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High School Trio Named LI Winners in PSA Contest

High School Trio Named LI Winners in PSA Contest
High School Trio Named LI Winners in PSA Contest 2
High School Trio Named LI Winners in PSA Contest 3

A trio of high school video production students – Chaiti Paul, Chrystle Stewart and Stephania Teran – were recently named Long Island regional winners in The Greatest Save Teen PSA Program’s video contest for their entry “Abduction.” The program is sponsored by KinderVision, a charity of Major League Baseball.

The students and their technology teacher Mike Reilly were invited to a New York Mets game, where they were recognized during a pre-game ceremony in front of a crowd of 30,000. Their PSA entry will now move onto the national competition, giving them the opportunity to earn scholarship money and additional recognition.

'The 30-second video submission can be viewed here under 2019 Long Island Winner.
You can vote for Islip’s entry here.


2015 Alumna O'Hara Named Female Athlete of the Year at College

2015 Alumna O'Hara Named Female Athlete of the Year at College
Class of 2015 graduate and All-County soccer player Mary O’Hara was recently named Female Athlete of the Year at Florida Atlantic University.  

Four Islip Seniors Set to Play College Sports

Four Islip Seniors Set to Play College Sports

In a May 8 ceremony in the school’s library, four outstanding seniors signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college this fall. Tara Casucci will play lacrosse for SUNY New Paltz, Bailey Kolovich will play football for Utica College, Angel Rodriquez will play football and track at Keystone College, and Christopher Snyder will play baseball at Mount Saint Mary College.

Principal Michael Mosca reminded the student-athletes that their priority should be their educations, and to enjoy the enhanced college experience that playing collegiate sports can bring.

“Remember, the educational piece is still the top priority,” Mosca said. “This is a great means to enhance that experience, but just enjoy it because it will go fast. I have a lot of faith in all of you.”


Celebrating Islip’s Accomplished ‘Champions’

Celebrating Islip’s Accomplished ‘Champions’

The district held a magnificent Spring Night of Champions on May 7, celebrating the many recent accomplishments of students and staff in areas ranging from science and technology to athletics and business. Administrators, teachers, coaches and proud family members were on hand to congratulate the honorees at the event, which took place in the Islip Middle School auditorium.

Among those recognized were the middle school’s EXCEL Future City team, which won first place in the Long Island regional competition and qualified for the national event; the EXCEL Science Olympiad team, which earned fifth place in the regional competition and qualified for nationals; the high school Science Olympiad team, which took sixth place in the Eastern Long Island regional competition and qualified for nationals; the high school’s Robotics Club, which earned first place for the Inspire Award, first place and the first runner-up spot for the Think Award, first runner-up for the Innovate Award, and second runner-up for the Connect Award, Design Award and Innovate Award in the FIRST Tech Challenge; the high school’s video production students, who were Long Island regional winners in “The Greatest Save” teen PSA program; the high school’s Virtual Enterprise teams, which won gold medals and silver medals at the Long Island Business Plan Competition and Regional Trade Show; the Suffolk County small school champion varsity boys bowling team; varsity wrestlers who earned 100 career victories and All-County designation; varsity track and field athletes who earned All-County and All-Long Island designation; All-State gymnast Kerin Spadaro; high school senior Owen Eubanks, who earned second prize in the America’s Best High School Pastry Chef Competition; high schooler Bianka Morales, the winner of the Suffolk County High School Principals Association’s Principal’s Leadership Award; and high school library media specialist Gina Seymour, a national finalist for the American Association of School Librarians’ Social Media Superstar award.

“Our honorees all achieved their best selves and greatness this year,” said Superintendent Ellen Semel.



Islip’s Virtual Firms Bring Home Three Medals from NYC

 Islip’s Virtual Firms Bring Home Three Medals from NYC

The high school’s two Virtual Enterprise International teams – the Worldwide Entertainment Corporation and Entertainment Express firms – successfully competed in the VEO Youth Business Summit from April 15-17.

On April 15, the firms’ department heads participated in a human resources, accounting and marketing competition at Microsoft in Manhattan. On the following day, the COE and COO of each firm were paired up with other schools across the world in a Global Challenge. On the Summit’s final day, both of Islip’s VE firms competed in the International Trade Show against more than 3,000 high school firms across the world at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

Worldwide Entertainment, which supplies party themes and food packages to customers, and Entertainment Express, a mobile bus-themed entertainment company, placed in two out of the three events and brought home a combined three medals: two gold medals in the Sales Material category and a silver medal in Booth Design. The firms will close out the school year by completing their companies’ annual reports.  




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