More than 95 of the best and brightest seniors were honored at East Islip High School's Class of 2014 Awards and Scholarship Night, held on June 3 at the school’s auditorium. Parents, administrators and award sponsors were on hand to congratulate these outstanding young scholars, athletes and role models on being recipients of numerous awards and scholarships.
“These scholarships help our students pay for college costs and textbook expenses,” said Guidance Director Israel Malinowitzer, who has organized and hosted the ceremony for the past 13 years. “Many of our sponsors have been with us for many years, and the students were very grateful for the opportunity to be selected for these awards. I did my best to keep the audience laughing and enjoying the ceremony, and the students were very respectful to each other and supported all the winners.”
Valedictorian William Meehan, who was unable to attend the ceremony but participated via Skype, was the recipient of several awards, including the Suffolk County Science Teachers Association Student Award, the Math Department Award, the FTK – Dr. Krishnan Endowment Fund Science Award Scholarship and the FTK – Dr. Krishnan Endowment Fund Valedictorian Award.
Salutatorian Grant Stroehlein was honored with the FTK – Dr. Krishnan Endowment Fund Salutatorian Award as well as the RCK Elementary PTA Award.
The East Islip Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary Adele Krenicky Memorial Award and Michael J. Otten Memorial Scholarship both went to Danielle Drywa, while the Kiwanis of the Islips Award and RCK Elementary School Scholarship were presented to Catherina Marku.
Among this year’s other senior awards were the Principal’s Award, won by Foazy Nwaiser; the Suffolk Transportation Scholarship, won by Andrew Dobkowski, Justine Mack and Tyler Mittleman; the Suffolk County Chapter of the Superintendents of Buildings and Grounds Award, won by James Mellett, Matthew Walter and Austin Ward; the East Islip Ice Hockey Scholarship, won by Dennis DaSilva and Anthony Diesu; the Tracy Hushin Memorial Scholarship, won by Diesu; the Robert John Throo Memorial Scholarship, won by David Palmer; the Kimberly A. Coffey Memorial Scholarship, won by Sal Cipolla, Bianca Warnken and Briana Warnken; the Foreign Language Award, won by Jillian Staebler; the Stefano Morel Award, won by Matthew Tavares; the Dual Language Award, won by Larry Burnham; the Music Department – Paul Breeze Award, won by Leah Stevens; the Music Department Scholarship, won by Stevens and Maxx Vogelsberg; the Gregory R. Huether Memorial Scholarship, won by DaSilva, Bianca Warnken and Briana Warnken;, the Rotary of the Islips Interact Club Scholarship, won by Paige Epstein and Troy Revello; the Beachtree Scholarship, won by Joseph Moschetto; the Cpl. Robert C. Pope II Scholarship, won by Patricia McLoughlin and Scott Mehner; the Timber Point Elementary PTA Award, won by Kaitlin Cronin and Anne Flamio; the Business Department Award, won by Ward; the Technology Department Award, won by John Callagy, Mellett and Christianna Wilbert; and the Connetquot Elementary School PTA Award, won by Frank Artusa and Frank Fritz.
For a complete list of students given awards, click on the below attachment.