Academic Talent 2-fer: TWO MAY Seniors Win Elite National Merit Scholarship Honor
Of the 1,600,000 American Juniors from 22,000 high schools who take the PSAT exam, only 1% are selected as semi-finalists and given the opportunity to compete for only 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards. How elite is that? You can ask MAY seniors Shmuel Maltz and Natan Samson, who were both recently selected as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists!
MAY Partners With Touro’s Lander Colleges
The senior year of high school is an opportunity to concretize and consolidate the gains made over one’s high school career. With Advanced Placement courses, exciting honor and elective course options and challenging shiurim, the 12th grade program at MAY has always offered a rigorous schedule for its seniors. This year, MAY has taken that platform one step further and partnered with Touro College to become a Touro College Freshman Center. A Senior Program Orientation was held at the Mesivta this past Wednesday evening at which the Freshman Center was described in more detail and the many other senior offerings were presented.
2 New Rabbeim Join MAY Staff
Mesivta Ateres Yaakov’s signature warmth and effective chinuch is, of course, a product of its talented and dedicated Rabbeim. Those attributes will be perpetuated as MAY welcomes two new talented and experienced Rabbeim to its Limudei Kodesh faculty. Both are well known members of the Five Towns and Rockaway community, who will now join MAY’s famous chinuch team.
Budding Engineers Present at CIJE Science Fair
As part of their progressive STEM Program, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov fielded multiple teams from the 9th and 10th grades to present projects at the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education Fair held at HAFTR Middle School. Projects ranged from a laser harp and a firefighting robot to a motion controlled shower and a soccer video game. The Mesivta is incredibly proud of the students who worked tirelessly on their projects and the faculty who mentored them.
Fresh-Men and Fresh-Parents Begin Their Odyssey
Mesivta Ateres Yaakov held its Back to School Nights and Orientations this past week which included a special event for parents of 9th graders. The Class of 2020 also went on their Freshman Class trip to Bounce Trampoline Park for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie.