The Three Village Central School District Board of Education recognized several students at the start of its Sept. 13 meeting. First, four students - Harry Dong and Lewis Wu from W.S. Mount Elementary School, Srisharan Shankaranarayanan from Arrowhead Elementary School and Ella Churaman from Nassakeag Elementary School – were acknowledged for receiving $400 study grants from the Long Island String Festival Association. These students were recognized as some of the most talented and hardworking string students throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. The grants went toward private instrument lessons.
Ward Melville High School senior Ronald Richardson was then applauded for his life-saving actions during the district’s summer recreation camp. Richardson was a counselor in the program this past summer and used the skills he learned in Ms. Rudiger’s health class at Ward Melville to help a camper who was choking. Without hesitation, Richardson jumped into action to use the Heimlich Maneuver, dislodging the obstruction and saving the fifth grader. The district and board of education thanked Richardson for his swift action, calm demeanor and concern for his campers.