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The Dec. 13 Connetquot Central School District Board of Education Business/Audit Committee meeting was full of recognitions and celebrations, celebrating multiple students from throughout the district for their varied accomplishments.

The night began with the recognition of Connetquot High School’s girls varsity volleyball team, who recently traveled upstate to Glens Falls, to compete in their second consecutive New York State Championship Finals. Although the team fell short of this year’s top state honors, their successes are bountiful as they remain three-time Suffolk County Champions, two-time Long Island Champions, 2015 New York State Champions and 2016 New York State Finalists. During the meeting, both the district and Sen. Tom Croci and Legislator Tom Cilmi recognized the team members and their coaches for their sportsmanship and athleticism.

The varsity girls swim team members were also congratulated for earning personal best times this year, and were collectively honored for being ranked second in their league and second in the county. Additionally, they were praised for attaining the title of Suffolk County Champions in 200m freestyle relay; a title they have held for the last seven years.

The girls varsity gymnastics team was also honored for their undefeated 2016 fall season record, for being ranked first in League II, and having advanced to compete in the Suffolk County finals. This year marked a special one for the team, as it included a male addition, Liam Summers, who is the first boy ever to be on a Section XI girls gymnastics team.

The girls varsity cross-country team was celebrated for tying for second place in the league and for many team members attaining personal records. According to coach Mike Austin, he calculated that this team would have been 30 to 40 points over any other team in Connetquot history and noted that team member Kelly Iocca was the number one runner in the league and set six school records this year.

Cathy Mongiello’s fifth-grade class at Cherokee Elementary School was highlighted for recently winning the Sumdog's Eastern Suffolk Math Contest. Student Brandon Ziegler came in first place, scoring a total of 985 out of 1,000 points, and in doing so the class won a free subscription to Sumdog’s Math Games. The contest paced students with a limited time, and tested both their accuracy and speed.

In keeping with the theme of mathematics, Amanda Perrone, a ninth-grade student at Connetquot High School, was named Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. As such, she has been accepted by the Institute to pursue mathematics and mathematical science applications. To qualify for this honor, Amanda competed in one of three program divisions against approximately 600 of the top-ranking students nominated from school districts all over Long Island.