February Students of the Month Honored


Three students, one from the elementary school, one from the middle school and one from the high school, received February “Student of the Month” honors during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 8.

Fourth grader Maryrose O’Connell, eighth grader Alexandra Peterson and senior Robert King each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.

Maryrose, who was nominated by her teacher Denise DeRosa, is an “absolutely outstanding” student, according to Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer. He also reported that she is a “huge reader” who especially loves the “Wimpy Kid” series. Maryrose also enjoys gymnastics and ice skating and her favorite color is pink. She hopes to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology and to one day design dresses, handbags and shoes, according to Mr. Meyer.

According to Middle School Principal Dennis Schug, “Alexandra, also known as Alex, also known as ‘The Doctor’ has a very creative mind.” He added that she excels in her visual arts and music classes and is getting ready for her star turn as the Tin Man in the school production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Alex is also a voracious reader and is currently into the “Percy Jackson” series. Her aspirations after school include either being a Supreme Court Justice or a teacher, “both noble professions,” Mr. Schug said.

Robert, who was nominated by his accounting teacher, Andy Fotopoulos, is a high honor roll student and has been the varsity football team’s quarterback for the last three years, according to High School Principal Chris Richardt. The talented athlete/scholar is “leaning toward” SUNY Westbury and hopes to play baseball there, Mr. Richardt said. After college, Robert plans on pursuing a career in accounting or another math-based field.