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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT Maspeth High School Happenings

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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00 am

MHS Senior Wins Scholarship at MoMa

A Maspeth High School art student’s essay “Is Shirin Neshat a Feminist Artist?” focused on feminist critique of a famous photographer. Class of 2019 senior, Saadia M., left (center), is a first-place winner in an art history research program scholarship through the DOE and Studio in School.

She is the first recipient of this scholarship funded by Agnes Gund, a notable arts and education philanthropist and the former president of the Museum of Modern Art. Her essay focused on a feminist critique of an Iranian photographer, Shirin Neshat.

PSAL Commish Gives Out Fencing Award

MHS senior, Johanna M., received a PSAL award from Ivan Lee for scoring the most points (143) during the 2018-2019 girls varsity fencing season.

School Supply Drive Success

The MHS National Honor Society and Red Cross Club collected donations of over 400 various school supplies in an effort that began on April 1, for children in Yemen, Bangladesh and Somalia.

Boys Track & Field Competes at Championships

At the PSAL Boys Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Maspeth High School’s Anthony N. finished in third place in his respective freshmen 800 meter heat and in first place in his respective freshmen 400 meter heat. Freshmen Charles K. finished in first place in his respective freshmen 200 meter heat. Other runners included sophomores Aaron L. and Kacper F.

When asked about competing in such tough conditions and the outlook for next season, Coach Mustac had this to say: “It’s hot! In conditions like there were today another competitor comes out to play. You compete against other schools, you battle personally and you’re fighting against the heat. We had a runner that couldn’t finish the meet due to the extreme conditions. I’m excited for next season. We’ll have a new group of athletes coming in and most of our nucleus will remain intact. Some of the older athletes are ready to take on leadership roles that are left open due to the departing of the senior class as well.”

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