Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 37, 6-8-18
Sahill Yadav is First National Merit Scholarship Winner
Oyster Bay High School senior and valedictorian, Sahill Yadav, made history for the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District when he was named a National Merit Scholarship winner, an honor bestowed on the most talented and promising students in the nation.
Number of Athletes to Play Collegiate Sports Rises to 16
Sixteen Oyster Bay High School senior-athletes — about 13 percent of the 125 students that make up the senior class — have committed to playing sports at the collegiate level next year. Joining six that committed earlier in the year, 10 seniors recently signed Letters of Intent with college teams.
Career Awareness Day Helps 8th Graders Find their Path
Oyster Bay High School eighth graders interviewed professionals in various fields and gained first-hand knowledge of possible career paths during the District’s annual Career Awareness Day.
Set up in the high school gym, students met in small groups and had six minutes to ask questions of each professional, with the goal of interviewing about 15 professionals from different fields. They then had the opportunity to go back and ask more in-depth questions of one or two professionals in the careers that they found most interesting.
For months leading up to the event, students researched careers in their home and careers class, under the guidance of home and careers teacher Ms. Antonia Woodman. Students chose a career they wanted to explore and developed a written report that described the profession, the educational requirements, the salary, the job outlook, similar professions, and more. The students then designed T-shirts with graphics and information about their chosen profession and wore them on Career Awareness Day.