Southampton School News, January 16

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Southampton High School

The Southampton math team secured its fourth consecutive victory on Monday, January 13, by scoring a season-high 21 points out of a possible 30 points. High scorers were Mariah Neknez, Sarah Warren and Noelle Crough, who each tallied five correct answers. Angel Bautista, Matteo Saverese, and Matt Morgani each tallied four correct answers to add to the win.

Twenty graduates from the Class of 2013 visited the school for the annual Alumni Day on Friday, January 10. The students visited ninth and 12th grade English classes to answer students’ questions about college life and work and to provide their perspective to the underclassmen about how to make the most of their high school years to prepare for college admissions. Alumni who visited included Karla Valdespino (Binghamton University), Zoe Meras (Bucknell University), Shannon Manley (East Carolina University), Claire Zaneski (Fairfield University), Daniel Kaufman (Jamestown Community College/SUNY Fredonia), Jamari Riddick (Keane University), Nicolette Finder (Mount Holyoke College), Kyle Gerien (Pace University), Gina Curreri (Salisbury University), Alex Ferrioulo (Suffolk Community College), Mackenzie O’Brien (Suffolk Community College), Sean Noonan (SUNY Cortland), Sierra Wiegman (SUNY Fredonia), Nick Leef (SUNY Purchase), Skye Wiegman (SUNY Stony Brook), Ricky Caviness (Tompkins Cortland Community College), Gwen Clarke (University of Delaware), Grace Meaney (University of Mississippi), Vincent Ching-Roa (University of Rochester) and John Kraus (Villanova University).

Southampton Elementary School

The Student Council held a coat drive before winter break and collected more than 130 items to be donated to those in need. The students organized the coats, hoodies, vests, blazers and snowsuits by size and gender and then delivered to Good Ground Dry Cleaners in Hampton Bays for cleaning, free of charge, before being distributed to families in need at SES. A donation was also made to Human Resources of the Hamptons.

Rob Colavito’s class visited Blockspot at SYS on Friday, January 10, for real-life, hands-on learning with spatial reasoning and fractions. The classroom teachers, along with Janet Emmons, co-founder of the Blockspot, visited with the students and encouraged them to notice symmetry, units, what proved successful and what presented a challenge as they worked.

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