Winners Of The Long Island Poets

Andrew Mazza: Grade 5

The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center (JCC) is an organization that includes the Long Island Poets, which holds a contest each spring for adults, teens, and children. The contest is funded by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council Of The Arts. The 5th and 6th graders wrote poems and submitted them to the organization. Buckley had several winners! They are:

Cybele Can
Max Lunievicz
Robert Mark
Andrew Mazza
Naomi Nishimura
Madeline Simms
William Stackler

They will be reading their poems at the JCC Center on Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, on Sunday, June 2, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Field Day Is Around The Corner!

Harrison DellaVecchia: Grade 5

The day that everyone looks forward to is coming. Buckley’s annual Field Day will take place on May 31. This is the day that the Red and Blue teams compete for the last time during the school year. The events are shot put, baseball throw, softball throw, high jump, long jump, the 220 run, the 440 run, the 880 run, the 50-yard dash, and the 50-yard hurdles. Practicing with all of the Upper School athletes together starts on Tuesday, May 28. Also, some of the events, such as the high jump and the mile run, will be completed before Field Day. Field Day will be a fun event that all the grades will enjoy.

Book Review – The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Tyler Medina-Minerva: Grade 6

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a hilarious and thrilling book by author Douglas Adams. The book is about a English man named Douglas Adams, unaware that the world is to be destroyed by aliens. An alien named Ford saves him, and they begin their adventure throughout the galaxy, meeting characters like Trillian, Zaphod, and Marvin the Depressed Android. They scour the galaxy for many things, including the much debated answer to life. This book is suitable for 5th grade and up. I recommend it to anyone looking for a funny and enjoyable novel to read. Also, make sure to check out its many sequels!

Book Review – Where The Red Fern Grows

Andrew Mazza: Grade 5

Where The Red Fern Grows is a very thrilling book and is one of the saddest stories I have ever read. I do not want to spoil it, so I will not tell you what happens. The main characters are Billy, mom, dad, the three sisters, grandpa, and Old Dan and Little Ann, the two hunting dogs. The two dogs, Billy, grandpa, and dad grow very close. Then, a tragedy happens when the dogs tree the mountain lion. This would be a great read for you.

Book Review – Moby Dick

Jack Davis: Grade 5

Has a book ever changed your life? Well, one did for me. It was Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a story with two main characters, Ishmael and Captain Ahab. Captain Ahab’s leg was taken off by the white whale, Moby Dick. He spent the rest of his life searching for the whale, but was eventually killed with the rest of his crew when the white whale wrecked his ship. Ishmael joined Ahab’s crew and was the only survivor of the wreck. He lives to tell the tale in the epilogue. I recommend Moby Dick for people in sixth grade and up. There were many new words for me, and it was a great read when I was sick during the winter. It was a challenging read for me, and I had fun accomplishing my goal. I would certainly read it again.