Southampton High SchoolStudents in Eric Pflug’s Principles of Engineering course constructed a working trebuchet as their final class project using the design of seventh-grader Colby Gill. The engineering students constructed the apparatus throughout the year and put it to the test on June 18 by flinging cantaloupes across the athletic fields. Minor adjustments to the sling’s rope length and counter-balance weight resulted in the farthest fling reaching 201 feet. The trebuchet will continue to be perfected next year in the technology classes with the goal of entering it into a pumpkin flinging contest this fall.
Senior Dominic Arresta was awarded a $250 scholarship from AIA Peconic to pursue his studies in architecture. He will be attending Alfred State University this fall and was one of 19 students from Eric Pflug’s Design & Drawing for Production and Principles of Engineering who obtained AutoCAD certification this year. Alexander Grun, Brian D’Arcy, Chase Rao, Derrick Highsmith, Dominic Arresta, Elijah Cuffee, Jonathan Stachecki, Jose Gonzalez, Liam McMahon, Matthew Morgani, Tucker Pizzanelli and Victor Alonso all took and passed the certification exam.Southampton Intermediate SchoolThe annual Run for Hunger was held on Tuesday, June 18. Students collected pledges totalling more than $6,100 that will be donated to Human Resources of the Hamptons. Evie Purcell, Logan Whitall, Lucas Scheuer, Jason Navan, Riplee Mercer, Maggie Purcell, Sebastian Pereira, John Navan, and Margarita Trujillo all finished first in their respective grades. Karmen Friedman, Gabby Allam, and Noelle Capone raised the three highest amounts in donations for the event.
Twelve of Jen Charron’s art students have been recognized for their winning entries to the annual LongHouse student art show. First-place winners included Joey Farrell for his drawing, “Doodle Reserve”; Hailey Jackson and Chris Pilaro for their collaborative sculpture, “Swimming Elephant”; Ana Guevara, Caroline Palumbo and Kasia Rus for their collaborative sculpture, “The Magician’s Elephant”; and Gerald Lynch and Jeremy Sisco for their collaborative mixed media, “Metallic Eye.” Nicole Gutierrez won second place for her mixed media, “Untitled,” and Eli Hernandez won third place for his drawing, “Darken.” The students and their families were invited to a special celebratory reception on June 18 at LongHouse.Southampton Elementary SchoolFourth-graders Billy Malone, LeBron Napier, Patricia Coo, Lucy Cosme Vera, and Mickey Brown were awarded scholarships to attend Breakwater Yacht Club’s sailing camp this summer. The students wrote persuasive essays to the club stating why they should be chosen to participate.