Board of Education Recognizes Students at May Meeting

Board of Education Recognizes Students at May Meeting
Published on 05/10/2024
High School students who participated in teaching an SEL lesson to Terryville students

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, the Comsewogue School District Board of Education held its monthly meeting and budget hearing and during the meeting, recognized numerous students from multiple buildings for their recent accomplishments and community service.

At John F. Kennedy Middle School, students from the E-News club, advised by Mr. Nielsen, were recognized for their recent first place prize in a bicycle safety video contest. The students were named the winners out of a large number of submissions throughout all of Suffolk County. Additionally, the students received a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature for their attention to bicycle safety, which will proudly be displayed at JFK. Two students from JFK Middle School were also recognized for their entries in the “Watershed Poster Contest.” In learning about the environment and studying environmental conservation in both their seventh grade physical science and eighth grade life science classes, the students entered a contest and created drawings that will be part of a calendar that is distributed throughout the Town of Brookhaven for the upcoming year.

Under the guidance of School Social Workers Ms. Tastan and Ms. Urraro, students from the Comsewogue High School’s Student Leadership Committee and from the “Introduction to Teaching” course were honored for their recent visit to Terryville Road Elementary School to teach a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) lesson. The students at Terryville were able to learn first-hand about social emotional learning directly from their older peers, which also ties into our PBL initiative.

In our Athletics department, senior football quarterback Kaeden West was recognized for being selected to Section XI’s Golden Eleven football team. This team comprises the top eleven scholar athletes who played football this past season in all of Suffolk County. Kaeden was selected to this team out of almost 1,600 football players county-wide. Doug Annicelli was chosen by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as the student athlete representative for Suffolk County. This is a two year commitment that is given to a high school junior.

The DECA club at Comsewogue High School recently had two students who advanced to the international competition in Anaheim, California. Students began their fantastic run at competitions in both Suffolk County and in Rochester. The club also received a generous one-thousand donation from our local Chick-Fil-A franchise, which has been one of Comsewogue’s most loyal school-to-business partners.

At Boyle Road Elementary School, three students were recognized for being library helpers throughout the duration of the school year. Each of the students volunteer to help their school’s Library Media Specialist, Ms. Taormina, to assist students and demonstrate their leadership. They also voluntarily give up their recess to help their peers in the library. 

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