Five Towns students achieve academic honors

Woodmere Middle School ranked high in state poll

Posted ranked Woodmere Middle School in Hewlett the 26th best middle school in New York state. The ranking assessed 15,412 public middle schools in the U.S. and analyzed them based on academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents on

Hewlett resident Tyler Bershad graduated from Clarkson University in upstate Potsdam on Dec. 31. Bershad received a degree in mechanical engineering.

Isabelle Straschnow, also from Hewlett, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Boston University. Students attain this honor by having at least a 3.5 grade-point average (out of 4.0), being in the top 30 percent of their class and a full-time course load.

Colgate University announced that Valley Stream resident Lindsay Wasserman, a graduate of Hewlett High School, earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for the fall semester at the upstate school. The award is given to student with a 3.3 or higher GPA.

Brian Hammer, Joe Klein and Elliot Axelrod, all from Woodmere, and Cedarhurst resident David Eli Farkas, were named to the Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus Honors List for the fall semester. To qualify for the list, a student must carry a 3.5 or higher GPA (out of 4.0) and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Hewlett resident and Lynbrook High School graduate Melissa Epstein made the fall semester dean’s list at upstate Union College. The senior has a 3.87 overall GPA and is majoring in mathematics. She has been on the Schenectady school’s dean’s list since her sophomore year. Epstein was the 2013 class salutatorian at Lynbrook, and is on track to graduate college this year.