Reflections Winners at Middle School

Eight students with exceptional creativity were honored recently as winners of the East Islip Middle School PTA’s annual Reflections contest, a program that allows students to express themselves artistically based on a common theme. Over 100 students participated in this year’s competition, whose theme was “Diversity Means…”

For the visual arts category, Liam McCaffrey and Meaghan McCaffrey both won the Award of Excellence.

In the literature category, Alexandra Belyea, Cassandra Fitzpatrick and Dominick Pandolfo all achieved the Award of Excellence, and Jonathan Burke, Douglas Carpluk and Samantha Levey won the Award of Merit.

“I am so pleased that six of my students were winners in this year's PTA Reflections program,” said English teacher Ann Mingione. “It definitely helps them hone their writing skills.”

The middle school held an awards ceremony on March 6, at which all eight students were recognized for their achievement.