The school year ended in sensational fashion at Flower Hill Primary School as two-dozen students were presented with special awards for their magnificent efforts in their classes and all around the building.
The Star Student Award recipients included:
Kindergarten: Eric Bardales, Shelby Patti, Dade Giambalvo, Leo Boccuzi, Molly Barba, Isabella Alas Ramirez, Victor Avila Fugon
First grade: Katherine Vasquez, Charlotte Menjivar Romero, John Gentile, Marien Flores, Erick Vaquerano
Second grade: Sabrina Bijou, Yeidy Eras-Medina, Jaylah Morgan-Page, Shealyn Gilroy, Anabelle Koemel, Perla Nativi Ulloa
Third grade: Jack Corcoran, Jeremiah Miller, Kate Gordon, Alexander Velasquez-Lopez, Jackson Poli
Fourth grade: Jacinto Martinez, Julian Wheeler, Philander White, Isabella Rodriguez
Star Class Award winners included those of teachers James Lauter and Suzanne Proimos and Heather Barfuss.
The students were presented with their awards by Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda. She announced their names over the building’s public address system and gathered the youngsters together for a commemorative photo.
Ms. Laguarda became Flower Hill’s principal on December 1. She is looking forward to the 2018/19 school year when she will get to spend the entire year in the building.
Like its sister schools, Jefferson, Southdown and Washington, Flower Hill said goodbye to its third and fourth graders during June celebrations. The district has reorganized the elementary level. It will now feature four K-3 buildings and two others (Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School) that will house grades 4-6.