Southampton Community News, June 25


Congratulations to Shane Sharkey, of Southampton, who recently became an Eagle Scout. A ceremonial Court of Honor was held this past Saturday, June 20, at the United Methodist Church on North Main Street. Shane is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Southampton Troop 58. Fellow Southampton Eagle Scouts, as well as Southampton Town and Village government officials, were on hand to celebrate Shane and present him with awards, gifts and proclamations.In addition to being involved with Boy Scouts, Shane is a member of both the Southampton Volunteer and Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He graduated from Southampton High School in 2014 and attends Alfred State in upstate New York. Congratulations, Shane! I know I speak for all of your family and friends when I say we are extremely proud of you!

Patricia Sanchez, of Southampton and a member of Providence College’s class of 2018, was recently named to the college’s dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor, full-time students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average. Patricia graduated from Southampton High School in 2014. Congratulations, Patricia!

Elizabeth Doerr, of Southampton, recently graduated from Bentley University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts. She was also named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. She currently lives in Manhattan. Elizabeth graduated from Southampton in 2011.

Southampton High School’s annual senior scholarship awards night was held last week, on Thursday, June 18. The trustees of the Rogers Memorial Library presented 5 scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to Hannah Maureen Connolly-Sporing, Lara Camille Fayyaz, Katherine Blakeley Kerr, Katharine “Kit” Raya Ramgopal and Emma Tomicic. Hannah will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall; Lara, Cornell University; Katherine, Savannah College of Art and Design; Kit, Stanford and Emma, SUNY New Paltz. In addition, the Friends of the Library presented Kyla Rose Seymore with a scholarship in memory of Joyce Hartman. Congratulations to you all and good luck in all of your future endeavors!

And the student achievements just keep on coming! Congratulations are also in order for Jameson “Jamie” McWilliams, who recently graduated from Brooklyn Law School with a Juris Doctor degree on May 28. Jamie was awarded the Academic Achievement and the Dean’s Merit Scholarships as well as the Centennial Grant. During her tenure at Brooklyn, she was actively involved in the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and served as treasurer for the Student Animal Defense Fund.

Prior to attending Brooklyn Law, Jamie graduated from Southampton High School in 2003 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and a minor in crime, law and society from College of Charleston. Upon graduation from C of C in 2007, Jamie studied at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College and graduated with honors in 2012 with a Master of Arts in political science.

Upon earning her law degree this past May, Jamie was accepted as a Brooklyn Law School Public Service Fellow, which enables recent graduates to provide critical services to public service employers. Currently, Jamie spends most of her time preparing for the Bar Exam, which she will take this summer. Congratulations, Jamie. You certainly have a lot to be proud of! Good luck with the Bar. I know you’ll rock it.

Wow! That was a lot of awesome accomplishments by so many members of the Southampton community. Congratulations to you all.

The North Sea Carnival kicks off on Tuesday, June 30, and will run through Saturday, July 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. nightly at Firemen’s Field on Noyac Road, behind the North Sea Community House. Bracelet nights will be on Thursday, July 2, and Saturday, July 4. Bracelets can be purchased for $25 or $20, with a coupon, which can be found in The Press. Fireworks will light up the sky on Wednesday, July 1, and Friday, July 3. This can’t miss event of the summer is fun for the whole family! For more information, call 283-5847.

The Southampton Cultural Center’s free summer concert series kicks off on Wednesday, July 1, with a performance by the Lone Sharks, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Coopers Beach and parking is free after 6 p.m. For the remainder of the season, unless otherwise noted, concerts will be held every Wednesday in Agawam Park.

At The Library

The Rogers Memorial Library has announced its 2015 Summer Writers Series. Featured authors will include: Elena Gorokhova, author of “Russian Tattoo”; Nancy Goldstone, author of “The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, her daughter Daughter Marquerite de Valois and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom”; Richard Zoglin, author of “Hope: Entertainer of the Century”; Sheila Kohler, author of “Dreaming for Freud”; and Thomas Maier, author of “Masters of Sex.” Please call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523 for details.

Registration is now open for the library’s summer yoga, tai chi, English conversation, and tap classes. Visit or call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523 for more information.

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