As reported by the Journalism Club
The girls junior high softball team defeated Pierson in a close game, 7 to 6. Carolina Ortega pitched a six-inning game with Isabella Swanson closing out the last inning. Coach Katie Farmer cited good defensive play by Danielle Futerman, Alexis Vargas and Brook Santiago. The team also defeated Hampton Bays 8 to 5. Isabella Swanson struck out 10 batters. Coach Farmer noted, “Outstanding catching game by Madison Schenck with a pick-off throw to first base and exceptional base running by Alexis Vargas and Carolina Ortega.”
The visiting artist program continues with two more artists visiting the classes next week. Andi Pisacano spent time with the sixth-grade art classes showing them her crystal collection, mined by her husband as a lead-in to illustrating an original story written by Ms. Pisacano about a crystal cave. In the fifth grade, Ursula Thomas led lessons in sumi art with watercolors.
The DARE graduation culminated in 64 fifth-graders being recognized in a ceremony on May 22, led by Officer Kim Notel. Captain Michael Sarlo delivered an address as the guest speaker. The academic enrichment students, with the help of Sue Ellen O’Connor, presented a film featuring ways students could dare to improve their lives. The program ended with a theme song led by Margaret Thompson. The entire ceremony will be aired on Channel 22 LTV.