Board of Ed Spotlights Students

Student Success Spotlighted in Front of Board and Community photo thumbnail114202

The Board of Education meeting on March 20 showcased the many talents and recent accomplishments of students.

The meeting opened with three student-created skits that are part of the upcoming National History Day Competition at Hofstra University on March 31. Students from Woodland Middle School and W.T. Clarke Middle School presented their history projects with performances on the topics of the Salem Witch Trials, the Boston Tea Party and Women’s Suffrage. Other projects for the competition lined the hallways at the Leon J. Campo Center for community members to view that same night.

High school students received accolades for their recent achievements. East Meadow High School senior John Meah and W.T. Clarke High School senior Jonathan Melkun were recognized for being named National Merit Finalists, while artists Kayla Cartier and Vanesa Soto were acknowledged as recipients of the Art Supervisors Association Senior Scholarship. Athletically, East Meadow High School’s varsity cheerleading team and indoor track program, W.T. Clarke High School’s varsity boy’s wrestling and bowling teams and the district boys’ varsity swimming team were spotlighted for their successes during the winter season.

The night of awards concluded with the naming of Terrific Kids from W.T. Clarke Middle School and Woodland Middle School. Principals Stacy Breslin and James Lethbridge announced the honorees for the months of December, January, February and March from the sixth-, seventh- and eight-grades.

“This evening is a great example of how our students and staff continue to showcase our motto of how great happens here in the East Meadow School District,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr.