All PEARLS Hawthorne National History Bee Team Members Qualify For National Finals!
Congratulations to the PEARLS National History Bee team and their Coach, Mrs. Bellusci, who on April 15th, competed in the Lower Hudson Valley Bee Regionals, hosted by PEARLS Hawthorne at Saunders HS. In order to be eligible to compete at Regionals, students had to qualify by scoring in the top 120 on an online exam against other students from all over the Lower Hudson Valley, upstate NY, and the tri-state area. Elijah Emery (8-4), Maria Kulaprathazhe (8-4), Paula Acocal (8-3) and Adam Mokbel (8-4) all qualified, and gave strong performances at Regionals. Maria, Paula and Adam all scored in the top one third, while our team captain, Elijah Emery, scored in the top 10 and competed in the Regional Final round, earning the rank of 5th place overall.
PEARLS Middle School Theater Group
The PEARLS Hawthorne Middle School Theater group will perform the musical "Once on this Island JR" on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the schools auditorium. The cast of forty-five middle school students is under the co-direction of Gail Christie and Craig Neal. Behind the scenes many 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are designing sets, managing the stage, and maintaining props and costumes under the direction of Liz McCann. The show tells the story of a young peasant girl living on an island in the Caribbean who falls in love above her class. Choices must be made by the peasant girl that test love over death. The story unfolds to expose many classic themes that combine to create a magical tale. Two school performances are scheduled at PEARLS for April 29th and April 30th at 8:15 a.m.
2015 Toshiba ExploraVision Honorable Mention winners from Mr. Gallagher's Class!!!
A big congratulation goes out to Shayne Dunleavy, Sophia Maron Schaeffer, Carolin Pulickal, and Razika Rahman from Mr. Gallagher's Class for achieving Honorable Mention in Toshiba's ExploraVision National Science Competition. Their H.E.L.P Helmet idea was selected for this distinction out of a pool of thousands of applicants from across the country. Way to go and keep up the great work!