During the Locust Valley Central School District’s Board of Education meeting on June 14, many students were recognized for their recent academic and athletic achievements.
Eleven Locust Valley High School students were honored for passing the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) course this year. Locust Valley High School partners with the Fire Service Academy of Nassau County (Vocational Education and Extension Board) to provide a quality training program for students which can lead to certification and immediate access to employment opportunities. The following students were recognized: Alexandra Babel, Marilu Famiglietti, Isabella Gambino, James Lorenzo, Eleni Papdopoulos, Carley Poczatek, Kieona Potter, Jolie Pye, Michael Ricigliano, Richard Watson and Colby Zino.
Dr. Danielle Turner, director of physical education, health and athletics, commended three student-athletes for their recent achievements. Payton Tini was named All-County for girls lacrosse and Reily Roberts was named All-County for shot put, track. In addition, Thomas Finn was recently crowned the 2022 New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Champion for golf and is an All-County and a two-time Nassau County Champion.
Following the student-athlete honors, 30 Locust Valley High School seniors were recognized for earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy. This was established to honor high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. Seniors Virag Argyelan and Nicole Dostalek were recognized for being the district’s first tri-literacy recipients or proficiency in three languages.
Congratulations to the following 30 students:
Gianna Agostino, Virag Argyelan, Cassia Bennett, Trinity Benstock, Nicole Berritto, Caitlin Bianco, Alexander Botticelli, Brett Dalis, Josephine DeBono, Tess Delaney, Julia DiMeo, Stefany Donnelly, Nicole Dostalek, Elisabeth Dunne, Jessica Dunne, Marilu Famiglietti, Jack Ginsberg, Daniel Glavan, Elizabeth Gresalfi, Ashlee Joly, Hope Kim, Michael McGlone, Natalia McMeekin, Antonio Palazzo, Jennys Sierra, Noelle Valdinoto, Michael Veteri, Sophia Veteri, Giavanna Villella and Madison Weiss.
Thirty-eight Locust Valley High School students were honored during the board meeting for receiving the Seal of Civic Readiness this year. Locust Valley High School was one of nine Long Island high schools chosen to pilot the Seal of Civic Readiness program this year. Those that earned the honor received credit by accumulating at least six points through their work in classes, extracurricular activities and service opportunities.
Congratulations to the following 38 students:
Gianna Agostino, Katherine Banker, Emma Barnaby, Trinity Benstock, Nicole Berritto, Caitlin Bianco, Alexis Cassano, Genoa Cecchini, Karen Cheung, Josephine DeBono, Julie DiMeo, Nicole Dostalek, Elisabeth Dunne, Jessica Donne, Marilu Famiglietti, Michael Forte, Cathrine French, Daniel Glavan, Elizabeth Gresalfi, Ashlee Joly, Brady Kahner, Nikolina Kiessling, Hope Kim, Adil Khwaja, Amber Linden, Alexandros Mantikas, Christian Maselli, Michael McGlone, Riley O'Brien, Julia Perrin, Elizabeth Phillips, Jennys Sierra, Noelle Valdinoto, Michael Veteri, Sophia Veteri, Giavanna Villella, Ethan Vitale and Alyssa Willett.
The board also recognized Locust Valley Middle School student Safiullah (known as Safi) Sajid for participating in the National Scripps Spelling Bee, which was recently held in Washington, D.C. He was praised for his incredible spelling skills and for making it all the way to the national level.
Before concluding the student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham shared this year’s successful Locust Valley High School Film Festival. Locust Valley students took home 16 awards of a possible 32 and won five first-place awards. A highlight reel showcasing the winning films was played for the board and the community.
Each student who was honored during the board of education meeting received a certificate. The Locust Valley Central School District congratulates all those who were recognized for their recent achievements.
Date Added: 6/16/2022