Following a significant drop in the rate of students achieving mastery level on the English Regents at Townsend Harris, many members of the school community have questioned the accuracy of the grades. Save one, all appeals to the city and state to review grades deemed “questionable” have been denied. Continue Reading
The Townsend Harris fencing team looked strong in their first match of the season against Jamaica High School. The épée and foil teams each won by a final score of 45 to 35, with senior épée captain Jordan Brandwein doing an exceptional job in épée and seniors Matt Rosales and captain Andy Yeung standing out in foil.
Most students had the opportunity to fence, and some students like sophomore Geoffrey Lin were able to participate in the first match of their fencing careers. Continue Reading
On Tuesday, September 24, the girls soccer team faced off against Francis Lewis High School. With three of the team’s starters, senior Nicole Bielecki, sophomore Ivanka Juran, and sophomore Kristine Guillaume, injured, the Hawks started off at a major disadvantage, which translated into an embarrassing 11 to nothing loss.
In an attempt to compensate for the loss of the injured players, Coach Vaselios Sioukas switched up his strategy by changing the positions of some of his players. One such switch involved senior Athina Mihaliadis. Originally a sweeper on defense, Coach Sioukas put her in as a midfielder. Without Athina’s presence on the defensive side, along with the team’s lack of communication, THHS was scored on eleven times.