High-achieving Students Recognized

High-achieving Students Recognized photo
(By Tara Smith, The Long Island Advance 2/15/18)

Eight Bellport High School seniors were recently recognized by the Town of Brookhaven for their outstanding academic achievement during the Black History celebration at Town Hall on Feb. 2 and were also honored by the South Country Board of Education on Feb. 7.  They were recognized for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better.  Board of Education Trustee Regina Hunt attended the Town’s Black History Celebration and recalls a year where no South Country students were honored.  “This year, we had eight students and three of them are in the top 10 of their class.  As the only school board member of color, it was both an honor and a pleasure to acknowledge their achievements,” Hunt said.  Students recognized included:  Abena Amoako-Ababio, Jerome Belford, Karl Charles, Christian Craig, Tyra Ferrell, Kai Hatcher, Deasha Loftin and Kayla Riley.  Of the eight students, three ranked in this year’s top 10 including:  Amoako-Ababio, Charles and Hatcher.  Congratulations to all!  

Pictured (left to right) are:  Superintendent Dr. Joseph Giani, Principal Tim Hogan, Christian Craig, Jerome Belford, Abena Amoako-Ababio, Karl Charles, Kai Hatcher, Board of Education Vice President Regina Hunt and Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice.  Not pictured:  Deasha Loftin, Tyra Ferrell and Kayla Riley.

(Courtesy of The Long Island Advance 2/15/18)