Southampton School News, May 16

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Southampton High School
Senior Lindsay Wickersham has been named the May Lions Student of the Month. During her time at Southampton High School, Lindsay has served as the Key Club editor, president of the Outing Club, captain of the lacrosse team, and as a member of the National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Honor Society. Her future plans include attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a career path in which she can help people and/or the environment. Lindsay is the daughter of Bob and Lyllis Wickersham.
Southampton Intermediate School
The annual Career Fair took place on Friday, May 10, with students interacting with community members who came to represent their professions including banking, architecture, fire and emergency services, the FBI veterinary sciences, media, among others.

Students from the classrooms of Susan MacDonald, Michael Darcy, Ellen Martin, Mei-Lynn Guerrero and Kristen Minter traveled with Director of Technology Julieanne Purcell to present their work at the 13th annual Celebration of Technology in Education at Dowling College on Friday, May 10. The students manned booths at the convention to explain and demonstrate their learning from using technology. Presentations included “Vowel Team,” “Mobil Computing Inside and Out of the Classroom,” “The Beautiful Culture of Mexico and the Aztecs!,” and “Healthy Children Heathy Futures Project.”

Southampton Village Volunteer Emergency Medical Services members Joe Hurley, Phil Camman and Frank Milza visited Cindy Corwith’s health classes on April 19, 22 and 24 to provide Hands-Only CPR training and an introduction to an automated emergency defibrillator.

The fifth and sixth grade strings orchestra, under the direction of Corrina Bollermann, the jazz band, under the direction of Susan Rumph, and the fifth and eighth grades chorus, under the direction of JoAnn Morse, all participated in the Music in the Parks Festival at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 10. All three performing groups received a Superior rating and brought back trophies. “It was an amazing way to end weeks of practice and hard work by all of these talented students,” says Ms. Morse.

The seventh through 12th grade strings orchestra participated in the High Note Festival at Six Flags under the direction of Nancy Caine in New Jersey on Friday, May 10. The orchestra received a Superior rating with scores of 100 from both judges. According to judge Dr. Allyn Heim, they were the best ensemble of the day.
Southampton Elementary School
Third grade Gold Star Leader Ethan Suhr recently ran a 5K in Rhode Island to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Ethan is a member of the chess committee, which continues to raise money for this cause. A car wash will be held in the elementary school bus circle on Saturday, June 1 and the committee is holding a raffle to win a green and blue chess set donated by Annemarie Calogrias. Tickets are $1 each and the drawing will be held at a Giant Outdoor Chess Event held on Tuesday, June 4, at 3:45 p.m. on the Southampton Elementary School playground. Participants and spectators will be asked to donate $1 to attend.

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