COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)
It was a red letter day for Shelter Island’s scholar-athletes as Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) arrived December 15 with a proclamation honoring the students for maintaining high academic averages while playing varsity sports. (more…)
Pictured recently are, from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program.
The Shelter Island Historical Society’s “Living History” program is one that involves Shelter Island students interviewing other students about their lives here. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The Shelter Island High School Class of 2017.
“This is our Super Bowl Sunday and we’ve won,” Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino told seniors at Saturday’s graduation ceremony, describing how he and his colleagues have watched the 16 students through the years meet challenges set before them.
“We’re here for you today and we’ll always be here,” he said. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A rifle detail of uniformed veterans fire a volley at Memorial Day ceremonies in the Center.
The Shelter Island Memorial Day celebrations were accompanied by a morning of unseasonably cold weather and hard, wind-driven rain.
No matter. The traditions were intact.
A good group of Islanders of all ages in rain gear and umbrellas turned out in the Center to remember and honor the Island’s war dead, as well as their countrymen and women across the nation killed in action in America’s wars. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The 2017 Shelter Island varsity softball team. Bottom row, from left, Bianca Evangelista, Melissa Frasco, Isabella Fonseca and Maria Carbajal. Top row, from left, Jennifer Lupo, Sarah Lewis, Phoebe Starzee, Lauren Gurney, Emily Strauss, Amira Lawrence, Julia Labrozzi, Annabella Springer, Domily Gil and Coach Jackie Brewer. Lily Garrison and Audrey Wood are absent from the picture.
The Shelter Island Varsity softball team finished its season with an away game in Port Jefferson on May 9. The Port Jeff team graciously included our seniors in its senior send-off game, as did our other away opponent, Southold/Greenport the day before.
Flowers were distributed and a few tears were choked back as seniors and team co-captains Julia Labrozzi and Melissa Frasco began to share the “last” bus ride, at bat, etc., with fellow seniors Amira Lawrence and Domily Gil. This was such a nice display of sportsmanship since our own home senior send-off game was cancelled due to rain and could not be rescheduled. (more…)