Back row: Audrey Wood, Emma Gallagher, Jonas Kinsey, Abby Kotula, Michael Payano, Lyng Coyne, Lucas Quigley-Dunning. Front row: Dan Martin, Nick Mamisashvili, Junior Gil, Lauren Gurney, Jane Richards, Amelia Clark and Walter Richards.
This past fall, students who are part of Shelter Island School’s National Honor Society and friends raised over $1,200 to earn their build day with Habitat For Humanity, a non-profit organization devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing for families in need. Additionally, a generous $1,000 grant from the Presbyterian Church allowed the team to shop at Home Depot and bring supplies along for the build site.
Shelter Island High School senior Mia Clark was recently chosen to be one of 25 students from across New York State to become a “Presidential Scholar.” (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, with a record of 16 and 12, was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.
U.S. General William Westmoreland told news reporters that he thought in 1965 the Viet Cong were winning the war, but by November 1967, he was confident they were losing.
The British Broadcasting Company unofficially banned the Beatles song, “I Am the Walrus,” thought to be critical of capitalism and the social system when, in fact, it was a period in which John Lennon was writing gibberish lyrics for many songs after hearing that people were studying Beatles’ song meanings.
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution providing a guideline for negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace settlement
And on Shelter Island . . .
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
The annual Cardboard Campout at Shelter Island School was held on Monday night. Members of the Shelter Island National Honor Society and other eligible students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. (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…)