Flower Hill Twins are
Principals for a Day
They do most things together and that's the way it should be for identical twin brothers Christian and Luke Palios. Late last month the two youngsters were Flower Hill School's principals for a day, working closely with veteran Principal Marlon Small and getting a taste of life as an administrator.
The Palios brothers will be starting third grade when classes resume in September. They won the opportunity to be Flower Hill's principals for a day during an auction at the Huntington Special Education PTA's Sunset and Sounds on the Bay fundraising gala at the Head of the Bay Club.
Flower Hill is a bustling place, filled with dozens of teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff members and more than 400 students. The principal's office is the nerve-center of the building. It was in this atmosphere that the Palios brothers went to work on the last full day of the school year. The pair was impeccably dressed for the day, with sharp looking shirts and ties.
The two youngsters made the morning announcements, led the school in the Pledge of Allegiance, congratulated fellow students who would be celebrating summer birthdays, distributed certificates to fourth graders at Flower Hill's moving up ceremony, sat in Mr. Small's office conducting attending to business and made dismissal announcements at the end of the day.
"Christian and Luke did a wonderful job," Mr. Small said. "They were very helpful, showed a great deal of initiative and worked well with everyone around the school. It was an excellent learning experience for them."
The Palios brothers were a big hit as principals for the day. "Teachers and students alike loved it," said Andrea Palios, their proud mother.