Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 13, 11-22-17
Eleven Stand-Outs Inducted into OBHS Athletic Hall of Fame
Top athletes from the class of 2009-2012 were proudly inducted into the Oyster Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame during its Seventh Induction Ceremony.
The stellar lineup included Katelyn Elizabeth Collins and Alex Hudak, class of 2009; Kerri Apicella and Jake Robinson, class of 2010; Joshlyn Sherma Grant, class of 2011, and class of 2012 graduates Matt La Rosa, Joseph Siringo, Jr., Jack Le Guelaff, Jack Greenfield, and Robert Morgan. Also inducted was retired coach and health and physical education teacher, Tim Brady, 1988-2015, who coached varsity softball, soccer and bowling; won multiple conference, county and Long Island championships; made two New York State Final Four Appearances, and won numerous Coach of the Year awards.
“The 2017 class of inductees is an extraordinary group of athletes that has given so much to the school and community of Oyster Bay during their time in our program. We extend their influence by keeping their legacy in our hallways for generations to see,” said Kevin Trentowski, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics and host of the event.
Food Drives Help Those in Need at Thanksgiving
Students and staff in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District came together to help those less fortunate enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner. Student Council members at Oyster Bay High School and James H. Vernon School led food drives, and the Roosevelt Elementary School community donated food through a drive coordinated by the school social worker.
Oyster Bay High School collected about 40 boxes of non-perishable food items, according to Student Council advisor and school counselor Ms. Deanna Cali. With the assistance of the middle level Student Council, 10 Stop and Shop Gift cards worth $20 each were purchased to help families purchase turkeys for their Thanksgiving dinner.
Vernon School Student Council President Luke Aasheim said, “Each class brought in about 50-60 items. We collected about 1,000 items altogether.”
In order to spark some friendly competition, the Vernon Student Council runs a contest, according to Student Council advisor Ms. Diana Hauser, a fifth-grade teacher. The class that brings in the most food wins an ice cream party. This year’s winner was Mr. Frank Sommo’s fifth-grade class with 304 item donated.
Roosevelt Goes Camping for PARP
With campfires, “s’mores,” lanterns and books, Roosevelt Elementary School students went camping for a week during the recent Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) campaign, “Camp with a Good Book—S’more You Read, S’more You Know.”