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OBEN Students Named 'Kids of Distinction'

Nineteen students from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District were named Kids of Distinction by Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan during the Third Annual Kids of Distinction Awards Ceremony held virtually, Feb. 25. The honor, given to 38 outstanding students in Nassau County’s northern Legislative District 18, recognizes students who excel in athletics, academics, and community service, as well as those who are all-around standouts.  

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           Amelia Hahn                               Katherine Pinnock                                  Kevin Biggiani                         Matthew Carlinsky                        Samantha Myers                                Julia Noboa                              Audrey Underberg

Those honored from Oyster Bay High School were seniors Amelia Hahn and Katherine Pinnock, juniors Kevin Biggiani and Matthew Carlinsky, and eighth-graders Samantha Myers, Julia Noboa, and Audrey Underberg.

Elise  chase  Kaela  Peter Saprienza  Tate Baehr  Joseph Brienza  Kaitlynn Chang

              Elise Kim                                     Chase Lordi                                   Kaela Miley                                    Peter Sapienza                                  Tate Baehr                                    Joseph Brienza                                Kaitlynn Chang                  

Winners from James H. Vernon School included sixth-graders Elise Kim, Chase Lordi, Kaela Miley, and Peter Sapienza, and third-graders Tate Baehr, Joseph Brienza, Kaitlynn Chang, Ali Khalfan, Liliana McEvoy, and Jancarlos Moran. Recognized from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School were first-grader Marielle Vasquez and kindergartener Mariela Altamirano.  

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                 Ali Khalfan                               Liliana McEvoy                          Jancarlos Moran                             Marielle Vasquez                            Mariela Altamirano

Speaking at the ceremony, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni noted the growth in the Kids of Distinction program since its inception in 2019 when five students from the district were proudly recognized. “Today, I am proud to say that 19 of our students, from Kindergarten to grade 12, have been selected as Kids of Distinction. In a district as small as ours, 19 is a big number and makes this achievement even more special. I want to thank Legislator Lafazan for providing this platform to recognize the talents and character of our students, and congratulate all of our winners for being shining examples of excellence.”