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…)
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 Celebrating their academic achievements with proud mothers on hand are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2017. From left, mom Keturah Green and daughter valedictorian Olivia Yeaman, and salutatorian Will Garrison receiving a kiss from his mom, Katherine Garrison.
How do students become the valedictorian and salutatorian of their graduating class?
“I stayed up all night,” Shelter Island High School valedictorian Olivia Yeaman said at an unveiling ceremony Monday of her picture on the Academic Wall of Fame at school.
“If you want something, it’s not going to be handed to you,” salutatorian Will Garrison said, agreeing that it took many late nights. “You just have to power through it.” (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…)
MARY LYDON PHOTO There’s a proposal to buy locally sourced food for school lunches.
What’s for lunch? The answer could change for Shelter Island students.
The school district’s Wellness Committee is suggesting the Board of Education consider turning down state aid that comes with restrictions about what can be served and where it can be purchased. (more…)