November and December Students of the Month Recognized

Three November and three December Students of the Month – one from each school in the Hampton Bays School District – were recognized during the district’s Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting.

Second-grader Elise Flynn, seventh-grader Riley Tupper and senior Kasandra Phillips were recognized as the November students. First-grader Edward Reyes-Lopez, eighth-grader Kenia Torres (who was unable to attend) and senior Adem Hadrovic were recognized as the December students. Each received a plaque and words of commendation from their respective principals.

“Elise is one of the nicest kids to ever set foot in the second grade," said Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer, who praised the young student’s ability to befriend everyone, as well as her commitment to academic achievement. He reported that when Elise grows up, she wants to be a race car driver.

As for Edward, Mr. Meyer described his work ethic as "second to none," commenting that the first-grader throws himself into everything he does, especially classes and athletics. Edward wants to be a police officer when he grows up.

Riley is an outstanding example for her peers, according to Middle School Principal Dennis Schug. A strong student who is active in numerous extracurriculars, including the Ivy League team and SADD, Riley would like to be a doctor once she graduates from college, with her sights set on either Cornell or Boston University.
High School Principal Christopher Richardt noted that Kasandra is one of the top-ranked students in her class, with a list of co-curricular activities that is "pages and pages long." She is a model of good character and conduct and plans on studying social studies, psychology or nursing in college.
This year is Adem's first at Hampton Bays, but he immediately made a positive impression on his teachers, Mr. Richardt reported. A native of Bosnia, he's already traveled to and lived in a few countries. Adem, whose favorite subject is AP Calculus, plans on pursuing either computer science or animation at an in-state school.