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Awards & Honors ARCHIVE: Our First Decade

2014 - 2015 Profiles
Congratulations National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation Award Winners!
Seniors Hannah Baumgarten, Daniel Bronheim (not pictured), Josh Goldstein, Stefanie Gottlieb, Ryan Paul, Mark Steiner and Shoshana Sternstein were among the top 2.5% of students scoring highest on the PSAT exam throughout the country. Way to go!
Varsity College Bowl goes Undefeated!
Congratulations to North Shore's Varsity College Bowl team who went undefeated, under the leadership of Mr. Muir, with a record of 4-0 at a match hosted by DRS. The JV team went 2-1 losing only to HAFTR. Varsity team pictured here.
NSHAHS students accepted to Write On For Israel program
Junior Avraham Spraragen joins seniors Jonathan Schneck and Rebecca Rosen as NSHAHS representatives in the prestigious Write On For Israel program. Congratulations to all!
Boys Torah Bowl beats three other schools
The Boys Torah Bowl team had three wins on December 10, 2014 against strong teams from HAFTR, Flatbush and HANC. Congrats!
The Model Congress team had a successful meet at Yale
The following students received high honors at Yale Model Congress on December 10, 2014: Best Delegate - Ben Nitzani, Best Legislation - Reese Berman, Honorable Mention (Outstanding Delegate) - Nathan Roth, Shayna Doretsky and Shira Eisenberg. Congratulations all!
Congratulations AIPAC Delegates!
The following students were selected to be 2014 NSHA Delegates to the AIPAC Shusterman Seminar in Washington, DC: Rachel Aziz, Ariella Kohansieh, Neda Shokrian, Aaron Silverman, Avraham Spraragen and Dustin Stern. Congrats!
Megan Applebaum wins Italian American Heritage essay contest!
Sophomore Megan Applebaum wins a citywide Italian American Heritage contest, under the guidance of Senora Peronne. Nice job!
Mock Trial team defeats last year's champions!
Our fantastic mock trial team took on Bethpage JFK, the Nassau County Champions from last year, in the first round of a tournament culminating in a 32 team single elimination round. Mazel Tov!
Jonathan Schneck receives 2015 Coca-Cola Scholarship
Senior Jonathan Schneck was a 2015 Regional Finalist in the Coca Cola Scholarship Foundation's program which provides over $3.45 million in scholarships each year. Congratulations Jonathan!
Rachel Dynkin recognized for writing
Rachel Dynkin is the winner of the Creative Communication Poetry Competition and will be published in their annual anthology. She also received honorable mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Poetry Competition for her submissions, "The Bat" and "A Million Miles Away".
Joelle Galatan recognized for writing
Freshman Joelle Galatan is the winner of the Creative Communication Poetry Competition and will be published in their annual anthology. She also received honorable mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Short Story Competition for her submission, "Leave of Life".
Shani Kahan recognized for writing
Sophomore Shani Kahan receives Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Short Story competition for her submission, "Value".
Rachel Marciano recognized for writing
Rachel Marciano receives Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Humor competition for her submission, "Social Media".
Jonathan Schneck recognized for writing
Jonathan Schneck receives Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Humor competition for his submission, "The Doctor".
Danielle Solomon recognized for writing
Danielle Solomon receives Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Flash Fiction competition for her submission, "Abandoning Innocence" and in the Poetry competition for her submission, "Betrayal".
Rachelle David accepted into prestigious West Point
At a surprise assembly of Seniors and Faculty, Rachelle David received an in person acceptance to the prestigious United States Military program at West Point, after a grueling year and a half long application process. Congratulations Rachelle!
NSHAHS team takes first place at Flatbush Debate
Shayna Doretsky and Aaron Silverman representing the NSHAHS Debate Team take first place at the Flatbush tournament. Congratulations!
Ariel Shahkoohi wins Bronze at wrestling tournament!
Congratulations to Ariel Shahkoohi who won a bronze medal at the Yeshiva University Wittenberg wrestling tournament in the 152 pound weight class!

2013-2014 Honor Roll

9th Grade Honor Roll

Rachel Ahdoot
Meghan Applebaum
Isaac Ariel
Rebecca Ashkenazy
Shira Basalely
Lia Berger
Reese Berman
Jordan Blatter
Ilana Carmili
Jacob Eisenberg
Eric Eliyahu
Adam Etessami
Ariel Fox
Natalie Freilich
Ayelet Harbater
Brielle Hoffman
Shani Kahan
Roey Kohanim
Bryan Lavi
Shaina Lavi
Elior Levy
Samantha Lieberman
Michael Livi
Zachary Mor
Chelsea Namdar
Yonatan Olshin
Gabriella Orbach
Alana Pearl
Joshua Peyser
Nathan Roth
Arielle Rothman
Robert Sameyah
Michael Schatz
Naomi Schlesinger
Shaina Sharifian
Jordan Simkovic
Danielle Weinstein
Lilly Yaghoubian
Aharon Zarnighian
Daniel Zenou
Justin Zion
Jamie Zuckerman

10th through 12th Grade Honor Roll

Coming soon.

Subject Honor Rolls

Coming soon.

2013 - 2014 Profiles
Senior Anna Hardcastle Wins Second Place in Journalism Competition for Article about Amanda Todd
Anna Hardcastle was awarded 2nd place in the Feature Story category. The high school journalism competition is sponsored by Santa Clara University's Communications Department. Congratulations, Anna!
Joshua Rabinpour named Upstander of the Month
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center named Great Neck resident Joshua Rabanipour as the Upstander of the Month for October 2013 for his anti-bullying and anti-bias activism. Congratulations, Joshua!
Varsity Basketball team takes high honors at Cooper Invitational
NSHAHS's Varsity Basketball took 2nd place at the Cooper Invitational, ahead of 14 other teams from across the nation. In addition, Senior Cody Cohen and Juniors Cody Cohen and Ryan Paul received individual awards! Congratulations!
College Bowl team goes undefeated in November 2013 Competition!
NSHAHS's College bowl team started off the season with a bang. Both Varsity and JV went undefeated at the season's 1st competition held on Nov 7th. Congratulations!
Danielle Solomon receives a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Her winning short story was titled, "Shadows of a Life". Congratulations Danielle!
Torah Bowl team wins division championship!
Mazel Tov to the NSHAHS boys Torah Bowl team on winning the boys division championship! Also congratulations to coach Rabbi Lehrer!
Rachel Dynkin receives a Silver Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Her winning poem was titled, "Meaning". Congrats, Rachel!
Kira Heisler receives a Silver Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Her winning short story was titled, "She Looked Out the Window". Congrats, Kira!
Talia Ostrow received an Editor's Choice Award from the Literary Magazine Teen Ink
Her winning short story was titled, "The Joke I Never Heard". Congratulations, Talia!
NSHAHS Students Derek Fuller, Isaac Ariel and Yair Atlas recognized for their contribution to the DECA Idea Challenge
The team "DIYFire" submitted a video demonstrating their idea during entrepreneurship week 2013.


Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist
Congratulations to Intel Semifinalist Yonatan David! We wish him continued success! http://www.societyforscience.org/sts/2013/semifinalists
Disappearing Pond Project Takes First Place in 2013 GLOBE Virtual Conference
Students from NSHAHS took first place for their "Disappearing Pond Project. We are very proud of the students for their effort. They competed against 58 other projects from 4 countries.


Jessica Goldman Wins 1st Place in Essay Competition
Jessica Goldman's essay "Imagine All the People" has been selected for the first place award in the high school division for the Sixth Annual Japan Center Stony Brook Essay Competition supported by Canon USA.
We are proud to announce that Jeremy Schneck has been selected as one of 250 Finalists in the 2010-2011 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Nearly 71,000 applicants and more then 2100 Semifinalists participated in this program.
We are proud to announce that Michael Blum, Jeremy Schneck and Cayla Schwartz have been selected as National Merit Finalists in the 2011 competition.
Two NSHAHS Seniors Named As Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists
Jonathan Nachman and Sarah Toledano, have been named as Semifinalists in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search. The "Nobel Prize for High School Students," the Intel STS is one of America's most prestigious science research competitions.
Ten NSHAHS Students Enter the Siemens Math:Science Competition
Breaking the school record for number of entries, ten members of the NSHAHS Research Program have entered this year's prestigious Siemens Math, Science, Technology Competition.
NSHAHS Leads N.Y./N.J. Yeshivot in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Competition
Congratulations to Michael Blum, Jeremy Schneck and Cayla Schwarz on being named Semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Semi-Finalist in the Y.E.S. (Young Epidemiology Scholars) Competition!
Rachel Bronheim, who has been named as a Semi-Finalist in the Y.E.S. (Young Epidemiology Scholars) Competition! Working at the Montefiore Headache Center, Rachel researched "Episodic and Chronic Cluster Headache."


NSHA-HS Students Earn AP Scholar Award
For the AP Scholar Award, students earned an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken.
Semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Competition
Over 1.5 million students in 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT in October of their junior year. For New York State, students need a minimum score of 218 to qualify for Semifinalist status.
Commended Scholars in the 2010 National Merit Program
Commended Scholars are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their high performance on the 2008 PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) taken last October.
Torah Bowl Team Wins League Championship
We are proud to announce the victory of our Torah Bowl teams in their recent competition for their league! They beat HAFTR, Rambam, and DRS. Congratulations!
Show: Jonathan Nachman (left), Joshua Pfeffer (center), and Mr. Alan Sachs (right) Director of Research
CAL PEYSER to CO-AUTHOR a refereed journal article in Acta Mathematica Scientia
In the world of professional research, getting one's own research published in a journal is considered to be the pinnacle of high achievement! Cal conducted his research work at Stony Brook University, this past summer.
Junior Michael Freilich won the Yeshiva League Boys singles title,
capping an undefeated season for him. Michael has won his last twenty-one singles matches in Yeshiva League play.
Frieda Franco, a freshman at NSHA HS and student of glass blower, Colby Lippman, was awarded first place for her hand blown glass sculpture and poem titled "A Flame".
Joshua Pfeffer is a Big Winner At The International Science & Engineering Fair
Joshua was a winner at both the Special Awards Ceremony and the ISEF Grand Awards Ceremony, with prizes totaling $18,500 in cash and scholarships, plus 2 all expenses paid trips to Europe to tour CERN and to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.
NSHA-HS STUDENTS EARN GOLD KEY RECOGNITIONS Gold Key recognition in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2010.
Alex Kaufman: "Charity", Elana Levy: "Har Herzel", Dana Grob: "August Prelude to Lyric Rain", Loren Miller: Personal Essay, "Silhouette" & Short Short Story, "Midlife Crisis", David Jacobi: Architecture, Hotel Design, "Midnight Hotel"
JPEF's 1st Annual Youth Writing Contest First place winner:
10th-12th grade category Loren Miller, 12th Grade North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, NY Educator: Julie Farkas
Our Mock Trial Team advance to the Nassau County Mock Trial Competition finals this year.
Pictured with their Coaches are team members headed by Captain Cal Peyser and co-Captain Sarah Ditchek. Other seniors attending were Loren Miller, Solomon Swartz, Alex Kaufman and Aviva Nassimi.


Robert Lavi and Solomon Birnbaum won second place in the Newsday Spring Stock Market Competition
Long Island Science & Engineering Fair
NSHA HS Students Win twenty four Awards at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair. Four are Grand Award Winners and Advance to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Reno, Nevada
Siemens Competition 2008-09
NSHA HS #1 Yeshiva High School In USA, Five North Shore Hebrew Academy High School students named Siemens Competition 2008-09 Finalists and one Semi-Finalist
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
National Merit Scholarship Program
NSHA HS Students receive Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit Scholarship Program Invitees
These 11th grade students were chosen based on their scores from the 2008 Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
All-State Mixed Chorus
NSHA HS Student Selected to New York State School Music Association's All-State Mixed Chorus.
NSHA HS Students Win twenty four Awards at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair.
Regional Chidon Tanach Competition
Once again, NSHA HS students have distinguished themselves in the Regional Chidon Tanach competition and have qualified to participate in the National Round.
NSHA HS student wins "Gold Key' in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
NSHA HS Students Named as Regional Finalists in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition
Chai Lifeline Run
NSHA-HS Student runs For Chai Lifeline, raising over $4,100 to benefit the children who depend on Chai Lifeline. This charity offers support to children with cancer or severe disabilities.
NSHA HS Student Chosen to be Semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2009
Newsday Stock Market Game
Congratulations to the NSHA HS team for winning first place in the Newsday Stock Market Game with an astonishing 135% gain in their portfolio.
Professional Conference
NSHA HS Student participates in Professional Conference and wins Poster Presentation Prize. The student presented his research on "Use of Chemical Mechanisms to Stabilize Methane Hydrates and Harness Sub-Ocean Reserves."
Write on for Israel Program
NSHA HS Students Chosen for "Write On For Israel" Program,an intensive and exciting two-year program that trains a select group of high school students to become advocates for Israel through journalism.
National Merit
NSHA HS Students selected as National Merit Finalists. Our students entered the 2009 National Merit Program by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
NSHA-HS Students Win at The Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair


First Place in the Holland & Night National Holocaust Essay Contest.
SY SYMS School of Business Stock Market Competition
NSHA HS Placed second in The fourth Annual SY SYMS School of Business Stock Market Competition.
NSHA HS Defeats Heschel to win The first annual NSHAHS Debate Tournament.
Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Takes Two Gold Medals, Silver and Bronze at The Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair.
NSHA HS student becomes semi-finalist at the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards.
University of Pennsylvania Model Congress
NSHA-HS student receives Best Delegate Honors at the House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee University of Pennsylvania Model Congress
National Gold Key Award Scholastic Art Awards
NSHA-HS student receives the National Gold Key Award Scholastic Art Awards Alliance for Young Artists and Writers 2008
Regional finalist in the Siemens Science Math & Technology Competition
Participants in the prestigious "Write on Israel Program"
Finalist Long Island Science and Engineering Fair
2nd Place New York State Science and Engineering Fair
Finalist Long Island Science and Engineering Fair


Third Place Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation Holocaust Contest
United States second place Winner Chidon Tanach National Bible Contest
Gold Medal Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair Enter your text here...
First Place Yeshiva University Stock Market Competition
Honorable Mention Toshiba ExploraVision Competition Enter your text here...
Finalist Creative Communications Poetry Contest
Finalists National Chidon Tanach Competition
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Recipient
Finalist National Merit Scholarship Program
Semi-Finalist Intel Science Talent Search
Semi-Finalist Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Emunah of America--Essay/Poem Contest
First prize winner Emunah of America--Essay/Poem Contest commemorating the Tragedy of Kristallnacht
Semi-Finalist Siemens Westinghouse Award
Young Naturalist Award American Museum of Natural History
Fashion Design Gold Key Award Scholastic Art Awards Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
National Semi-Finalist Intel Science Talent Search