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Board of Ed. honors student accomplishments


The East Meadow School District Board of Education meeting on March 20 showcased the many talents and recent accomplishments of students.

The meeting opened with three student-created skits, all part of Hofstra University’s upcoming National History Day Competition on March 31.

Students from Woodland Middle School and W.T. Clarke Middle School presented their history projects with performances on the topics of the Salem Witch Trials, the Boston Tea Party and Women’s Suffrage. Other projects for the competition lined the hallways at the Leon J. Campo Center for community members to view that same night.

High school students received accolades for their recent achievements. This included John Meah, a senior at East Meadow High School, and Jonathan Melkun, a senior at W.T. Clarke High School, both of who were recently named National Merit Finalists.

Artists Kayla Cartier and Vanesa Soto were acknowledged as recipients of the Art Supervisors Association Senior Scholarship.

East Meadow High School’s Varsity cheerleading team and indoor track program, W.T. Clarke High School’s Varsity boys wrestling and bowling teams and the district boys Varsity swimming team were spotlighted for their successes during the winter season.

The night of awards concluded with the naming of Terrific Kids from W.T. Clarke Middle School and Woodland Middle School. Principals Stacy Breslin and James Lethbridge, respectively, announced the sixth, seventh and eighth grade honorees for the months of December, January, February and March.

“This evening is a great example of how our students and staff continue to showcase our motto of how great happens here in the East Meadow School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Card Jr.

—Brian Stieglitz