BOE January Meeting Highlights

BOE January Meeting Highlights
Posted on 01/19/2024

At the Jan. 17 Board of Education meeting, Hicksville Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ted Fulton highlighted two Hicksville High School students Patrick LaBarca and Suhani Sharma respectively.

LaBarca a Hicksville senior is a standout double-accelerated STEM student enrolled in 12th-grade Linear Algebra Honors and has earned qualification for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME).

The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) consist of a series of examinations designed to foster positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics among high school students, paving the way for future career development. High-achieving
students in the AMC can progress further in the series of examinations, ultimately leading to the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The initial step in this journey is the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). LaBarca is set to take the AIME on Feb. 7.

Next, Dr. Fulton shared Hicksville sophomore Suhani Sharma’s artwork “The Golden Door” was selected by a panel of three judges as one of the twelve winners for this year’s Shanti Fund Calendar. In addition to having her artwork featured, she received a cash
prize. Sharma’s artwork was based on the quote “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom,” by George Washington Carver. Her artwork is a golden door surrounded by shelves filled with books.

Shanti Fund has been promoting peace through various means of education for more than 20 years. Each year students in first through twelfth grade are invited to submit artwork based on the peace theme for a chance for their artwork to be featured in the annual twelve-month Shanti Fund Peace Art Calendar.

The district extends best wishes to Patrick LaBarca and Suhani Sharma for continued future success.

Board of Education January Meeting Highlights

Patrick LaBarca is photographed with (l-r) brother Matt LaBarca, Hicksville
Supervisor of Math, Business, & Computer Education Dr. Linda Pfaffe, Hicksville Vice
President of the Board Sunita Manjrekar, honored student Patrick LaBarca, Honor
Society Advisor Laura Durning, Hicksville Superintendent Dr. Ted Fulton, parents
Peter and Truc LaBarca.

Board of Education January Meeting Highlights

(l-r) Hicksville Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ted Fulton, Hicksville Board of
Education President Annette Beiner, student Suhani Sharma, parents Srikant and
Vinisha Sharma and Hicksville Supervisor of Fine Arts Chad Wyman.