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Magnificent Mock Trialers

The CPHS Mock Trial team won its first case on Feb. 8 at the Supreme Court in Mineola. Students Ben Armstrong, Skylar Reed and Daniela Posillico were the lawyers for the case and prepared the winning arguments, while Sydney Peruzza, James Tumino, and Gabby Dennino were served as witnesses and helped earn the victory against Glen Cove High School.

The team has advanced to the next round and is set for trial on Feb. 15 at the Supreme Court. The students competing will be Katie Hutter, Matt Cardona, Mike Bocouzzi, Jenna Vasilakopoulos, Ariel Salerno and Alexis Ruiz.

Service Learning

Students from Ms. Woznick’s and Ms. Cavallaro’s English 7 classes participated in a fundraiser for the Water for Sudan organization. The students read the novel Long Walk to Water, which chronicles the difficulties experienced by water-starved communities throughout Africa. To raise funds, the students decided to forgo their purchases of bottled water and other drinks for several weeks, drink tap water instead, and donate the money saved to the Water for Sudan organization to help its efforts to build wells in communities throughout the Sudan. More than $1,000 was donated to the cause.