The 2018 New York Youth Summit took place on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Berkeley College Manhattan Campus. Almost two hundred students were invited from Westchester, Manhattan and Long Island to submit projects in order to win attendance at the Youth Summit held at Berkeley College in Manhattan. Eight students were selected as finalists from our school and were invited to attend - Rachel Brisman, Theo Berger, Aaron Baruch, Hannah Shedlo, Joseph Masri, Shelby Hakakian, Halli Fein and Jeremy Bernstein. Our students enjoyed a very inspiring Keynote address given by Dr. Yves Duroseau - Chairman of Emergency Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital - Northwell Health and two other discussions. One was given by a Columbia University Alumni and the other by an Amityville High School alumni of the Youth Summit.Topics that were discussed in workshops this year included: Leadership, Teens and Criminal Justice, Sustainable Fashion, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Community Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Bullying. We are very proud to announce that Jeremy Bernstein had the Winning Essay in the Renewable Energy category. He also presented the outcomes of his workshop to the entire conference and did a great job answering all of the required questions. North Shore's Mr. Peter Suchmann helped conduct the expert panel on Climate Change this year and has accepted a seat on the Advisory Board of the NY Youth Summit in order to help it grow and improve. He will offer this competition again next year to his students.
North Shore had 10 students on the Rube Goldberg* team this year. We participated in the Division II Regionals / Lower Hudson Valley - White Plains Rube Goldberg Engineering Expo on Sunday - 4/15/2018. The theme this year was to build a machine to pour a bowl of cereal with at least 20 steps. Our awesome team built a machine that exceeded the requirement and used 24 steps! This was the winning number! As 1st Place Winner of the Lower Hudson Valley competition, we are eligible to attend the National Finals in Chicago. (note - due to the finals taking place on a Saturday, we will not be attending)
Scott Soifer- Captain
And alternate - Aryeh Dynkin
Check out the great pics below!
Pictured getting the award-- Aaron and Noah were able to stay for the award announcement.Pictured also were Mr. Peter Suchmann - Science Research Coord and team coach. Mr. Gerard Wykes - Science Dept. Head - bus chaperone and mentor.
* Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg, known best as Rube Goldberg, was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term Rube Goldberg machines for any similar gadget or process. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to make a complicated machine to perform a simple task.
The Summit will bring together over 300 talented high school students for a day of interactive workshops with experts in the fields of medicine, environment, business and the economy, and leadership. The Summit offers students a unique opportunity to represent their high school and the youth of Long Island.
The Summit is designed to engage high school students in an exploration of important current socio-medical, environmental and socio-economic issues. The Summit is a partnership among a number of Long Island organizations that include St.Joseph’s College, Northwell Health, Vision Long Island, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment, among many others.
Students selected as finalists to participate in the Summit conference on April 7, 2017 will attend workshops with top experts in environmental, socio-medical, and socio-economic fields. Students who will be selected as topic category winners will be offered opportunities to take a paid internship with Northwell Health and with other Summit sponsor organizations. All student finalists will also receive a Certificate of Participation in the 2017 LIYS. The essays, video/film and art/photography projects of participants may be featured in public exhibits as well as various media outlets on Long Island.
Congratulations on this honor and Good Luck in the next round!!