April Students of the Month Recognized

Three April Students of the Month – one from each school in the Hampton Bays School District – were recognized during the May 13 Board of Education meeting.

Second-grader William Drake, eighth-grader Daniel Dimijian and junior Adam Dean were recognized for their leadership in and out of the classroom. Each received a plaque and words of commendation from their respective principals.
Elementary Principal Marc Meyer said William, who is new to Hampton Bays this year, has already flourished in his new school. “He’s a leader everywhere – across the board,” he said. When he finishes school, William would like to be a policeman, like his father, so he can help people, according to Mr. Meyer.

Middle school Principal Dennis Schug said that Daniel is an extraordinarily gifted student who loves robotics and can solve the Rubik’s Cube in less than 40 seconds. Daniel proved his principal right by swiftly solving the puzzle during a quick competition with high school Principal Christopher Richardt during the board meeting. The Big 12 Club member, who is also on the Student Council and in drama and stage band, hopes to attend either MIT or Yale after graduation.  

Mr. Richardt said Adam has consistently proved himself academically and in a variety of extracurricular activities. He is very involved with the robotics team, as well as cross-country and track and also studies Taekwondo and Shotokan karate outside of school. Adam plans to earn a degree in the scientific field or biomedical engineering, according to Mr. Richardt. “Whatever he does, he’ll have a very promising career,” he said.