Students of the Month Honored

December Students of the Month were recognized during the Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, January 10.

Three students, one from the elementary school, one from the middle school and one from the high school, received plaques and words of commendation from their respective principals during the meeting. Fourth grader Sam Billingham, eighth grader Isaac Brown and senior Perry Friscia were each recognized for their exemplary scholarship and leadership.

Sam was joined at the ceremony by first-grade teacher Joan Barker and music teacher Steve Piliero. Hampton Bays Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer said that Sam is “off to an outstanding start” this school year and noted that “the way he gets along with students is second to none.” When he grows up, Sam wants to play baseball for the Mets and be a professional musician, Mr. Meyer said, adding that Sam’s favorite song is “Hey Soul Sister” by Train.

Isaac, a member of the Big 12 team, is “an absolute superstar and role model in the classroom” according to Hampton Bays Middle School Principal Dennis Schug. According to Mr. Schug, Isaac is passionate about social studies and is a triple threat when it comes to athletics, as he plays soccer, basketball and baseball. The Boston Red Sox fan plans on attending Boston University and becoming an architect.  

Perry came straight to the meeting from the basketball court, where he started off the scoring in a winning game against Mattituck. The National Honor Society member is a “model of good character and conduct,” Hampton Bays High School Principal Christopher Richardt noted, adding that Perry has already been accepted to Roger Williams University, Siena College, St. Bonaventure University and Saint Leo University. He plans to study business and finance.