The district’s Board of Education recognized three of its high-achieving students during their meeting on March 21.
Senior Nicholas Bertos was recognized as the Social Studies Department
student of the month. Always challenging himself with the most rigorous
academic programs, he will be graduating as an International
Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate with an Advanced Regents Diploma. Bertos
has excelled in American Law and L.E.A.D. electives and is also a
member of the Model U.N. Team, Mock Trial Team and Law Club.
“We are not only concerned with the academic success of our students,
but the skills and behaviors they develop to become lifelong learners
and active, productive citizens,” said Sean Hurley, district chairperson
of social studies. “Highlighted by his work ethic, humility and
leadership, we are very proud of the young man that Nick has become and
how he represents Northport.”
Senior Arianna Keating was also recognized as the Family and Consumer
Science Department student of the month. Keating plays a fundamental
role in the organization and management of the preschool classroom by
leading group activities and being a role model for the high school
students. Keating also serves as secretary of student government, is a
senior leader in SHARE, is a member of the Future Educators Association
and a member of the National Honor Society.
“Arianna is a mature, artistic, self-assured assistant in the preschool
classroom,” said Richard McAllister, Northport High School Assistant
Principal. “As an aspiring teacher, Arianna has learned a lot about
children and their willingness to learn. She naturally possesses many of
the fine qualities needed to interact with children.”
Student-musician Ashleigh Basel was also recognized at the meeting for
her recent accomplishments, and presented to the Board by Dr. Izzet
Mergen, the director of fine and performing arts. Basel was selected to
participate in the 2019 All-Eastern Treble Chorus at the 2019 PMEA/NAfME
Eastern Division Conference.