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Students Honored with Certificates of Excellence

Pictured are members of the Salem Elementary School ballroom dance team, which earned the silver medal in the Colors of the Rainbow competition at Sachem High School.
Pictured are members of the Salem Elementary School ballroom dance team, which earned the silver medal in the Colors of the Rainbow competition at Sachem High School.

At the June 10 meeting of the Port Washington School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney and board members presented students with certificates of excellence for a variety of achievements.

Paul D. Schreiber High School senior Harry Paul was recognized for earning top honors at the International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, held in Los Angeles.

The district also recognized student Kyle Calenda for his volunteerism and support of the school district, as he served as the board’s student representative for the 2013-14 school year.

Recognition was also given to students who participated in the Dancing Classrooms program, which was piloted at Salem Elementary School in the fall of 2013. For 10 weeks, students learned a variety of ballroom dances, including the merengue, fox trot and swing. In April, they competed in the Colors of the Rainbow competition at Sachem High School, hosted by Dancing Classrooms, and were awarded the silver medal. The district congratulates the following students and their teachers on this achievement: (students) Christopher Caprariello, Shira Freilich, Marcus Garguilo, Clay Gropper, Abby Hurt, Sidney Kang, Lily Labella, Max Mallah, Janaki Mehta, Abigail Mills, Christopher Nielsen and Jake Rieber; (teachers) Julie Katz, Eric Sutz and John Talbot.        

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