An evening of recognitions
During the Island Park Public Schools regular Board of Education meeting on June 12, Superintendent of School Dr. Rosmarie Bovino introduced the newly appointed Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal, Dr. Bruce Hoffman to the public and the Board recognized several students for their crowning achievements.
The May and June Students of the Month were presented by Francis X. Hegarty Principal Jacob Russum and current Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Vincent Randazzo. One student from each grade level was honored for his or her exceptional effort and for possessing positive character qualities. Kindergartner Brianna Hood, first-grader Esnayder Velasquez, second-grader Caleb Lopez, third-grader Sebastian Pena, fourth-grader Daniella DaSilva, fifth-grader Dylan Condon, sixth-grader Olivia Lordi, seventh-grader Anthony Pellino and eighth-grader Lana Dabu were recognized for the month of May.
Those that were praised for the month of June included kindergartner Colin McDonough, first-grader Chloe Kopsachilis, second-grader Brianna Bothell, third-grader Guisela Moreira, fourth-grader Wolfgang Singh, fifth-grader Paige Perrone, sixth-grader Gabriel Tejeda, seventh-grader Kriszandra Lumang and eighth-grader Nicholas Yika-Cuadra.
In addition, Lincoln Orens Middle School computer and Lego robotics teacher Christine Chu, shared a video of her students who participated in the Adelphi University Statewide Middle School Lego Robotic Competition on May 6. Dr. Bovino recognized the contributions of Discovery teacher Robert Ferrante and coach Justin Chu, as well . She awarded one student with the FIRST Lego League Business League Partnership Qualifier Certificate, 12 students with the Adelphi University Certificate of Achievement and an additional six students received both the Certificate of Achievement and the FIRST Lego League Business League Partnership Qualifier Certificate.
Dr. Bovino also awarded former Island Park student and Long Beach High School senior Joseph Aebly with the SCOPE scholarship based on being the senior with the highest GPA from Island Park. The scholarship program was initiated by the organization to recognize member districts and their students. Aebly now has a full tuition scholarship at St. John’s University in the fall where he plans to pursue pre-medicine.
While many students were praised throughout the meeting, two Board members were also recognized for their service to the Board of Education. Board Vice President Diana Caracciolo was presented with the Board Excellence Award from the New York State School Board Association and the Board offered their gratitude to Board trustee Matthew Paccione, who will be leaving after five years of service.