For the first time in School history, the SBS upper school Robotics team qualified for the FTC World Championships (FIRST Tech Challenge) held in Detroit, MI, where the top 160 teams gathered to compete.
The Reception for the Helen Figge Moss Memorial Exhibition will be March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Carson Gallery at The Stony Brook School. Mary Jane van Zeijts is this year's HFM artist. Ms. van Zeijts' show will run until April 8, and she will also be presenting workshops at the School.
A team from The Stony Brook School took first place in the 9th Annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl, sponsored by Hofstra University and The Squire Family Foundation. Twenty-four teams from 14 high schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties participated in the February 3 competition at Hofstra, which encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view.
On Wednesday, December 27th in the lobby of the YMCA on Haynes Street, LIFT Johnstown honored its 17th Volunteer Spotlight Award recipient in a surprise presentation. Elisabeth Felix has served in numerous capacities and for various organizations as a fundraiser and a volunteer in Johnstown. She was nominated by the President, Board of Directors and Camp Director of The Cambria County Camp Cadet program for her leadership skills, work ethic, mentoring and fundraising efforts on behalf of the Camp. LIFT also received an impressive nomination for Felix from Rev. Ray Streets for her efforts at her church and her community service.
What do a physician, a competitive swimmer, and a scuba diver have in common? In a word, Casey O’Donnell ’94.
Whether at the clinic, in the pool, or fathoms below the surface, this Stony Brook alumnus has, in his every endeavor, exhibited a consistent ability to see beyond his current circumstances to the potential of what could be. With eyes fixed on a vision, Casey has stood out as a leader in his career, on his team, and in his community.
Priscilla '05 and Kimberly '08 Addison, two sisters from Ghana, were living in Geneva, Switzerland, enjoying some of the world’s finest chocolate, when an idea struck them. At first, it was only an observation: Swiss chocolate, for all its fame and glory, was made up of mostly imported ingredients, the cocoa bean from Ghana listed prominently among them. It didn’t take long for the question to finally be asked, why should Ghana export raw resources only to import a product that could be manufactured locally? Business plans and talk of relocation quickly flooded the sisters’ conversation, and in the distance, from far across the Alps, adventure was beckoning them homeward to Ghana.