Southampton School News, November 21


Southampton High School

Senior Allison O’Connor has been named the November Rotary Student of the Month. A member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society, National Honor Society, past president of the Invisible Children Club, and past secretary of the Rotary Interact Club, Allison enjoys reading, running, drawing, hiking/mountaineering, and international travel. Her future plans including attending a four-year university to major in environmental studies. Allison is the daughter of Edward and Carol O’Connor.

The National Honor Society will be hosting its annual Fashion Show fundraiser on Thursday, November 21, in the high school auditorium. Members of the Southampton High School orchestra will entertain guests as they arrive from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and then the stage will transform into a runway where students, faculty and staff will model the latest fashions from local stores such as LF, Sunrise to Sunset, Flying Point Surf & Sport, Stitch, Therapy, Egg Baby, J. McLaughlin, Sequin, Horse Haven and Gubbins. The $5 admission and profits from refreshment and raffle ticket sales will all go toward the National Honor Society’s scholarship fund. Donations have been received from La Parmigiana, Ananas Spa, Pennington Flowers, Rumrunner Furniture, Herrick’s, Hildreth’s, Sunrise to Sunset, Stitch and Ye Olde Bake Shoppe and more.

Six talented students will represent Southampton High School’s music department at the NYSCAME/SCMEA Festival on Friday, November 22, in Hauppauge. Oscar Mahoney, band; Jacqueline Minogue, chorus; and Benjamin Hoertnagl-Pereira, Jessica McKnight, and Christian Oliveros, orchestra; were selected based on a combination of teacher recommendation and their NYSSMA scores from last spring. Benjamin has been selected as concertmaster for the All-County Orchestra for a third time and will join Christian and Jacqueline as they travel in December to Rochester to participate in the All-State ensembles.

The Invisible Children Club hosted a Dodgeball Tournament after school on Friday, November 15 to raise funds to donate to their namesake organization that works to bring an end to LRA atrocities in East and Central Africa. Eleven co-ed student teams competed in 4-minute games of dodgeball in a bracket-style tournament.


The Tri-State Consortium is visiting the district November 20 to 22 to work with district faculty and staff on evaluating “Writing Across the Curriculum” in kindergarten through grade 12.

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