Middle School Students Rise to the Challenge

Rise to the Challenge
As part of its character education program, the Hampton Bays Middle School has kicked off “Rising to the Challenge,” a new initiative that recognizes students who display outstanding character.

Every quarter, 24 students will be chosen based on teacher recommendation for recognition in a school ceremony. To be selected, the students must demonstrate consistent effort, take learning risks, seek and accept challenges, and apply learning strategies. They must also demonstrate optimism and resilience, have a positive attitude, inspire others, and serve as team players and role models. 

“This program is designed to celebrate personal responsibility in our school, prompting students to become role models and, ultimately, future leaders in our community,” said Assistant Principal Anthony DeBlasio.

The Hampton Bays School District extends its congratulations to the following first-quarter honorees: fifth-graders Tyler Besch, Kevin Blas Ramirez, Valeria Gamboa and Diana Soledad; sixth-graders Marcello Arbelaez Correa, Alessandro Bejines, Kimberly Moran and Kelly Velasquez; seventh-graders Elijah Amos, Sophia Corredor, Christian Cruz, Zachary Himelfarb, Viviana Martinez, Jamie Moore, Jake Naclerio and Lizbeth Ramirez; and eighth-graders Alfonso Blas-Pinto, Maria Cifuentes, Makenna Downs, Alexa Langsdorf, Ashley Morales-Echavarria, Bryan Rivera Pineda, Luca Villano and Nicholas Zbikowski.  #WeAreHB