Schools: Art Workshop; Girl Scout Gold

Teachers Elizabeth DeVaney and Eugenia Ritter recently hosted a workshop for Harborfields High School art classes. The students participated in a hands-on cultural arts workshop with artist Sungsook Setton, who presented the art of traditional Asian brush painting.

Huntington Board of Education

The Huntington Board of Education meets Monday in a regular session,  7:30 p.m. at Jack Abrams STEM school. The board, which is seeking to quickly replace superintendent Christian Bowen who resigned last week, will meet in an executive session at 6:30 p.m. Meeting Opening/Proposed Executive Session – 6:30 PM. LIVESTREAM:

Award for Service

Christine Biernacki, who is retiring from the Huntington Board of Education as of July 1 after nine years, has received the 2024 Outstanding School Board Service Award from the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association. Surrounded by her colleagues and friends, she was celebrated as a dedicated member of the Huntington School Board  During her tenure she has served as vice president and president.

Biernacki, center, with fellow BOE trustees. District photo

Girl Scout Gold

The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County honored 42 Girl Scouts at its annual Gold Award Dinner & Ceremony on Thursday.

The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.  Gold Award Girl Scouts address issues they’re passionate about by planning and implementing a project that produces lasting change in their communities and beyond.

Among the awardees:

Meredith Albertelli, Sayville High School

Kirsten Anderson, Longwood Senior High School

Morgan Bissell, Sayville High School

Zabelle Bobelian, Cold Spring Harbor Jr/Sr High School

Ashley Burke, Babylon Senior High School

Emma Cervone, Southampton High School

Brooke Cheskes, Harborfields High School

Mackenzie Clarke, Kings Park High School

Jessica Curran, Westhampton Beach High School

Julia Davi, St. John the Baptist

Alexandra Ebanks, Harborfields High School

Emily Franciscovich, Deer Park High School

Maeve   Graham, Babylon Senior High School

Alyssa Griesman, Smithtown High School West

Lauren Hedges, Kings Park High School

Sofia Kabacinski, Our Lady of Mercy Academy

Libby Kelly, Harborfields High School

Riya A. Kumar, Elwood-John Glenn High School

Avery Lazarus, Sayville High School

Alana Lewis, St. John The Baptist Diocesan High

Madison LoFrese, Smithtown High School East

Tianna    Marotta, Connetquot High School

Akiko Matrisciano, Our Lady of Mercy Academy

Chloe Montgomery, Ward Melville High School

Emily Newman, Walter G O’Connell School

Michaela O’Connell, Huntington High School

Annamaria Pepe, Walter G O’Connell Copiague High School

Angelica Rafaelides, Smithtown High School West

Megan  Reilly, St. Anthony’s High School

Rebecca Sandak, Mt Sinai High School

Ayesha Shaukat, St. Anthony’s High School

Theresa Soraire, Walter G O’Connell Copiague High School

Joelle Spainer, West Babylon Senior High School

Abbey Strent, Commack High School

Reagan Treharne, Southold High School

Brianna Vargas, Babylon Senior High School

Abigail Vermillion, Hauppauge High School

Haley Waszkelewicz, Westhampton Beach High School

Maegan Whalen, Commack High School

Evelyn Whitwell, St. Anthony’s High School

Layla Wilkes, Commack High School

Cassandra Yanke, Smithtown High School West

To earn a Gold Award, each recipient must complete two Senior or Ambassador Journeys or their Girl Scout Silver Award before beginning their Gold Award project. To meet the Girl Scout Gold Award requirements, each candidate must complete at least 80 hours toward their project.

Regeneron Success

Cold Spring Harbor High School junior Milan Lustig recently earned a third-place award at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair  in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by The Society for Science, Regeneron ISEF had 1,700 students in grades 9-12 from 70 countries who competed in 22 categories. Finalists are selected for their commitment to innovation in tackling challenging scientific questions, using authentic research practices and creating solutions to the problems of tomorrow, and receive a monetary award.

Milan’s work is titled, “A Configurable Compiled Programming Language With Integrated Transpilation” and his award was sponsored by Microsoft in the Systems Software category.


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