BHPO Awards Nicole Scafo
On May 18 the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association honored Nicole Scafo with their Excellence in Education Award for her work done for the DOE’s Knowledge Networks, Math, Science and Technology Fair. Her project was entitled “Your Own Disaster.” Nicole is 16 years old and an 11th- grader at the Scholars’ Academy in the Rockaways. The focus of her project was the current National Grid clean-up site on Beach 108 Street and Beach Channel Drive.
She pointed out the dangerous levels of chemicals on the site and the need to monitor the site once the cleanup is completed to ensure its safety. Her recommendation is to set up a science center there that would monitor the site regularly and educate visitors on environmental issues.