Huntington School Briefs
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Huntington School Board is set for Monday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Abrams School auditorium. The public is welcome to attend and will be given an opportunity to address the trustees.
Bids Awarded for Oil Tank Replacements
Huntington School Board members have approved bid awards for the replacement of underground oil fuel storage tanks at Flower Hill, Jefferson and Woodhull schools. The district received 12 responses from vendors throughout the metropolitan area, according to Assistant Superintendent David H. Grackin.
The contract for the project at Flower Hill was awarded to G&M Dege, Inc. of East Patchogue in the amount of $123,500. The contract for the Jefferson School project went to American Environmental Assessment Corp. of Wyandanch in the amount of $139,000. The contract to replace the oil tank at Woodhull School was given to G Construction Enterprises, LLC of Bay Shore in the amount of $149,600.
Mr. Grackin said the district hopes work will begin on the three projects as school as school ends in June.
Senior Loves History
Erik Marcinik loves history. The Huntington High School senior is one of the top members of the Class of 2012. He was recently honored with fellow scholars as the school's Distinguished Seniors Dinner in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
Mr. Marcinik is a member of Huntington's National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society chapters. He has served as a historical interpreter and researcher at Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay.
"The mission of Raynham Hall Museum is to enable visitors to the nearly three-hundred-year-old Townsend family home in Oyster Bay to experience what it meant to be prominent merchants and heroic patriots and to become engaged in the worlds of espionage, domestic life and the decorative arts," according to the museum's website.
Mr. Marcinik has developed close relationships with his Huntington High School teachers and will graduate with many warm memories. He plans to begin studying history at SUNY Geneseo in the fall.
Young Leaders at HHS
A large crowd numbering in the hundreds turned out for the Young Leaders: Youth Speak Out presentation in the Huntington High School auditorium. A variety of speakers, including several students, shared their real life experiences and ideas for moving forward. Discussion items included the elimination of gang violence, bullying, senseless killings in the community and neglected youth. An overriding theme centered on parents, youth, business and the community at-large coming together for the benefit of all.
Relay for Life Fundraiser Nets $600
Last week's fundraiser at Jonny D's Pizza netted the Huntington High School Relay for Life about $600. The fundraiser was initiated by Danielle Schultz, a member of Team Kevin. Huntington's Relay for Life is scheduled for June 9-10.
Parrett to Sing Anthem
Jefferson Primary School teacher Nicole Parrett will sing the national anthem at the Long Island Ducks baseball game on Friday, August 3, 2012. The Ducks will host the Bridgeport Bluefish at 7:05 p.m.
The 11th annual Washington Primary School teacher-staff- parent/family softball game is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at noon on the Huntington High School softball field. For more information about the game contact Debbie Quiles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cochrane Sets High Goals
Danielle Cochrane has built an enviable academic record at Huntington High School. The Class of 2012 member was honored last month at the school's Distinguished Seniors Dinner. She said her success is the result of "setting high goals and then remembering that the little things I do today will get me that much closer to the bigger things tomorrow."
One of the captains of the Blue Devil girls' lacrosse team, Ms. Cochrane is the G.O. corresponding secretary and is president of the school's French Honor Society chapter. She is a member of the Blue Devil marching band, too.
The teenager plans to study political science at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania in the fall.