Congressman Suozzi with “Float Tee’s” (Grades K-3 Champion) from Bayville Intermediate.
Photo by: Office of Congressman Tom Suozzi
Long Island, NY - June 9, 2017 - Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D - Long Island, Queens) honored three teams of local students selected as winners for the 2017 Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards. There were over 5,000 entries from across the U.S. and Canada, with only eight winning teams selected. Three of those teams hailed from New York’s third congressional district – two from Bayville Intermediate School and one from Commack High School. The awards ceremony took place at the Capitol.
“We’ve always had a great track record on Long Island of producing bright students who achieve big things, and these students are all proof of that. It’s amazing that out of 5,000 teams from around the country, our district has three of the eight winning teams. That’s absolutely incredible. These students, their teachers and parents should all be so proud of what they’ve accomplished. We all look forward to the great things the future has in store for them,” said Congressman Suozzi.
This is the 25th anniversary of the competition. Winning teams earned a trip to Washington, D.C. along with their families and teachers for the awards ceremony.