Students Recognized for Excellence

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The achievements of more than two dozen students were recognized during the December Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting.

Hampton Bays District Superintendent Lars Clemensen awarded middle school students and gifted vocalists Lily Spellman and Ava Bianchi special Patriotism Awards for their service to the school.  

“These singers use their powers for good,” Mr. Clemensen said. “Every time we have an event, we can count on these two ladies.”

He went on to report that both Ms. Spellman and Ms. Bianchi had gone above and beyond to show up at the Shinnecock Inlet in the pouring rain on Wednesday, December 7, to sing for the 70th annual Pearl Harbor service for members of the American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924.

Fire Prevention Campaign winners in grades K through 8 were also recognized at the Board of Education meeting. Each winner received $25 gift certificates, presented by Joe Modjeska and Leigh Penny of the Hampton Bays Volunteer Fire Department, for their winning entries in the Fire Prevention Poster and Essay Contests.  

Winners included: Emma Halsey, Joseph Arroyo, Adriana Mauricio, Evelyn Koziol, Liam Sutton, Alyson Francolini, Meegan Lennon, Alexis Rivas, Daniel Comenzo, Priscila Putzulo, Justin Korczak, Garrett Francolini, Sofia Gonzalez, Tristan Halsey, Lily Candelaria, Maria Jose Duran, Joey Sapio, Cassandra Strobel, Conor Fleming, Melissa Carranza, Sage McMorris, Stephanie Cruz, Raven Stephens, Julia Dzakonski, David Ramirez, Shannon Rey and Alicia Golyski.