There’s no longer any doubt that Queens has a place in the pantheon of elite New York City schools, now that Intel Corporation has named Townsend Harris High School at Queens College a School of Distinction for Science Excellence. The technology giant designates only six excellent schools each year - three for mathematics and three […]
Flushing’s Townsend Harris High School has been nationally recognized for its innovative and effective science program, which offers advanced high school classes in atypical fields. Intel Corporation, the technology developer, chose Townsend Harris from a pool of 30 high school candidates for the honor, the 2008 Intel Schools of Distinction Award in Science Excellence. Only […]
The Queens Borough Indoor Track & Field Championships at the New Balance Armory in Washington Heights Sunday afternoon, February 11, did not hold much importance to Cardozo’s Lindsay Rowe and Dalilah Muhammad. The two star sprinters have already qualified, along with the Judges’ sprint medley relay team, for the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. So has […]
Townsend Harris High School has been ranked number 45 out of 100 on a list of the country’s best high schools that was recently published by U.S. News & World Report and was the only Queens school to be included in the top 100. “It’s tremendous. We’re certainly pleased and gratified and we believe we […]
Based on their starting seven's average times during the season, Townsend Harris Coach Tim Connor felt the Hawks had a legitimate shot to win their second ever cross-country city championship. Instead, they repeated another feat, one that isn't as appealing or glorious yet still significant. Townsend Harris finished second with 59 points in the 5K […]
When Vaselios Sioukas arrived from Thomas Jefferson to coach soccer at Townsend Harris, he heard he was inheriting a special freshman in Mariella Romano. “Somebody had told me about her, but I didn’t know what I was getting,” he said of his 5-foot-3 striker. “But when I saw her I knew she was already my […]
Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came in a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400.
A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.