Plainedge High School Wins Musical Theme Contest

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Lucy Tarantino, (left), Member, Plainedge High School Robotics Team #527, displays the certificate she received from Will Recce (right), Principal, School Construction Consultants and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc., after

Will Recce, Principal, School Construction Consultants, Inc. and Board Member, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), announced that the Plainedge High School Robotics Team #527 was the winner of this year’s musical theme contest. The song, titled “Ignition,” will be used at SBPLI’s 2014 Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which will take place March 27-29 at Hofstra University. The presentation was held at the FRC kickoff event at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Lecture Center on January 4.

 

There were 17 entries submitted by 12 different schools. Other teams included Bay Shore High School, Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, Hauppauge High School, Smithtown High School, Walt Whitman High School, Copiague High School, Sayville High School, Wheatley High School, Half Hollow Hills High School West, North Shore High School, and Center Moriches High School. Some teams had multiple entries.

 

Students worked with their mentors on the robotics team, and even with staff members of the high school’s music department to compose their song. The winning entry was then chosen by the members of SBPLI’s Development Council. The Plainedge High School robotics team will be presented with a $1,000 check at this year’s Long Island Regional FRC.

 

For more information, visit http://www.sbpli.org.

 

 

 

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* Photo and musical sample are attached and available upon request.

 

About School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses that would provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce. Over 100 partnerships have been formed. In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to Long Island, in which eight high school teams participated. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, in which approximately 1,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year. For more information, visit www.sbpli.org.