Districtwide Achievements

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The Dec. 12 Board of Education meeting recognized students throughout the district for their outstanding accomplishments this school year. 
 
To begin the night’s celebrations, the Connetquot High School varsity girls volleyball team was recognized for earning the distinct title of New York State Class AA Champions after defeating Shenendehowa High School in Glens Falls, New York this past November. Prior to receiving their certificates of appreciation from the Board of Education, the team was met with words of praise from New York State Sen. Thomas Croci, New York State Sen. Phil Boyle, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, girls volleyball coach Justin Hertz and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda Adams. 

Multiple Connetquot High School student-musicians were recognized for their participation in the 61st annual Senior High School All-County Music Festival, held on Nov. 17 at Hauppauge High School. These students were chosen to participate based on their high academic scores and incredible musical abilities. 

Connetquot High School student-musicians and brothers Paul Foschino and Thomas Foschino were presented with tokens of appreciation for being named finalists in the Long Island’s Got Talent music competition. During the competition, both students performed extremely well and Paul’s talents captured him first place, which included a $1,000 cash prize, and both were rewarded with scholarships toward Five Towns College in Dix Hills, New York. 

Two second-grade students from John Pearl Elementary School, Jack Montano and Jade Eluk, recently received the Joseph Kovarik American Legion Post #1146 Award based on their excellent pieces of writing titled “Remembering Our Veterans.” The students’ efforts earned them a $50 check, and the Board of Education presented them with certificates of appreciation for their efforts. 

Tara West, Bosti Elementary School physical education teacher and Connetquot Foundation for the Advancement of Children president, introduced 22 district employees who were granted funding for various initiatives which will further students’ educational capabilities districtwide. The representatives on hand were invited to the front of the auditorium and presented with tokens of appreciation from the Board of Education for their efforts and creative ideas.