Intel Finalist & Semifinalists

The Great Neck Public Schools congratulates its Finalist and four Semifinalists in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search.

The Finalist is from North High School. She is one of seven Finalists in New York State; one of four from Long Island.

The 40 national Finalists, chosen from the 300 Semifinalists, will compete in Washington, DC, in a weeklong event in March. They will undergo a rigorous judging process, meet with national leaders, interact with leading scientists, and display their research projects at the National Geographic Society. Winners will receive financial awards.

Semifinalists will each receive a $1,000 award. In addition, respective schools receive $1,000 per Semifinalist to support their science, math, and engineering programs. Semifinalists will also be honored with certificates of accomplishment.

Intel (the former Westinghouse competition) is the country's oldest pre-college science competition and is considered by many to be the most prestigious.


My Favorite Year at North High--Feb. 10-11

North High School's Junior Players and the Music Department will present My Favorite Year, on Thursday, Feb. 10, and Friday, Feb. 11, in the school auditorium, 35 Polo Rd. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (Snow date performances, if needed, will be Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m.) My Favorite Year, a musical comedy, relates the rollicking adventures between the junior writer on a popular 1950s variety/comedy TV show and a swashbuckling, Errol Flynn type Hollywood matinee idol known for his womanizing and drinking. The writer must babysit the actor, keep him out of trouble during rehearsals, and deliver him sober to the show's live performance. In the end, they learn valuable life lessons from each other. For tickets, call 441-4743.


Spring has Sprung at the Great Neck Adult Program

Fresh for spring--530 courses, trips, and special events guaranteed to interest and entice you at the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Program. The Adult Program has something for everyone. Day, evening, and weekend hours accommodate every schedule. One-session workshops, one-day special events and trips, and full-semester courses, meeting weekly. Enjoy the company of adults while exploring new interests or honing existing ones. An early bird discount of $5 off each course over $99 is offered to those who register by March 11 (for Spring semester classes) and by June 10 (for Summer semester classes), excluding trips, special events, computer courses, driver education, and chess. Register for both the Spring and Summer sessions of a course at the same time and take $10 off your total registration fee. Be sure to look for the new Spring/Summer catalog--with its bright yellow butterfly on the cover--in your mailbox in early February. For additional information or to register, please call the Adult Program at 441-4949, or visit our Web site,, to view the catalog and register online.

Upcoming Classes&emdash;An Overview

An overview of upcoming classes follows. Classes meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., unless otherwise noted.

Master the new technology with hands-on instruction in the use of iPads, iPhones and Smart Phones, digital cameras, e-readers, computer animation, and more.

Expand your online savvy with classes on Google, Skype, eBay, AOL, blogging, and the social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Learn keyboarding and computer programs essential in the workplace: MicrosoftWord, Excel, Quickbooks, Photoshop, and PowerPoint.

Become a linguist with an extensive array of offered languages: Chinese, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish, and Latin and Greek roots in English.

Play games galore with bridge, canasta, chess, and mah jonng. Beginners and enthusiasts are welcome.

Put a spring in your step: Bollywood, Jazz, Tap, Zumba, bellydance, ballroom, and swing will get you moving.

Stay fit, physically, mentally, and spiritually with aerobics, bone building, Pilates, Nia, tai chi, qi gong, yoga, meditation, dance therapy for Parkinson's, self-defense, and swimnastics.

Get creative and crafty: collage, drawing, painting, pastels, printmaking, weaving, clay, stone, jewelry design, calligraphy, photography workshop, doll making, knitting, and crochet are taught by talented fine artists and craftspeople.

Guitar and piano instruction, cabaret and performance singing, singing for fun, concert chorus, and jazz and opera appreciation are among the musical offerings.

Explore the humanities through writing, poetry, Shakespeare, world and popular literature, history, current events, and archaeology.

Demystify and explore financial and personal concerns: college planning, estate planning, strategies for women, elder law, retirement, Medicare, veterans' benefits, job-seeking techniques, nutrition, and the fear of flying are among topics explored in one and multi-session workshops.

Take a trip with us--30 unique day trips to places of interest, the newest and hottest, and those off-the-beaten path, in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania; an overnight trip to Cooperstown, NY, for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Glimmerglass Opera; and extended art and culture trips to Chicago in May and Boston in October. Detailed itineraries are described in the new catalog.