October Students of the Month Honored at Hampton Bays


Three students, one from the elementary school, one from the middle school and one from the high school, received October “Student of the Month” honors during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 9.

Third grader Jack Gilbert, sixth-grader Reilly Gwinn, and high school junior Vanessa Alvarez each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.

Jack was nominated for “Student of the Month” by his teacher Richard Berglin for his citizenship and leadership, according to Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer. Jack is a member of the student council and K-Kids and plays in the local PAL football league. His favorite subjects are math and physical education. His career goal, Mr. Meyer jokingly shared, is to “protect Tom Brady as a member of the New England Patriots.”

According to Middle School Principal Dennis Schug, “Reilly is a special kid, a natural leader and a hard worker.” He also said that Reilly is a model student who is “humble, works like crazy, and does her best every single day.” She loves science class and is “tenacious” on the soccer field, Mr. Schug added.

High School Principal Christopher Richardt reported that Vanessa is such a committed student that she was worried about missing her SAT prep class while picking up her “Student of the Month” honor. Vanessa is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, SADD and the Key Club. After graduation she plans to become a school psychologist, Mr. Richardt said.