LI Psychology Fair Winners

Four Great Neck high school students were named winners at the 2010&endash;2011 Long Island High School Psychology Fair.

Two South High students were named Best in Category; one for his project in Clinical Psychology, the other for her project in Cognitive Psychology.

Three North High students were named Honorable Mentions; one for her project in Clinical Psychology, and the other two for their project in Cognitive Psychology.

Participation in the Psychology Fair was by invitation, based on the judging of an entrant's one-page project description evaluated by a team of reviewers prior to the Fair. At the Fair, participants were required to support their project with a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation. No written material could accompany the presentation. This was followed by a 5-minute questioning period by the judges.


All-County Musicians Honored

Twenty-three student musicians in the Great Neck Public Schools excelled at this year's All-County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center, in January.

There were five North High School honorees; they are taught by Joseph Rutkowski, instrumental director.

There were 11 South High honorees; they are taught by Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head/instrumental music teacher, and Mark Boschen, instrumental music teacher.

North Middle had two honorees. Their instrumental music teacher is Matthew Trinkwald.

South Middle had three honorees; they are taught by Alan Schwartz, music department head.

Kennedy School had two honorees. Their music teacher is Amy Kempton.


Cooperstown, Boston, & Chicago: Travel with the Adult Program

The Great Neck Public Schools Adult Program invites you to spend early May in Chicago, mid-summer in Cooperstown, and autumn in Boston. Our extended trips are planned with every detail in mind, featuring the best of art, theater, culture, and more; sure to make for memorable travel. The Cooperstown and Boston trips include transportation by luxury coach, departing from and returning to the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave. Travel to Chicago is by round-trip, direct air service to and from LaGuardia. Detailed itineraries for each trip are available from the Adult Program Office (516-441-4949) and online at For more information and to register, please call the Adult Program at (516) 441-4949. Payment via credit card is not accepted for extended trips. When registering, please make check payable to "Great Neck Public Schools." Trip cancellation insurance is available and strongly recommended.

Cooperstown: Baseball & Opera

Surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful parks, and stunning lakes, Cooperstown is the perfect summer getaway, Aug. 5-6. On arrival in Cooperstown, enjoy lunch on your own in this charming, bustling town, followed by hotel check-in. The evening begins with a brief backstage tour of the Glimmerglass Opera House where, after dinner, you'll be treated to an orchestra seat for a glorious performance of Carmen (with English super titles) by the Glimmerglass, part of its internationally renowned summer festival. Following Saturday morning breakfast at the hotel, visit the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame, which preserves and promotes all things baseball and honors the greats of the game. Interactive exhibits and artifacts from the greatest moments in baseball history abound in this unique museum. Enjoy lunch at the lakeside Otesaga Hotel, a grand dame of hotels, and designated a Historic Hotel of America. Before heading home, there will be an optional visit to the Fenimore Art Museum (or you can remain in town), displaying a diverse collection of American and folk art, and a spectacular American Indian wing with a collection of 850 objects. There will be time on both days to stroll on Main Street with its unique shops, boutiques, and antique dealers, representing the best of Americana. Trip includes: round-trip transportation; one-night accommodation, one breakfast, one lunch at Otesaga Hotel, one dinner; orchestra seat for opera performance and backstage tour at Glimmerglass; admission to Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum; and all gratuities. Sallie Newman leads this overnight trip, departing Friday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 a.m., and returning Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Fee: $439 (per person, double occupancy); single occupancy, subject to availability, $59 additional. No nonresident surcharge. A deposit of $100 per person, by check only, is required at time of registration; balance due by June 15.

Boston Theater & Art Tour

Enjoy an autumn arts tour (Oct. 25-28) in Boston, accompanied by theater instructor Shirley Romaine. Theater highlights include performances at the American Repertory Theater and Huntington Theater, followed by discussions with the theater's artistic staff. There will also be a morning at the new wing of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and visits to Harvard's Sackler Museum and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Excursions to Cape Ann and Rockport, MA, and a stop in historic Newport, RI, to see the Doris Duke mansion are also included. Trip departs Tuesday, Oct. 25, and returns Friday, Oct. 28. Tour includes luxury coach transportation from Great Neck to Boston and return; three nights hotel accommodations; two orchestra seat theater tickets; three breakfasts; three lunches; three dinners; excursions to Cape Ann and Newport; visits to Boston Museum of Fine Arts, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, and Rough Point. At press time, some trip details, including fees, are being finalized. Please call the Adult Program (516-441-4949) for updated information, or to indicate your interest in this trip.

Chicago Theater & Museum Tour

Experience the vitality and variety of world-renowned theatrical companies on the Adult Program's spring tour to Chicago, May 12-15. Shirley Romaine, teacher of Theater in Performance and leader of previous national and international theater tours, brings her expertise to the innovative theater in Chicago. You'll have tickets to three productions: at the Goodman, a driving force in American theater; Steppenwolf, an institution committed to ensemble collaboration and artistic risk; and Chicago's newest theater, the Shakespeare. After each performance, Ms. Romaine will lead a discussion at the hotel. Tour the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and enjoy an architecture boat cruise. Itinerary is subject to change. Trip departs Thursday, May 12, and returns Sunday, May 15. Fee: $1,625 (per person, double occupancy). Single occupancy, subject to availability, $300 additional. Nonresident surcharge $20.