Inside Heschel High
The Heschel Debate Team swept the tournament hosted by North Shore Hebrew Academy.
The Boys and Girls Varsity Basketballl teams competed in the Israel Becker TanenbaumCHAT International Invitational basketball tournament in Toronto, Ontario with other schools from around North America. The boys finished third place while the girls came in second. Both teams competed hard, while making new friends, and even finding some time get some work done.
The Heschel Cross Country Team competed in the MYHSAL (Metropolitan Yeshiva High School Athletic League) Cross Country Championships. The 5km (3.1mi) race was held on one of the renowned Van Cortlandt Park trails in the Bronx. Heschel runners ended their season in victorious fashion, taking home both team and individual awards.
Heschel earned 1st Place Boys Team and 2nd Place Girls Team. In addition to the overall team wins, Seniors Leah Namdar-Cohen and Arielle Peters took home 1st place & 3rd place, respectively. On the boys side, Sophomore Ori Needleman and Senior Ethan Peters took home 2nd place and 6th place, respectively. All of the Heschel runners set lofty individual goals for themselves and achieved some of their fastest times of the entire season when it counted most.
The Grade 9 Honors Biology class is studying the biochemical structure of the DNA double helix. They recently conducted a lab where they extracted DNA from strawberries using dish detergent and ethanol.
Another class conducted a lab to observe what factors affect enzymes. The class carried out a catalase reaction and observed the effects of heat, acid, and base on the rate of reaction of samples of liver.
The High School welcomed back Heschel parents Peter Beinart and Dan Senor to discuss the current state of Israel's elections, how the voting process works, and what they think the future holds for the state depending on how the elections unfold. The forum concluded with Rabbi Dahlia, who moderated the conversation, taking questions from the High School students.
Peter Beinart is a contributing editor for The Atlantic, a senior columnist for The Forward, CNN contributor, and professor of journalism and political science at CUNY. Dan Senor is an Investor, the Author of Start-Up Nation, a co-founder of Foreign Policy Initiative, and a former advisor to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.