Shining Students Honored at Board Meeting

Shining Students Honored at Board Meeting

During the district’s recent Board of Education meeting, the Board recognized a number of students from throughout the district for their high achievements in several department areas.

Director of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Izzet Mergen recognized two seniors as Students of the Month. Jeannette Wells was presented as Art Department Student of the Month, while Anthony Bokina was presented as Music Department Student of the Month. Both students were each brought up in front of the Board where they were praised for their successes throughout high school, their strong work ethic and outstanding talent.

Several elementary school students were also honored by District Chairperson of Science and Technology Education David Storch for earning top spots at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary Science Fair back in May. The Board presented certificates to the four first place winners and seven honorable mention receipients.

Exceptional students in mathematics were recognized by District Chairperson of Mathematics Robin Rann. She presented awards to the gold, silver and bronze Long Island Math Fair winners. The district had a total of 10 gold, 15 silver and six bronze students place during the competition.

Rann also presented awards to the American Mathematics Competition winners from both the middle school level and high school. She praised the Suffolk County Math Tournment winners, the high scorers on the Suffolk County Math Teachers Association (SCMTA) Mathematics Course Contests, the Mathlete high scorers for the season and also commended junior Nicholas Holfester for receiving the Rensselaer Medal Award from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. With this award, Holfester will receive a $25,000 a year scholarship to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In addition, Dr. Mergen introduced a large number of students who were named Visual Art Award recipients. For the full list of recipients, please visit the Northport-East Northport School District’s website at