Science Honor Society fundraiser

Michaela Gawley, Contributing Writer

To help promote environmental awareness, the Science Honor Society held a fundraiser for Sustainable Long Island. Between April 30 and May 2, members of the club set up a table in the lobby, at which students and teachers paid $1 to guess the number of candies in one of two jars of M&M candies. Those who guessed correctly won both the jar of candies itself and a $15 gift card to either iTunes or Dunkin’ Donuts. Junior Minah Kim had the winning guess for the Dunkin’ Donuts jar, which contained 593 M&Ms, and social studies teacher Mr. Petro Macrigiane received an iTunes gift card for the jar containing 700 M&Ms.

Sustainable Long Island is a local not-for-profit organization which focuses on providing communities with the necessary resources to decrease their negative impact on the environment. The Science Honor Society raised over $100 for the cause.

“The organization does not only concentrate on environmental sustainability but also economic development and social equality on Long Island. These are topics that should be important to everyone,” said Science Honor Society president senior Janice Havasy.

Some of the main ways that Sustainable Long Island works to help local communities is by discussing more eco-efficient land use and redevelopment, business development, transportation choices, and downtown revitalization. For the first time, the Science Honor Society held a fundraiser that was not directly related to the club.

“It is important to raise awareness for science and make an impact on our local community” said club adviser Ms. Marla Ezratty.