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February Students of the Month

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February Students of the Month were recognized during the Hampton Bays March Board of Education meeting.

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 Skye McMorris, eighth grader Cameron Heaney and senior Alyssa Casciotta were each recognized for their exemplary scholarship and leadership.

Skye was nominated for Student of the Month by her teacher, Ms. Ferguson, who reported to Hampton Bays Elementary School Principal Marc Meyer that Skye is an exemplary student. “There’s no doubting her greatness,” Mr. Meyer said. Skye is an avid reader who is currently “ripping through Harry Potter,” he added. She is also involved in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading. Mr. Meyer reported that Skye told him on Tuesday night how thrilled she was to earn Student of the Month recognition, but that she had even more joy seeing her brother happy on his birthday.

This is the second year in a row that Cameron has earned Student of the Month, according to Hampton Bays Middle School Principal Dennis Schug. He stressed that Cameron is a stellar student who has worked hard, making “significant accomplishments” in many areas of her life. Her favorite classes are art and music, where she draws, paints, and plays trumpet and guitar, Mr. Schug said. She is also an athlete, competing in cross-country and track, as well as a student leader, mentoring younger students. Cameron was one of four chosen during the Washington, D.C. field trip for the wreath laying ceremony. “She will continue to be a standout student next year at the high school,” Mr. Schug predicted.

Alyssa was nominated for Student of the Month by Mr. Fotopoulos, according to Hampton Bays High School Principal Christopher Richardt. The busy senior is very strong academically as an honor roll student and is involved in varsity gymnastics and cheerleading, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Varsity and Key Clubs, among other activities, Mr. Richardt reported. Alyssa announced during the Board of Education meeting that she has decided to attend Roger Williams University and will study pre-law. “We are exceptionally proud of her,” Mr. Richardt said.