September Students of the Month Recognized

The September Students of the Month were recognized during the Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting at the high school on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Three students—one from the elementary school, one from the middle school and one from the high school—were nominated for Student of the Month honors for the month of September. Fourth-grader Kyle Gulotta, fifth-grader Tekyla Murphy and junior Daniela Greene were on hand to receive plaques and words of commendation from their respective principals during the meeting.

Kyle, whose family moved to Hampton Bays this past year, was recognized for his hard work and ability to get along with everyone, according to Hampton Bays Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer. He said that Kyle, who previously lived on a horse farm, is now enamored with the East End beaches. “We are lucky to have him at HBES,” Mr. Meyer said.

Tekyla takes great pride in her abilities as a math student and is an avid reader, said Hampton Bays Middle School Principal Dennis Schug. She is also a member of the Robotics Club and is currently helping to build a device that will assist elderly people in reaching items beyond their grasp. Her plans are to attend the University of Albany and to become an archeologist. Outside of school, she enjoys playing basketball, baseball and kickball, according to Mr. Schug, who added that she is a “truly wonderful kid!”

Daniela is a gifted violinist and an extraordinary student, Hampton Bays High School Principal Christopher Richardt reported. He added that the honors student is an All-State recognized musician and a member of the Long Island Challenge Team, remarking, “She’s brilliant.”