Senior Spotlight - Mahmoud

Syracuse Academy of Science high school kicks off its Senior Spotlight series by recognizing Mahmoud, a member of the Class of 2022.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022—Back by popular demand, Syracuse Academy of Science high school is excited to kick-off its Senior Spotlight. Throughout the remainder of the school year, we will be highlighting various members of the Class of 2022 with our Senior Spotlight series. Without further adieu let us shine a spotlight on Mahmoud Mahmoud!

Interview with Mahmoud

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? Graduating
  • What are your goals for after high school? Trade school to become a mechanic
  • Name one person that inspires you? Myself
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? Don't skip class
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Living the best life
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead who would they be and why? Adam Sandler
  • Name three traits that describe you? Cool, loyal, trustworthy
  • What is your favorite hobby? Street racing
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? I'm a money maker
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? All 11 years

Middle School Atoms Receive Terra Science Awards

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students received Terra Science junior scholarships for their accomplishments in New York State ELA and Math testing.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022Congratulations to the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students who received a proficient score on the ELA and Math State tests for the 2021 - 2022 Academic year. 

Students were eligible to receive a $75 Terra Science and Education junior scholarship award. The goal of the scholarship is to challenge students to do their best and prepare for future high-stakes tests such as the Regents exams and SAT/ACT exams.

Congratulations, Atoms, and keep up the great work!

Atoms win big at the MOST’s CNYSEF Competition

Syracuse Academy of Science high school students Migual Mathis and Makayla McMullen win the ISEF Grand Prize at the CNYSEF, with their project Electricity out of Dirt: Microbial Fuel Cell, and will represent the Atoms in Atlanta, GA in May.

Sunday, March 27th, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science high school and elementary school students competed in the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)’s 42nd annual CNY Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF). Atoms competed alongside students from grades 4-8 (Junior Division) and 9-12 (Senior Division) throughout Central New York for a chance to win dozens of merit award prizes, scholarships, and qualifying status for Society for Science’s Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Please join me in congratulating the following students in their achievements and accolades at the CNYSEF!

Migual Mathis & Makayla McMullen (10th Grade) - Electricity Out of Dirt: Microbial Fuel Cell

  • ISEF Grand Prize - will represent the Atoms in Atlanta, GA in May
  • Highest Honors (Blue Medal)
  • US Agency for International Development
  • Terra Science and Education Award
  • 18th Annual Energy in the 21st Century

Adarius Rucker - Volcano Research Project

  • CNYSEF Honors (White Medal)

NyAsia James - The Experimental Manipulation of Drought: Finding Optimum Conditions for Biodiversity

Yakina Sika-Amoah & Grace O'Neill - Impact of Hazardous Air Pollutants on Plant Respiration in our Community

  • CNYSEF Honors (White Medal)
  • Terra Science and Education Award

Samara Hurtado, Paw November - pH and Water

  • CNYSEF Honors (WhiteMedal)

Destany Isaac, Nicole Tejeda Acosta, Natalie Turner - The effects of work hours on teachers

  • CNYSEF Honors (White Medal)

Colin Miller (4th-Grade) - Oil Spills

  • High Honors

Naleigha Hall (4th-Grade) - Crystal Creations

  • High Honors

Josephine Tucciarone (4th-Grade) - Turn Milk into Plastic

  • High Honors

Congratulations to all of our students, we are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from CNYSEF.

Respectfully,
Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

 

6th & 7th Grade PBL Students Celebrate Pi Day

Syracuse Academy of Science Project-Based Learning students participate in hands-on, minds-on Pi Day activities.

Monday, March 14th, 2022'Come to the math side; we have Pi!

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Project-Based Learning (PBL) 6th and 7th-grade students celebrated Pi Day (probably around 1:59 PM) with hands-on, minds-on Pi Day activities. Atoms worked together to solve Pi Day-related questions in a classroom-wide scavenger hunt, put on their sleuthing hats to solve Pi Day trivia questions on the internet, and figured out the circumference of various delicious treats. We all know that Pi Day isn't complete without personal pies!

What a sweet treat for a sweet math day!

Career Exploration Series: Civil Engineering

As part of its Career Exploration Series, Syracuse Academy of Science high school welcomed Syracuse University alumna Emily Mahana, a civil engineer at Barton Loguidice.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022As part of Syracuse Academy of Science high school's Career Exploration series, we welcomed Syracuse University alumna Emily Mahana, a civil engineer at local engineering firm, Barton Loguidice. Emily spoke with students in grades 9 -12 who were interested in learning more about a future career in engineering or becoming a civil engineer one day.

During her session, Emily shared what a day in the life of a civil engineer. For instance, Emily spoke about projects she has worked on, different avenues and projects civil engineers can work on such as building highways, supervising infrastructure projects, and more, and the various education and licensing requirements to become a civil engineer. 

Thank you, Emily, for taking the time out of your schedule to speak with these future engineers!

Ranelle Duncan-Letts Wins 1st Place in Art Contest

Syracuse Academy of Science high school student Ranelle Duncan-Letts received 1st place with her drawing of Coretta Scott King in the first annual Black History Month Art Contest presented by the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL).

Monday, February 28th, 2022We are getting you ‘ARTED’ with some exciting news on a Wednesday! In February, Syracuse Academy of Science high school student Ranelle Duncan-Letts participated in the first annual Black History Month Art Contest presented by the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) for a chance to win $300. To participate, participants must be between the ages of 13 - 18 years old and had to feature one of the following people in their art piece: Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Vicki Brackens, Malcom X, Jackie Robinson, Oprah Winfrey, Coretta Scott King, Sidney Poitier, Syracuse Fire Chief Michael Monds, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner, Syracuse Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens, Richard Parsons, Marcus Garvey, New York State Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, or a relative.

We are excited to announce that Ranelle won first place with her drawing of Coretta Scott King! Congratulations, Ranelle; we are very proud of you and all you have accomplished.

Robotics Team Receives A Surprise Donation

Syracuse Academy of Science high school robotics team received a surprise donation of $1,000 from BME to help support them in upcoming competitions and events.

Friday, March 18th, 2022The kindness and support of big and small organizations help make all the difference in the world, especially with student clubs and organizations.

We want to highlight a recent donation made to the Syracuse Academy of Science high school Robotics team on this giving Tuesday. This month, Business Machines and Equipment, Inc. (BME) donated $1,000 to the Robotics team to help support them in upcoming competitions and future events.

Thank you, BME, for your kindness, generosity, and continuous support!

Boys Basketball Sectional Finals Highlight

Friday, March 18th, 2022 - Congratulations to the  Syracuse Academy of Science high school boys basketball team for their incredible season and accomplishments in the Section III Class A Boys Basketball tournament. Your hard work has certainly not gone unnoticed.
 
A special thank you and shout out to all of our student-athlete parents, coaches, and fans for your continued support throughout the season. Your efforts have made a difference and impacted all of the Atoms. Thank you!
 
To conclude the season, we invite you to watch the video game highlights of the Syracuse Academy of Science Boys Basketball team in their Section III Class A Finals against the New Hartford Central School District. This game was held on Sunday, March 6th at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. The final score of the game was 65-61

OT Finish for the Atoms in Section III Class A Finals

It was a buzzer-beater finish for the Syracuse Academy of Science boys basketball team in the Section III Class A Finals against the New Hartford Spartans.

Sunday, March 6th, 2022It was a buzzer-beater finish for the Syracuse Academy of Science high school Boys Basketball team as they took on New Hartford Spartans in the Section III Class A Finals tournament, held at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. Both teams were evenly matched, and played with all their hearts. The game went into overtime, with a score of 65-61.

Game Day Stats

  • Steyvon Jones led the Atoms with 34 points
  • Makai Reed scored 13 points
  • Zachary Allen scored 7 points
  • Andre Pasha scored 6 points

New Hartford's Basketball coach, John Randall, said it best, "SAS should've been a two seed, not a ten seed. That's a very talented team. They gave us all we could possibly handle."

Congratulations to the Atoms for their hard work this entire season and their incredible run in the Section III Class A Basketball Tournament. Click here to read the game day summary from Spectrum News. Click here to read the game day summary from Syracuse.com, and click here to read the game day summary from the Daily Sentinel.

Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the Section III Class A Boys Basketball Finals game. Tune in later this week to view our video of  the game day highlights.

Celebrate Pi Day

We hope you have a happy Pi Day Atoms, no matter how you slice it!

Monday, March 14th, 2022Do you know what math's favorite holiday is?! Pi Day, of course! Below are some fun facts about Pi Day (3.14).

  • The symbol for Pi has been in use for over 250 years. The symbol was introduced by William Jones, a Welsh mathematician, in 1706. The symbol was made famous by the mathematician Leonhard Euler.
  • The Greek letter π is the first letter of the word periphery and perimeter. And as we all know, pi is the ratio of a circle's "periphery" to its diameter.
  • Humans have memorized vast stretches of pi - 2015, Suresh Kumar Sharma set a world record when he successfully recited more than 17,000 digits of pi — a feat that took 17 hours to complete.

We hope you have a happy Pi Day Atoms, no matter how you slice it!

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