EI Chamber Honors Two Connetquot Students

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On Oct. 29, the East Islip Chamber of Commerce recognized Connetquot first graders Adriana Fortunato and Sal Tringali as Students of the Month, chosen for their outstanding community service, leadership and character.

Fortunato was recognized for reading a remarkable 680 books in the district’s 1,000 Book Project during a year’s time, over 200 more books than anyone in her grade. She is on pace to finish all 1,000 books by January 2020.

“This is an extremely impressive achievement,” said Principal Nicholas Bilotti. “Well done, Adriana.”

Tringali was recognized for working hard to be kind and friendly to all.

“Sal is highly responsible, respectful and humble,” Bilotti said. “He has a natural ability to work collaboratively with others and takes the time to listen and assist those in need. Last year, Sal entered kindergarten a shy, quiet young man. As the year progressed, Sal grew in confidence. He began to regularly visit my office, usually with a friend and a drawing for me. He routinely would invite me back to his classroom. Most importantly, Sal is a gentleman. He’s always looking to help or console others and is the first to give up his spot in line or model exemplary behavior through his own actions. Congratulations, Sal.”