Civil Law and Social Studies teacher Linda Weissman invited Dawn Fuentes of
the NYC Civilain Complaint Review Board to speak to her students. She discussed the controversial “Stop & Frisk” policy. Weissman also brought attorney Craig Hanlon of the NYC County Law Association to her classes. He discussed career paths and urban legal issues.
Six Stuyvesant students received awards for their project submissions to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). A Stuyvesant senior was named the Grand Prize Winner in the Plant Sciences area of this competition.
Sophomores Sweyn Venderbush, Eugenia Sanchez, Jack Cahn, and David Cahn won first place in the Junior Achievement of New York Business Plan Competition. They each received $3,000 in cash prizes and were invited to ring the closing bell at Nasdaq.
Stuyvesant students did well in the National Language Examination. In the Spanish category, 20 students received the gold medal, 19 the silver medal, 10 the bronze medal, and 13 honorable mention awards. In the Latin category, 26 received the gold medal and 26 the silver medal. Thirty students also received other awards. In the Japanese category, 17 students won the gold medal and 25 won the silver.
Three Stuyvesant students won top prizes in the Jewish Heritage Essay Writing contests and were honored by Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott.