Port Washington Robotics Team Wins Musical Theme Contest

William Recce (left), principal of School Construction Corporation and a member of School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) board of directors, congratulates Alexander Costenoble, a member of the Port Washington High School Robotics Team 1803 for its winning musical theme at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition kickoff on January 3 at Stony Brook University’s Jacob Javits Center. Alexander accepted the award on behalf of the composer of the winning theme, Jonathan Janis, who was not in attendance.

There were 13 entries for this contest. Other teams included Patchogue-Medford, Smithtown, Plainedge, Walt Whitman, Southold, Baldwin, Great Neck South, Wheatley and Sayville, and McArthur, which submitted three entries.

The winning entry was chosen by the members of the SBPLI board. Students worked with their mentors on the Robotics team, and even with staff members of the high school’s music department. Port Washington will receive a $1,000 check at the Long Island Regional championship on March 27-28, 2009 at Hofstra University.