The Board of Education honored and celebrated a myriad of accomplishments of both the district’s students and staff members at its June meeting.
W.S. Mount Elementary School second-grader Ryan Scriven was honored for his award-winning piece in this year’s New York State Association for Pupil Transportation School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Ryan received third place in Suffolk County for the K-2 division. His poster followed the contest’s theme of making the school bus a bully free zone.
Secondary student-scientists from R.C. Murphy and P.J. Gelinas junior high schools were honored for their successful competition seasons.
Murphy’s Science Bowl team was commended for their win at the Brookhaven National Laboratory/Long Island Regional Middle School Science Bowl contest. The team competed in the National Science Bowl Contest this spring.
Gelinas’ Science Olympiad team was also recognized for their 10th place finish at the National Science Olympiad Competition and for earning eight medals in the contest, including three first-place awards.
Gelinas eighth-grader Sahil Sangwan represented his school and district during this year’s National Spelling Bee in late May, making it to the third round.
The Board also thanked student representative George Zenzerovich for his year of service and presented the soon-to-be graduate with a scholarship for his continued education.