Eight from East Islip Compete in Sharpshooter Contest

Eight from East Islip Compete in Sharpshooter Contest
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Eight from East Islip Compete in Sharpshooter Contest 3

Fourth- and fifth-grade students from JFK and RCK participated in school-level competitions for the 32nd annual Town of Islip Sharpshooter Basketball Contest.

Sponsored since 1993 by the Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Islip Elks, the Sharpshooter “Just Say No to Drugs” program offers local students the challenge of scoring as many baskets as possible in one minute, improving their skills in basketball while providing an alternative to drug abuse.

Earning first place for JFK at the school level were fourth-graders Carley Amato and Jayden Dell Isola, and fifth-graders Kenshin Brown and Emily McIntee.

JFK runners-up were fourth-graders Kiera Bloch and Niko Meyers, and fifth-graders Ethan Benardos, Jordan Maloney and John Talt.

Earning first place for RCK at the school level were fourth-graders Jayden Maitre and Brianne Martin, and fifth-graders Thomas Costerelli and Stephanie Nunez.

RCK runners-up were fourth-graders Dylan Bayer, Grace Micali,  Matt Pesfield and Reese Varani, and fifth-graders Kara Marshall, Ryan Parker, Jaden Schmidt and Maddalena Toto.

The first-place winners from each school moved on to compete in the final round of the town-wide contest, held on March 3 at East Islip High School.