January 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 January “Student of the Month” honors during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 8.

Kindergartener Brianna Quiros, eighth grader Sara Schabe and senior James Tran each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.

Brianna is a “very special” and “outstanding” student, according to Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer. She likes to draw, but her favorite class, according to Mr. Meyer, is FLES (Foreign Language Elementary School. He added that Brianna wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Her teacher, Kathleen Palmieri, came to the ceremony to show her support.

Sara is a hard worker, an upbeat person and a born leader, according to Middle School Principal Dennis Schug. “She’s the kind of student that when she gets her homework assignments, she asks for more,” he said. Sara plans on becoming an engineer or going into the Coast Guard after college, Mr. Schug reported.

Student of the Month recognition is old hat for James, as he has previously earned the honor, according to High School Principal Chris Richardt. “He’s been up here before,” he said. James is a stellar student who was captain of the Hampton Bays High School Academic Team for the Long Island Challenge and has applications out to Dartmouth, Yale, Brown and UPenn. He plans on going into the medical field after college, Mr. Richardt said, adding, “I’m amazed by everything he does.”