Happening at the Great Neck School District

Happening at the Great Neck School District

South High student wins stock market game

Gee-Ming Chan, a junior at South High School, is the Long Island winner of the Stock Market Game. During the 10-week challenge, Gee-Ming’s successful investment strategies doubled the value of his virtual portfolio from $100,000 to $200,000, earning him first place out of more than 2,000 contestants across Long Island. Gee-Ming participated in the challenge as a student in the Investments course at South High, led by business teacher Rick Vine.

The Stock Market Game, a program of the SIFMA Foundation, is a nationwide online competition utilized by educators to demonstrate the fundamentals of economics and investing. Students are provided virtual money that they invest in a simulated stock market, and their virtual portfolios rise and fall based on how those stocks perform in the actual market.

American Invitational Mathematics Exam participants

Sixteen South High School students and one South Middle School student qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME), which was administered on Feb. 7, 2023. The AIME is an invitation-only exam offered for students who performed exceptionally well on the national American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10/12) exam last November. Students from South High and South Middle who took the AIME are: seniors Alan Gu, Eric Pei, Eric Yachbes, and Shengyu Zhang; juniors Luke Huang, Jonathan Kogan, Leon Lian, Aman Thawani, and Tiffany Zhang; sophomores Ruiqi Liu, Jixuan Zhang, Laura Zhang, and Zican Zhang; ninth graders Chloe Ning, Mofan Yu, and Marco Zhan; and sixth grader Kelvin Xu. Exam participants are pictured here with Thomas Weisswange, South High mathematics teacher/math club advisor.

Registration for Community Ed spring session

Great Neck Community Ed is looking forward to warmer weather with the release of its 2023 Spring Catalog. The digital catalog is available online and registration is currently underway. Classes will begin on March 20.

Course offerings for the 2023 Spring Session include a full array of classes in the areas of creative arts and crafts, fitness and movement, world languages, literature and writing, history and our world, hobbies and technology, performing arts and entertainment, and personal growth. In-person classes take place at 30 Cumberland Ave. in Great Neck, and online classes are available via Zoom.

In addition to more than 100 courses, Community Ed is also pleased to offer Broadway theater trips. These popular trips, which include transportation and show admission, are advertised via email only. Interested individuals should confirm with Community Ed that their email addresses on file are up-to-date.

Registration may be completed by phone at (516) 441-4949, via email at [email protected], or by using the links in the digital catalog on the Community Ed website at www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/ce.

For a complete list of winter classes, view the catalog online at www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/ce or call (516) 441-4949. Be sure to follow Great Neck Community Ed on Facebook for the latest news and updates. We hope you and your family will join us this spring!

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