March and April Students of the Month Recognized at Hampton Bays

Four Students of the Month, one for March and three for April, were recognized during the Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting at the high school on Tuesday, May 8.

Middle school student and March Student of the Month William Dzanoucakis, an eighth grader who was unable to make the April Board of Education meeting, was recognized for his exemplary accomplishments. Three other students, one from the elementary school, one from the middle school, and one from the high school, also received plaques and words of commendation from their respective principals during the meeting, after being nominated for Student of the Month honors for the month of April. These students were (names??)

William, who is known as Billy, is a “stellar student in the classroom,” according to Hampton Bays Middle School Principal Dennis Schug. The living environment and integrated algebra pupil is also active on the athletic fields, Mr. Schug added. Billy plays baseball, football, and tennis and is “constantly pushing himself to be a better student, athlete, and person,” Mr. Schug said. Billy plans on moving to Manhattan after he completes his education and would like to pursue a career in science or math.
Sabina Brbutovic, a second grader, was nominated for Student of the Month by her teachers Debbi Joslin and Theresa Carey, according to Hampton Bays Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer, because she comes to school every day with a huge smile. He also reported that Sabina is a “number one speller, but her favorite subject is math.” Outside of the classroom, she studies hip-hop and ballet and plans to become a ballerina one day.

Sixth grader Zoey Smith was nominated for Student of the Month by her teacher Jamie Huebner, Mr. Schug reported. “She’s a phenomenal kid and a phenomenal student,” he said. Zoey, who is involved in the OWL Club and Newspaper Club, is also a budding thespian. Last year she played the role of Ms. Gulch in The Wizard of Oz, and this year she played the genie in Aladdin. Mr. Schug said he was amazed because Zoey listed doing homework as one of her favorite after-school activities. She plans on a career doing something where she gets to argue, he reported, such as being a lawyer or an actress.

Dorothea Primavera, a senior, is also a talented actress, High School Principal Christopher Richardt said. She was most recently Rose in Bye Bye Birdie, he reported, adding that Dory is “an unbelievably talented young lady … with an incredible voice and amazing stage presence.” The honors student has also been dancing for ten years, according to Mr. Richardt.