May and June Students of the Month Honored at Hampton Bays


Six students, two from the elementary school, two from the middle school and two from the high school, received “Student of the Month” awards during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 7. During the meeting, students were recognized for May and June “Student of the Month” honors. 

First  grader Janelle Rodas-Barrios, seventh grader Cameron Heaney and freshman Joseph Duncan each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals for May “Student of the Month” recognition. For June, kindergartener Gianni Scotto DiCarlo, eighth grader Noah Montague and junior Oliver Mendez were recognized.

Janelle, who Principal Marc Meyer called “so special,” wants to be a writer or a movie star when she grows up. Her favorite activity is shopping for clothes.

Cameron wants to attend an Ivy League school, Principal Dennis Schug reported. He is a well-rounded student who enjoys English and Spanish classes, music, sailing, swimming, playing lacrosse and running cross-country. Cameron plans on becoming a marine biologist.
Joseph, or just plain Joe, gave Principal Christopher Richardt the “best answer ever in five years,” when asked to talk about his hobbies. “Just learning,” he said. “I have a scholar here,” Mr. Richardt said of Joe, who loves reading and plans on pursuing a career in politics, law or activism.

Gianni exhibits strong character and is a good role model, Mr. Meyer reported. He loves physical education class, especially the obstacle course, and is also a “lifelong New York Knicks fan,” Mr. Meyer said. Gianni wants to grow up and work with his dad.

According to Mr. Schug, Noah is the “consummate middle schooler, a behind-the-scenes kid involved in everything.” Noah, who most enjoys social studies and living environment classes, participates in many clubs and activities, including Owl Club, Hampton Harmonizers and the recent “Wizard of Oz” production. He also spearheaded a karaoke event and prompted Mr. Carlson to join him in singing a Katie Perry song, Mr. Schug said.

Oliver, who Mr. Richardt called an “outstanding student,” is planning on a career in law enforcement as a U.S. Marshal. He is a gifted student athlete who plays football and wrestles. Oliver will attend Suffolk County Community College, according to Mr. Richardt.