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School News, May 23, Southampton Town

  • The impressive artwork of Hampton Bays High School and Middle School Life Skills students was recently displayed on the walls of the Hampton Bays Public Library. The artwork was part of the library’s Autism Awareness Month exhibit, which recognizes art as benefiting people with autism and other disabilities by promoting self-esteem, developing fine motor and problem-solving skills, and promoting of improved communication. Courtesy of HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • The compassion and support of the East Quogue School District community flourished, with $29,000 raised for Relay for Life, $5,000 more than the community’s fundraising goal. The Relay for Life event provided a meaningful opportunity for the school community to honor cancer survivors, remember the lives of those lost and join forces in the fight against cancer. COURTESY OF EAST QUOGUE SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • As part of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge, students at Hampton Bays Elementary School learned about heart health while raising $2,210 in donations for the organization. They secured the donations by promising to participate in a jumping event at their school on May 13, doing as many jumps as possible using skipping ropes, pogo sticks and more. Courtesy of HAMPTON BAYS SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Southampton High School junior Angelina Beard recently took first place at the Fran Cook Memorial Hair Styling Competition in the junior fantasy category. The BOCES cosmetology student from East Suffolk earned the award on the advice of her teacher, Hadley Beckman. The judges were local industry leaders. For her win, she took home a bag of cosmetic aids and a scholarship. Courtesy of SOUTHAMPTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • In honor of Memorial Day, members of the Mariners Patriot Club of Southampton High School continue their tradition of placing flags on the graves of veterans at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. After Memorial Day, the flags will be collected by volunteers. Courtesy of SOUTHAMPTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Westhampton Beach High School students Brett Geller, horn player, and Ava Kuklis, clarinetist, recently attended the second annual Hofstra Honor Band Day at Hofstra University. They were among 84 students representing 36 school districts on Long Island who had the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Hofstra Symphonic Band and its director, David Soto. They also attended instrument-specific master classes and participated in a question and answer session with Hofstra band members and Hofstra recordings. The day ended with a performance for family and friends. COURTESY OF WESTHAMPTON BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Madame Francesca Chery and presenter senior Mikhail Feaster at the induction of Bridgehampton School’s First World Language Honor Society. Thanks to BRIDGEHAMPTON SCHOOL

  • Tuckahoe School eighth-graders took home awards at the New York State Visual Arts Olympics, which they competed in on May 13 in Saratoga. The Architecture Team won the Hyndman Overall Creativity Award. Thanks to TUCKAHOE SCHOOL

  • Tuckahoe School eighth-graders took home awards at the New York State Visual Arts Olympics, which they competed in on May 13 in Saratoga. The Photography team came second. Thanks to TUCKAHOE SCHOOL

  • Tuckahoe School eighth-graders took home several awards at the New York State Visual Arts Olympics, which they competed in May 13 in Saratoga. The Sculpture Team won first place. Thanks to TUCKAHOE SCHOOL

  • Author Bruce Hale and reading teacher Dee Burgwin with students from East Quogue Elementary School during a recent author visit. COURTESY OF EAST QUOGUE SCHOOL

  • Students and teachers at East Quogue Elementary School dressed as their favorite book characters during author Bruce Hale’s visit to the school. COURTESY OF EAST QUOGUE SCHOOL

  • Our Lady of the Hamptons School’s Intermediate Competition Tap Team at the New Jersey Regional Finals. COURTESY OF OUR LADY FROM HAMPTONS SCHOOL