Students of the Month Honored

October Students of the Month were recognized during the November Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting.

Two students, one from the elementary school and one from the middle school, received plaques and words of commendation from their respective principals during the meeting. Third grader Alexander Chabla Rodriguez and sixth grader Hannah Hansen were each recognized on Tuesday night. High school senior Luis Campos also earned Student of the Month honors but was unable to attend the ceremony due to his afterschool job.

Alexander was nominated for Student of the Month by his teacher, Heather Ellis. According to Hampton Bays Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer, Alexander always works extremely hard and is a leader who exhibits behavior that “everyone wants to emulate.” Alexander’s favorite subjects are reading and math, and he hopes to become the President of the United States one day.

Hannah was nominated for Student of the Month by sixth-grade teacher Rick Nydegger, who wrote a recommendation for her stating that she is an outstanding student and role model who always treats everyone with courtesy and respect. According to Hampton Bays Middle School Principal Dennis Schug, Hannah also was one of the 30,000 participants in the Tunnel to Towers Run. Her favorite subjects are math and science. Hannah is also an accomplished cook. She plans on studying culinary arts and business after graduating from Hampton Bays and hopes to own a café someday.

Luis is not only a poised and mature young man; he is also a hard worker who treats everyone he meets with respect, according to members of the high school administration. Currently, he is working on his sketch book to create the right drawings for college applications. He hopes to attend either the Rhode Island School of Design or the School of Visual Arts after graduation, where he plans on majoring in cartooning, animation and business. Luis is a member of the Robotics Club and works part-time at Planet Fitness in Hampton Bays.