Students in the News: Hampton Bays Students of the Month and Patriot Pen Winners

A look at the achievements of area students.

Here is a look at Hampton Bays students that were caught doing great things.

December Students of the Month Named

Three students — one each from the elementary school, middle school and high school — were nominated for Student of the Month honors for December. First-grader Justin Chiliquinga, eighth-grader Antonio Kull and junior Vanesa Parra Henao were on hand to receive plaques and words of commendations from their respective principals during the Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting at the high school library on Jan. 8.

Students Support Stony Brook Children's Hospital

Members of the Hampton Bays elementary student council recently presented a $2,322.36 check to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as part of its Change for Children efforts. According to the school district, they had collected the money by urging their fellow students to donate loose change over the course of a few months.

Students participate in Strides for Life Walk

Hampton Bays Middle school students recently participated in the annual Strides for Life walk to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer and according to the school district, Hampton Bays turnout this past year for the American Cancer Society event was greater than ever.

Students Win Patriot's Pen Contest

Eighth-graders Joshua Aube, Brian Calderan and Annalise Romagnoli and sixth-graders Christopher Gulotta and Sarah Rodriquez have been awarded in this year's Patriot Pen Contest, sponsored by VFW Post 5350. In addition, seniors Timothy Berglin and Harry Fotopoulus were awarded as Voice of Democracy contest winners.

Math Wizzes

Two Hampton Bays seventh-grade math wizzes were also recognized at the January Hampton Bays Board of Education meeting. Student Jonathan Struss correctly answered 997 out of 1,000 questions in the Sumdog Math National Contest, earning him 10th place in the entire country and Sofia Sosa scored 999 out of 1,000 questions correctly, earning her third place in the entire country.

For more news from the Hampton Bays School District, click here and if you have news about the great things students are doing, e-mail it to Erica.Jackson@Patch.com.


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