Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 22, 2-9-18
Vernon Students Map Out Success at Geography Bee
Students at James H. Vernon School joined thousands of students across the nation in testing their knowledge of places around the globe when they participated in a preliminary round of the National Geographic Geography Bee. The contest, open to students in grades four through eight, is designed to spark students’ interest in the geography, encourage teachers to include geography in their lessons, and increase public awareness about the subject.
Vernon Students Design Valentines for Veterans
With sentiments that acknowledged their courage, bravery and valor, Vernon School students expressed their gratitude to those who served our country by designing Valentine’s Day cards as part of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Valentines for Veterans program. The cards will be distributed to veterans at American Legion and Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) Posts, as well as other posts, hospitals and nursing homes, according to Town officials.
OBHS Inducts Students into National Honor Society
Confirming their academic success and their roles as leaders of their class, 55 students were inducted into Oyster Bay High School’s chapter of National Honor Society. The new inductees bring the total number of members to 124.
To be inducted into National Honor Society, students must demonstrate excellence in the four pillars of the organization: scholarship, service, leadership and character; and possess a grade-point average of 87.5 or higher. Students in grades 10-12 are considered for admission.
Lady Baymen Basketball Star Scores 2,000th Point
Beginning at four years old, she would play basketball for hours and hours with her grandfather using a plastic hoop in her basement. Fast forward 13 years, five-year varsity basketball player Gianna Gotti made history for Oyster Bay High School when she scored her 2,000th point, making her the 36th basketball player and the 25th girls’ player on Long Island to achieve the milestone.