Excellence in Education Volume 13, Issue 4, 9-28-18
Students Shine as Music Legend Cuts Ribbon on FAPA Wing
In a magical evening of music and community pride, Oyster Bay’s own legendary musician, Billy Joel, helped the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District cut the ribbon on its newly expanded Fine and Performing Arts Wing at Oyster Bay High School, Sept. 25.
Mr. Joel, a longtime advocate of music education and the arts, received wild applause from students, staff and the community as he entered the newly constructed band room. He got even more applause when he switched his Hicksville baseball cap, where he is originally from, to a purple and gold Oyster Bay cap.
Seniors Earn Honors in National Merit Scholarship Program
Three Oyster Bay High School seniors earned honors in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Oyster Bay High School senior Thomas Coor was named a semi-finalist and Jason Hom and Rachel Sabatello were awarded Letters of Commendation for their performance on the preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
As a semi-finalist, Thomas is among 16,000 of the brightest students in the nation who has the opportunity to compete for nearly 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.