December Board of Education Recognitions

December Board of Education Recognitions photo

The Northport Board of Education recognized many students for academic and athletic mastery at the district’s December meeting.

Northport varsity swimmer sophomore Chloe Stepanek was recognized for the two state titles she was awarded this season, making her the varsity swimming New York State Champion. Along with winning these two titles, she also broke a 13-year-old record that was set in place by an Olympic swimmer, and has set the goal of participating in the 2020 Olympics. District Director for Health, Physical Education & Athletics Mark Dantuono applauded her drive both in her sport and in the classroom, where she has a 104 weighted GPA.

Senior Nick Holfester, who was described as mature, hardworking and motivated, was honored as math student of the month Holfester is known for using his free time to continue his search for knowledge, and is always helping his peers in the area of math.

Senior Julianne Starzee was recognized as the science student of the month. Starzee was commended for her commitment to learning, her self-direction, and natural inquisitiveness, making her an essential contributor to the science world.

Senior Jason Aiello, one of Northport’s scholar-athletes and future engineers, was recognized as tech student of the month. Aiello’s leadership and problem-solving skills in all of his STEM courses are exemplary, among many other characteristics and the board was proud to commend him for his hard work.