Several northeast Queens students—all of whom attend Fordham University—have been inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, including Bayside’s Salvatore Cocchiaro, Bellerose’s Stephanie Ali, Douglaston’s Mario Stefanidis, Flushing’s Jenny Arevalo, Fresh Meadows’ Nazifa Nasim, Oakland Gardens’ Narae Kim and Whitestone’s Wendy Nulty.
Other Queens students to be added to the honor society include Woodside’s Melissa Permaul, Cathal Pratt and Daisy Lopez; Astoria’s Jacqueline Arcuri, Kevin Montiel and Sohpia Treantafeles; Glendale’s Daniella Funaro and Admir Milla; Long Island City’s Nathan Miranda; Ridgewood’s Elizabeth Quinones; Laurelton’s Lauren Cover; Jamaica Estates’ Anil Chacko; Hollis’ Carol Grant and Tamar Brown; and Jamaica’s Yoland Moriah and David Schwartzberg. Permaul attends Arizona State University, while all of the other students attend Fordham University.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Membership is by invitation only and requires a nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible.
Fresh Meadows’ Qixiang Sun traveled with Rochester Institute of Technology’s collegiate cyber defense team last weekend to take part in a National Collegiate Cyber Defense championship in San Antonio.
The annual event is part of the nation’s largest college-level cyber defense competition, an extracurricular championship that helps to train the next generation of cyber-security experts.
Whitestone’s Christopher Khalil, a junior, has been named to the dean’s list at Randolph-Macon Academy. To earn a place on the list, students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average.