An Evening of Student Accomplishments

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The district celebrated a number of student accomplishments during the Board of Education meeting held on Oct. 9, in the Barney Stejskal Board Room.

To begin the night’s recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda G. Adams introduced Connetquot Public Library teen librarian Angela Breslin to speak of the accomplishments of Connetquot’s representing team, “The Book Hunters.” Mrs. Breslin informed the community that the team finished first overall at the Aug. 11 Suffolk County Battle of the Books countywide reading program competition. The competing students spanned grades six through nine and were expected to read eight pre-chosen books in order to participate. 

In a stunning display of athleticism, Ronkonkoma Middle School seventh-grade student Chase Zere recently took first place at the Metropolitan Junior PGA Championship at The Millbrook Country Club held in Greenwich, Connecticut. Although only in the seventh grade, Chase is on the Connetquot varsity golf team along with his brother Tyler (11th grade) and Kyle (12th grade), both of whom are also Junior PGA Tour Players. 

Connetquot High School senior Victor Barsotti was recognized for being declared a Scholar-Artist by the Long Island Arts Alliance due to his commitment to the arts and academics. Each year, the Long Island Scholar Artist program, sponsored by the Long Island Arts Alliance, recognizes students who excel academically and in the areas of music, visual arts, dance, theater or media arts.