Districtwide Achievements

Districtwide Achievements photo

The Board of Education celebrated a vast number of student accomplishments at its meeting held on Oct. 17.

To begin the night’s celebrations, students ranging in all grade levels were rewarded with tokens of appreciation for taking part in this past summer’s “Catch-A-Reader/Writer” initiative. These students were caught enjoying their love for reading and writing in locations throughout summer vacation and had their pictures taken while engaged in the activity. The initiative was one that showcased reading and writing as universal activities that extend well beyond the school day or school year. 

A number of Connetquot High School students were in attendance to receive awards for scoring a 100 on their respective Regents exams, thus joining Dr. Adams “Superintendent’s 100 Club.” Some of the subjects the students mastered were English language arts, U.S. History and Living Environment.

Sophomore Adam Moussa was honored for earning the Award of Excellence as presented by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists after attending the Congress of Future Science Technology Leaders held this past June in Boston, Massachusetts. In order to be accepted into the program, students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.5 or equivalent, and be recommended by their teacher or guidance counselor for leadership ability, academic achievement and dedication to science and technology. 

District students in grades sixth through ninth, who took part in the Suffolk County Battle of the Books competition held at the Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University, were presented with tokens of appreciation for their hard work and determination. These students were expected to read eight pre-chosen books and attend meetings throughout the summer as part of the program.

Connetquot High School student Jacob DeRosa was celebrated for being named a Commended Student by in the National Merit Scholarship Program. This award is in recognition of a students’ exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for National Merit Scholarship Program entry. 

Lastly, in celebration of Board of Education Appreciation Week, Connetquot High School’s Long Island Voices performed a stunning rendition of “True Colors,” with accompaniment of teacher Jim Nagle on guitar. The Long Island Voices are comprised of a talented group of student-musicians who continuously captivate their audiences with beautiful harmonies and soaring melodies. Prior to their performance, the Board was presented with beautiful bouquets of flowers and intricate pieces of ceramics courtesy of Dave Pascarella’s sculpting and ceramics class.