The Northport-East Northport January 12 meeting of the Board of Education began by recognizing two students for their hard work in science, technology and engineering. William Bligh was named Rotary student of the month for technology and engineering while Brooke Izzo received the same honor for science.
William was recognized for the vast number of courses he has taken across woodworking, automotive technology and Project Lead the Way engineering. He also built his own computer integrated wood shop with several advanced manufacturing tools in order to launch his own business, Northport Woodworks, where he designs, constructs, and sells his own woodcraft products. William is also a professional fabricator for RedMax Events, building large-scale design sets for fashion shows and commercial and corporate exhibits.
“William’s hard work and persistence in all his science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses exemplify his strong work ethic and desire to succeed as he considers a major in Civil Engineering at Syracuse University next fall,” said David Storch, Chairperson for the department.
Brooke Izzo was also recognized for her dedication to the field of science. Throughout her tenure, she has established herself as a serious science student demonstrating a natural inquisitiveness, a determination to comprehend complex concepts, and superb laboratory and experimental skills. Brooke is a science scholar, earning high marks in honors science and AP Chemistry, and is currently working toward the completion of AP Physics 1 and 2. She will be attending George Washington University in the fall on a gymnastics scholarship.
“Brooke has demonstrated initiative, independence, and grit exhibiting an exceptional degree of academic prowess in a rigorous curriculum all while achieving success as a Level 10 gymnast who competes nationally,” said Mr. Storch.