Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 11, Issue 5, 9-30-2016
The Rotary Club Directly Benefits our Children
The Rotary Club, through The Dictionary Project (http://www.dictionaryproject.org), buys enough dictionaries to give one to every third grader in the district. On Tuesday, September 13, Rotary Club President Walter Imperatore and Rotarian W. Michael Smith visited the James H. Vernon School with brand new dictionaries to distribute to all the 3rd grade classes. One of the biggest events in Oyster Bay is the annual Oyster Festival. In fact, for the past 32 years, the Oyster Fest has been Long Island’s largest waterfront festival. In 2012, the Oyster Bay Oyster Festival was recognized as the best annual event/festival on Long Island. This year’s Oyster Festival will be held on...
Owen McEvoy is a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Owen McEvoy was selected from the Oyster Bay High School (OBHS) Class of 2017. Mr. McEvoy is currently in the process of sending out applications to a dozen...