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Board of Ed Celebrates High School Success Stories

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East Islip High School students’ academic and athletic successes were celebrated at the Board of Education’s Dec. 9 meeting, led by Principal Mark Bernard.

Junior Sarah Vasquez was honored for earning two College Board awards, for the National Indigenous Recognition Program and National Hispanic Recognition Program. These designations required Vasquez to earn a 3.5 or higher GPA and score in the top 10% in the state on the PSAT.

Senior Chiara Mosca was recognized for her AP Research perfect score, seniors Ryan Affuant and Jake Thompsett were recognized for being named National Merit Commended Students, and senior Jessica Peluso was recognized for being a Scholar-Athlete three years in a row and earning All-County and All-Conference honors in basketball, field hockey and lacrosse.

Last but not least, the school’s mock trial team – Emily Blair, Victoria Crowell, Nicole Espinosa, Bella Fantauzzi, Julia Fink, Stephanie Finley, Jacob Franchi, G. Gerondel, Tristan Hearth, Hunter Lasiak, Tyler Oquendo, Kate O'Hara, Luciana Ponciolo, Hanna Ross and Adan Villaneuva – were honored for successfully competing at the Angela R. Mathew Harvard Mock Trial Seminar Program.

“These super students are the people who are going to go out and do some pretty wonderful things in this world,” Superintendent John Dolan said. “I know the future is bright because of what we saw tonight.”

Monday, May 16, 2022