Schools: New Fitness Center, Reflections Recognition

Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School has unveiled a state-of-the-art facility to support the high school’s physical education and athletics programs.

Since the passing of the bond referendum in 2019 by residents, many projects, including the creation of the new fitness center, have been under construction. In addition, the Seahawks Athletic Booster Club was instrumental in helping to fund the equipment and special flooring through fundraising.

“Everyone is extremely grateful to all who made this dream become a reality, said Superintendent of Schools Jill Gierasch. “It will serve our students for years to come and will be a reminder of all that can happen as a community when we work together to benefit our students. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this fitness center possible.”

9 Selected for Boys and Girls State

Nine Walt Whitman High School students have been selected to participate in the American Legion’s long-standing Boys’ State and Girls’ State programs. Students Nayira Kabarajian, Eliana Montague, Andrew Connolly, Jack Fischer, Alexander Seeloff, Jaren Smullian, Shaun Murphy, Kieran Davis, and Romel Farquharson have been chosen for illustrating leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service in their schools and community. These talented students will serve as the face and voice of the South Huntington School District at the Boys’ and Girls’ State Conferences to be held this summer.

The Boys’ State program, which recognizes emerging young leaders throughout the nation, was founded in 1935. The Girls’ State program first held a session in 1938, and since 1948 has been a part of the American Legion Auxiliary’s citizenship program. The mission is to teach students how government works, and that each individual is an integral part of government and responsible for its success.

Harborfields Reflections Awards

Winners of the county-level PTA Reflections program were congratulated by the Harborfields Central School District Board of Education during the Feb. 15 public meeting.

The goal of the PTA Reflections program is to boost student confidence and success in the arts by providing access and recognition. Each year, more than 300,000 students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to given themes. The 2022-2023 theme is “Show Your Voice.”

County-level Award of Excellence winners were Washington Drive Primary Schoolstudents Emmet Crotty (literature), Micaela Maio (literature), Liam McCue (photography)and Eden Tuzel (dance choreography); Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School students Jaxson Beal (visual arts), Cierra Bues (photography) and Amelia Vandergoot (visual arts); Oldfield Middle School students Caelan Bues (photography), Daniel Garcia (photography), Skylar Hamann (dance choreography), Madelyn Melgar (photography), Caleb Pfeiffer (film
production), Lorna Skibins (film production) and Nathan Traina (music composition); and Harborfields High School students Sarah Ahlsen (visual arts), Clarissa Bues (photography) and Megan Happel (literature).
Additionally, Harborfields High School honored Celia Ancona, Madison Appold,Dillon Al-Sullami, Camille Lach and Nora Sweeney-Gladen with PTA Reflections Awards of Merit.


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