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Eighth Grade Science Research Team Places at Regional Competition

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Congratulations to Oyster Bay High School’s 8th Grade Science Research Team and their coach Rebecca Glavan for being recognized at the 2023 New York Metropolitan Regional Future City Competition! Students Erik Ravn, Luke Kugler, Sophia Staphos and Mike Giarretto, Jr. received the following awards:

• 2nd Place Regional Winners
• Best Essay (presented by ASCE Metropolitan Section)
• Best Integration of Climate Change (presented by WSP ASCE Metropolitan Section)

We are so proud of you and what you accomplished!

Date Added: 2/2/2023

The Bulldog Chronicles - New Edition Available!

The third edition of The Bulldog Chronicles is out now! Almost 40 student-journalists from James H. Vernon School in grades 3-6 created this special newspaper. To read the newest issue, please click on the following link: https://read.bookcreator.com/q4JncCOyZ2aFyrYXglj7vuwm2NW2/9GDjPBb1TIuNOhPhLcNkxA. Great job to all of our fantastic student writers! 

Date Added: 1/31/2023

Oyster Bay Fencer Commits to New York University

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Oyster Bay High School senior Aurora Aschettino will continue her fencing career at New York University in the fall. The outstanding student-athlete signed her commitment letter on Jan. 25 at Oyster Bay High School in the presence of proud building and central administrators, coaches, faculty, family, friends and teammates.

While sitting at a beautifully decorated NYU table in the school’s Hall of Fame lobby, Aurora was praised by Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Eric Bramoff and her high school fencing coach John Bruckner. They spoke highly about her high school fencing career and the many accolades that she has received.

Mr. Bramoff reflected on when he first met Aurora and how well she worked with her teammates. He also highlighted how much she cares for her team and her coach.

“She is working with the younger fencers and her teammates, and she is always coaching,” he said. “That is something that not only has been built into the fencing program but that she has taken to the next level.”

Following his remarks, Mr. Bramoff invited Mr. Bruckner to the podium where he spoke about his five years coaching Aurora and her journey as a fencer.

“Aurora is among the hardest working student-athlete I’ve worked with in my 27 years of coaching fencing at Oyster Bay,” he said. “She is truly a leader, as well as an unyielding player. She has worked very hard to master her skills, timing, strength and quickness. For an athlete to excel as she has is truly amazing.”  

Mr. Bruckner highlighted how Aurora improved as a fencer each year, starting as a seventh grader. Among her many fencing achievements, she has been ranked number two in the Nassau County standings and has earned a spot All-County First Team and All-Long Island. She was also selected by Newsday as the 2022 Newsday Fencer of the Year. Aurora recently earned her C rating and is currently undefeated this season with 21 victories.

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District congratulates her on an outstanding fencing career at Oyster Bay and wishes her the best of luck as she continues her passion for the sport at NYU!
 
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Date Added: 1/27/2023

Letter from the Superintendent: 2023-24 Calendar Approved

Date Added: 1/25/2023

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OBHS Winter Track Teams Make Their Mark at Conference Championships

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The Oyster Bay High School boys and girls winter track teams recently competed at St. Anthony’s High School in the Conference Championships and took home top awards.

The boys varsity winter track team won the Conference 6 Championship Meet by defeating teams from Wheatley, Locust Valley, Seaford, Malverne, West Hempstead, Cold Spring Harbor, East Rockaway and Friends Academy. Junior Christopher Tardugno was crowned champion in the 3200, 1000, and 1600-meter races. Senior Alexander Zavala won the high jump, finished third in the long jump, and placed fourth in the triple jump. Freshman Zachary Greene finished third in 3200-meters and fellow freshman Andrew Jennette finished third in the high jump. Furthermore, sophomore Austin Aschettino finished third in the triple jump. Additional outstanding performances were turned in by juniors Nathaniel Wick, Oliver Keczmer and sophomores Anthony Izquierdo and Michael Lewis.

The girls winter track team also had a successful day. Six of its student-athletes competed in several events to score points for the team (top 6 performances), earn a medal or earn all-conference recognition. 

The team completed against nine teams and nearly 200 athletes. Oyster Bay High School had two athletes earn multiple medals and out of the six that competed, five of them earned medals. Eighth grader Nicolette Lewis was among the top achievers in the building, earning All-Conference in the triple jump, long jump and 55-meter hurdles. Nicolette is now the fourth all-time Bayman in all three of these events. Freshman Jocelyn Schadler placed fourth in the 1000-meter run, earning a medal and running an impressive time of 3:29.99. In addition, she ran the anchor leg for the 4 x 800-meter team that earned a medal for placing third.
 
Freshman Scarlett Fredrickson placed seventh in the shot put, out of 15 athletes, in her first attempt at the event. She was the second freshman in the event. Eighth grader Maddy Haigh and freshman Emalyn Zeller also earned a medal in the 4 x 800 relay. Senior Mia Gagliardi, in what may be her final winter track race of her career, earned a medal by leading off the 4 x 800-meter relay. Mia has been a critical part of the team for four years.

“She has always been willing to run the longer races and she often doubles or even triples when the team needs her,” said coach Kevin Cotter. “She will be greatly missed by the coaches, teammates and fellow runners throughout Nassau County.”

Congratulations to both the boys and girls winter track teams!

Date Added: 1/23/2023