their teacher. The THHS sophomores listed below took 5 of the top 15 prizes in the Senior Division.
First Place: Michele St. Julien- "Police Brutality in NYC'
Third Place: Sim Singh and Jerry Yang- 'Global Warming: An Ongoing Conflict"
Individual Documentary Category
Second Place: Rachel Mayo- "Who Will Save Darfur?"
Group Documentary Category
Third Place: Sherry Leung and Nicole Markopoulos- "Since I am a Girl: The Story of Female Infanticide in India"
Third Place: Eva Fan and Erica Perez- "Chemical Warfare: A History of Ghastly Weapons"
Michele St. Julien and Rachel Mayo will move on to the State Finals in Cooperstown in May. We wish them continued success!
Sandra Villanyi is one of the ten finalists in the East Coast Regional of the Japanese Speech Competition. She will present her speech at UNIS on March 25th.
Stephanie Montenegro won 2nd place in the Japanese Spring Fair Pamphlet Design Contest.
We proudly congratulate our four NYCSEF finalists.
These students have earned the right to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia (May 11-16, 2008) as the representatives of New York City. Harrisites make up the largest contingent of the NYC delegation.
We proudly congratulate our 11 students in the Social Science and Science Research Programs who will compete in the finals of the
2008 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium: Adiba Anam
We wish our finalists continued success!
Kudos to their teachers: Mr. Franco Scardino, Ms. Katherine Cooper,
Mr. Phillip Jones and Ms. Susan Brustein.
We proudly congratulate Murrel Pereira, Dana Alliance NYC Brain Bee Champion and Marvee Gay Espiritu for her 4th place finish. Marvee also competed in the Long Island Brain Bee, and captured 1st place. Kudos to Ms. Shen - her A.P. Psychology students have placed in the top 3 in the NYC Brain Bee each year since 2004.
The Brain Bee tests students' knowledge of neuroscience. Both Murrel and Marvee, reigning NYC and LI Brain Bee Champions will go on to compete in the National Brain Bee representing New York City, and Long Island, respectively, on March 14th and 15th, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. We wish them continued success.
Harris's 3 Science Olympiad Teams took 4th, 7th and 8th places in yesterday's NYC Metropolitan Science Olympiad, capturing 25 medals and 16 additional 6th-10th place finishes. Kudos to them, and Head Coach Mr. Sangiorgi and Assistant Coaches Ms. Cooper, Mr. Jones and Mr. Porzio. Harris's team will represent NYC at the state competition on March 14th-15th at West Point along with teams representing Stuyvesant and Cardozo High Schools.
We proudly congratulate our Research Students and their teachers, Ms. Brustein, Ms. Cooper, Ms. Eaton, Mr. Porzio and Mr. Scardino, for their success in the NYC Science and Engineering Fair. More than 400 students submitted their independent social science or science research papers to this competition. 10% of the finalists in the first level of this competition are from Harris! We wish them all continued success in the final competition on March 10th. They are listed below.
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Linda Kung- " The Effect of Qualified Child Care Workers on State Standardized Reading Assessments among Elementary School Students"
Tumpa Mira- " The Effects of Calorie Awareness on Body Mass Index (BMI)"
Vito Arena - "Bio-markers for Immunocompetent Dendritic Cells Fighting Viral Infection"
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Tabassum Rahman - "Drosophila Models of LEOPARD Syndrome"
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Adiba Anam - "Evaluating the Effects of Sampling Methodology on Paleoecological Variables: A Casee Study from the Dominican Republic Neogene"
Medicine & Health Sciences
Ann Arackal - " Sympathetic Autoimmunity Induces Perivascular Inflammatory Pathology in Mice Kidneys and Intestines"
Julita Mienko - " Validating GPR123 Knockout Mice as an Animal Model for Pervasive Developmental Disorders: taking the next stepÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“Characterizing Brain Anatomy"
Michelle Park - " Antiproliferative Activity of Bombyx mori on Mouse Melanoma Cancer Cell Line"
Caroline Raak - " Proliferation of Local CD34+Sca-1+ Stem Cells by Overexpression of Sonic Hedgehog in Adult Murine Respiratory Tract"
Nasrin Khandaker - "Deletion Analysis of the Prion Domain of the Yeast Prion (PIN+)"
Julie Kim - "The Effect of Various Acne Treatments on the Inhibition of Micrococcus luteus"
Tinya Cheng - "Development of Three Dimensional Photonic Integrated Circuits through a Bottom-Up Approach"
Warren Cheng - "Study of Flexible Quantum Dot Embedded Photonic Crystals for Display Application" "
Nischay Kumar - Development of Three Dimensional Photonic Integrated Circuits through a Bottom-Up Approach""
Erin Zeqja - "Detection of Biomolecules via Coupling of Type-I and Type-II Quantum Dots""
We proudly congratulate our Latin students who are the 2008 NYC Certamen Competiton Level I and Level II Champions!
Congratulations to staff of The Phoenix, which has been ranked EXCELLENT by the National Council of English Teachers.
The 2007 Yearbook Along the Way has received a Gold Medal as Best All Round Publiciation by the Empire State School Press Association.
Several students were singled out for their work:
Darcy Rendon and Rose Parbhudial (Student Life - Friendships)
Jillian Gruber (Academics - Humanities)
Katelyn McFadden and Iliana Suarez (Year in Review - Festival of Nations)
Roy Ramkhallawan (Sports: Girls Soccer & Boys Volleyball)
Kudos to the winners in Channel 13's Simon Schama's Power of Art National Student Essay Contest. You make us so proud!
1st Place: Phapia Akter, Candice Burton, Nick Delatorre, Isabelle Dumitrasconiu, Elizabeth Fitting, Philip Kim, Kristina Mavrikis, Jasmine Multani, Janelle Viera, Jeff Weisbord, Keren Sharon and Elaine Yu
Grand Prize Winner: Frank Hoffman
The W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program named Townsend Harris a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for the Class of 2006's performance on the Financial Literacy exam. In addition, Jaime Byrne, Franco Scardino and Linda Steinmann were named Gold Star Teachers and recognized for their excellence in financial education.
16 students scored 95, or higher, and were named Financial Literacy Scholars: Michael Avgoustidis, Richard Edele, Alice Moy, Laura Schubert, Richard Huynh,
Jason Lee, Samual Oh, Elizabeth Pryor, Abadin Rani, Jeremy Teperman,
Lauren Wong, Lillian Fosteris, David Bournas Ney, Robert McCullagh,
Albert Vetere and Marsha Sukach.
Kudos to Richard Edele and Michael Avgoustidis for achieving perfect scores.
The PSAL Heisman Award is given each year to the student who is best in his or her field. We are very proud of our 4 Heisman winners! They are: Devotia Moore (Cross-Country), Maureen Mc Cluskey (Swimming), Amy Feng (Fencing) and Linda Thai (handball). We congratulate them and their coaches!
Townsend Harris dominated the Quality of Life Competition winning two of the top three prizes. We proudly congratulate June Xie (1st place), Lavinia Pascal (2nd place)
and advisor, Mr. Scardino.
We proudly congratulate our Latin Club, winners of 1st and 3rd place in the 1st annual NYC Latin Certamen competition. Kudos to Mr. Owens, club advisor. The competitors at this event were: Essie Assibu, Amanda Baker, Melissa Cheng, Warren Cheng, Julie Chung, Mahmuda Kahn, Ksenija Matijevic, Peter Michelli, Ioana Paunescu, Reena Sam, Lilly Hsu, and Stephanie Jin.
Newsweek magazine has again listed Townsend Harris as one of the best public high schools in the US. Harris was ranked 366 on Newsweek's list of the top 1200 schools for 2007!
According to Department of Education statistics, Townsend Harris was the most popular, non-specialized public high school in NYC in 2007. More 8th graders selected Harris as their first choice than any other high school in the 5 boroughs. Read more...
We are very proud of our winners in this year's International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Each of the students who participated medaled in thier event:
Markrete Krikorian - 4th place, Chemistry; Bushra Wazed - 3rd place, Animal Behavior; and Ben Aronowicz, Warren Cheng, and Erin Zeqja - 3rd place, Physics. These students competed against 1500 students from 40 countries. All students who compete at ISEF had previously won in their category at regional competitions. We congratulate them, their teachers - Ms. Eaton, Mr. Jones, Mr. Porzio,
Ms. Ludvik, Ms. Brustein, and their Queens College mentors, Professors Baker, Gersten and Menon and Mr. Chatterjee.
We are very proud of the success of the 432 students who participated in this year's National Latin Exam, garnering the following awards: 158 Summa Cum Laude; 141 Maxima Cum Laude; 53 Magna Cum Laude, and 36 Cum Laude. This rigorous examination is taken by more than 134,000 students representing all 50 states and 13
foreign countries. Our results were better than any other school worldwide.
Kudos to Ms. Mars, and our Latin instructors - Ms. Landry, Mr.
Hagerty, Ms. Kouklanakis, Ms. Laderoute and Mr. Owens.
Harris is ranked #1 in NYC on graduation rate (99%).
Harris dominated this year's NYC Quality of Life Competition, capturing 4 of the 10 finalist spots. Congratulations to: Valeria Chi, Lavinia Pascal, Alexandra Stark, June Xie and Mr. Scardino. We wish them continued success in the final round on May 14th!
Congratulations to Coach Michlewitz and the Girls Fencing Team for clinching the Queens Division Championship.
The team's record is 7 - 0.
Also to be congratulated are Margaret Ngo, who finished 1st in the NYC PSAL Novice Tournament. Teammates Rupinder Garcha finished 2nd, and Sunny Liu and Shelby Hecht finished 9th and 10th respectively. Go Hawks!
Congratulations to our Fed Challenge Team, Nicole Kim, Kevin Liang, Lisa Liu , Alice Moy, and Noureen Ramzan, for making it to the semi-finals on Friday, April 27th. We wish them continued success.
Harris's Science Olympiad Team, which captured the NYC Regional Science Olympiad Championship in February, yesterday came in 16th statewide in the NYS Competition, capturing 10 top 10 finishes in a field of 48 teams. The team won medals in 5 events: Astronomy, Entomology, Disease Detective, and Food Science! Congratulations to the team and Coaches Sangiorgi and Ludvik and Assistant Coaches Jones and Porzio! Read more...
5 Harrisites, Markrete Krikorian (Chemistry), Bushra Wazed (Animal Behavior) and Ben Aronowitz, Warren Cheng, and Erin Zeqja (Physics) won their respective categories in the NYC Science and Engineering Fair. More than 900 papers were submitted to this competition. Congratulations to them, their teachers and their Queens College Mentors!
Townsend Harris was the top-ranked large high school on the AP World History exam. Congratulations to Ms. Getting and the World History teachers and students. To download a pdf of the article click here, or read the
NY1 story online and view the online video.
2007 THHS/Patriot Group Fundraiser
THHS students, staff, alumni, family and friends are all invited to join us at 9 am on April 21st to celebrate the lives of the 343 members of the FDNY who gave their lives for their city on September 11th, 2001 by participating in a 5k walk that will begin on the THHS/Queens College Campus. Following the walk, we and members of the FDNY will co-host a barbeque in our courtyard. Musical entertainment will be provided by students.
To volunteer, listen for announcements, or see Ms. Rizzuto.
The deadline for registration is 4/15/07. Download forms.
Minimum contribution: $25.
Congratulations to Coach Tim Conner, Assistant Coach Mark Benjamin, and the entire Harris' Girls Indoor Track Team for winning the Queensborough Indoor Track Championship. We wish them continued success in the upcoming citywide competition.
Harris' SciOly Team 1 won the Regional Championship at the NYC Science Olympiad on Feb. 10th and THHS-Team 2 took 7th place, and THHS-Team 3 took 9th place in stiff competition.
Kudos to the teams and their advisors,
Mr. Sangiorgi, Ms. Ludvik, Mr. Jones and Mr. Porzio.
Harris will compete in the NYS competition Mar. 9th-10th at West Point.
Joseph Lin placed 2nd in the New York Academy of Sciences - Dana Alliance Brain Bee, making this our 4th consecutive time in the top 3.
We are very proud of our 2007 Intel Semi-Finalist,
Read the Newsday article.
Townend Turtles, our Girls Varsity Swim Team,
coached by Mr. Jordan and Ms. O'Keefe
won the NYC Championship for the second year in a row!
This also marks the 18th year they have won the Queens championship!
Harrisites "get real with politics".
Read ABC News Story and watch the video.
Our Girls Varsity Cross-Country Track Team, coached by Mr. Connor, are "as bad as they wannna be" according to the NY Daily News. They once again are the Queens Champions and
will now compete for the City title.
We wish them well.
Go Hawks! Our Varsity Fencing Team, coached by Ms. Michlewitz, won the Queens Championship (11/1) and
will now fence in the City Championship playoffs.
We wish them well.
We proudly congratulate Adiba Anam,
2006-2007 Siemens-Westinghouse Semi-Finalist!
Congratulations to Coach Rio
our Varsity Cross-Country Team, 2nd in the boro,
and JV Cross-Country Team, the Queens Champions.
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Kudos to Lisa Liu, Quality of Life 2006 Semifinalist. Her winning project advocates volunteering in parks.
For information on getting involved, click here.
Kudos to all our winners in the
2006 NYC Metro Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Lori Khrimian, 4th place winner
Alma Shi, 5th place winner
will participate in the National Symposium in Albuquerque, NM.
At the same event, Bonnie Lee and Alma Shi tied for 2nd Place
in the Society for Technical Communications Writing Competition.
We proudly congratulate Harris'
2006 Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalists:
Semifinalists in the 65th Science Talent Search
were chosen from among 1558 entrants.
We proudly congratulate Harris' 2006
NYC Science, Math and Technology Regional Fair Finalists,
Alma Shi and Maryam Sultan.
Should the Chancellor announce a delayed opening
or early dismissal due to inclement weather
we will follow the time schedule and procedures enumerated in our Citywide Emergency/Major Storm Day Plan.
We proudly congratulate our TURTLES, the newly crowned
2005 NYC Girls Swim Champions!
Their victory brings the PSAL swimming trophy back to Queens
for the first time since 1987.
Kudos to our Townsend Harris Women, and Coach Michlewitz,
for their sweep of the PSAL Girls Invitational Fencing Tournament.
We proudly congratulate Maryam Sultan
The PATRIOT GROUP 9/11 MEMORIAL COMMITTEE extends their gratitude and
love to the more than 350 people who braved the wind and rain to honor the 343
firefighters who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001 that others might live.
Each walker wore the name of one of the firefighters who perished
to honor their
heroism and sacrifice.