Excellence in Education Volume 15, Issue 26, 5-15-20
Erica Duke is News12 Scholar Athlete
She’s a three-season athlete who had her eye on becoming a News12 Scholar Athlete since she learned about the honor as a freshman. Now, Oyster Bay High School senior Erica Duke is living that dream. While practicing social distancing, she accepted an oversized cardboard check for $1,000 from News12 Sports Director Mr. Kevin Maher, in conjunction with Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and is featured in a News12 segment here.
Walt Whitman Poetry Contest Grand Champs
Freshmen at Oyster Bay High School have proven their skills in the art of poetry writing. They were named Grand Champions in the 9th and 10th grade category of the Walt Whitman’s Birthplace Association’s 34th Annual Student Poetry Contest for their poetry anthology “If I Had One More Day…”
In addition to the anthology, freshman Estefany Canales was named one of eight individual winners for her poem “The City.”