February Students of the Month Honored

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Three students, one from each school in the district, received February “Student of the Month” honors during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 9.

Fourth grader Oscar Mora, eighth-grader Maria Daun and sophomore Anthony Romagnoli each received a plaque and commendations from their respective principals, and vice principal in Anthony’s case.

According to Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer, Oscar Mora is a great role model for other students. He is very competitive but also quick to help others. Oscar loves dodgeball and skateboarding, “but only while wearing his helmet at the skate park, never at the school,” Mr. Meyer reported that Oscar told him. When he grows up, Oscar said that he wants to be a policeman.

Maria Daun “never shies away from a challenge,” according to Middle School Principal Lars Clemensen. “She’s a role model, one of my favorite things to say about a student,” he said, adding that the honor roll and ACC Team member is also an avid art student and musician in the band. As an example of her serious commitment to overcoming challenges, Mr. Clemensen reported that Maria recently decided to switch to a new instrument, the bassoon, after she had mastered the alto sax. 

Anthony Romagnoli is destined for great things, if his academic and extracurricular career thus far is a predictor of the future. He has a 96 unweighted average and has frequently earned Presidential honors, even while taking Advanced Placement courses, according to High School Assistant Principal Anthony DiBlasio. The busy student is involved in wrestling, cross country, plays saxophone in the band and is very close to completing his final project - building a training maze for the Hampton Bays Fire Department - to earn Eagle Scout distinction. Anthony’s goal post-graduation is to “serve others who are struggling,” Mr. DiBlasio said, “most likely as a Navy SEAL, serving in the Coast Guard, or working as a fireman.”