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  • Commercial Fisher man and Hampton Bays Resident Matthew Raynor was recently injured in a diving accident and broke his neck. Please check out his GoFundMe page please.

https://www.gofundme.com/help-matthew-raynor-recover-from-spinal-injury<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by JonathanRaynor, Hampton Bays, New York, May 10</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School second graders recently participated in a financial literacy program sponsored by People’s United Bank in partnership with the Junior Achievement program. The students learned about the people and businesses that make up a community, how goods and services are produced in a community, and some of the different jobs that are held by members of the community.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 6</span>
  • To foster a love of reading among students, Hampton Bays Middle School held its first book exchange on April 8, during which students brought in books to swap with their peers. “It was wonderful seeing the love of literature being shared,” said teacher Kathy Algieri.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School Science Research students presented their scientific findings at the school’s fifth annual Science Research Symposium on April 17.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 23</span>
  • The HYAL third and fourth grade girls team finished its basketball season undefeated, a real feat considering over half the girls had never played basketball before, according to coach Keith Brown. The team included, top row, from left, Jen Gaudiello, Anthony McEntee and Keith Brown, middle row, from left, Tierney McEntee, Olivia Walsh, Elizabeth Sultan, Nicole Fink, Kate Sweet, Jo-Jo Derby, Rylee Krill, Ava Michalowski, and Mia Brown.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 15</span>
  • Emely Carrillo, left, and Leigh Kestin. Emely Carrillo, age 8, of Hampton Bays, recently won the title of “Mini Con-10-der Long Island” at the In10sity Dance Competition, held at West Islip High School on Saturday, April 6. Emely wowed the judges and the crowd with her jazz solo dance performance to “Bugle Boy.” 
Emely, a third-grade student at Hampton Bays Elementary, has participated in school talent shows and has been working with the Dance Centre of the The Hamptons and Manorville for four years. On stage, Emely thanked her mother and her teachers, and later on thanked Leigh Kestin, owner of the studio, Nicole Dennehy, studio director, and Wendi Sullivan.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by mpintauro, Southampton, Apr 15</span>
  • Emely Carrillo. Emely Carrillo, age 8, of Hampton Bays, recently won the title of “Mini Con-10-der Long Island” at the In10sity Dance Competition, held at West Islip High School on Saturday, April 6. Emely wowed the judges and the crowd with her jazz solo dance performance to “Bugle Boy.” 
Emely, a third-grade student at Hampton Bays Elementary, has participated in school talent shows and has been working with the Dance Centre of the The Hamptons and Manorville for four years. On stage, Emely thanked her mother and her teachers, and later on thanked Leigh Kestin, owner of the studio, Nicole Dennehy, studio director, and Wendi Sullivan.
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by mpintauro, Southampton, Apr 15</span>
  • Hampton Bays School District students recently competed in the 2019 New England School Scrabble Championship, held in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Team members, back row, from left, Christian Pensa, John Hilbert, Taylor Tureski, Matthew Papajohn; and front, James Maroulas, Peter "Sonny" Scelfo and Holly Anderson.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 12</span>
  • Jaeda & Akasha Gant took home the People's Choice Award at the Town of Southampton Youth Bureau's 6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition on Saturday, April 6th.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Southampton Youth Bureau, southampton, Apr 9</span>
  • The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau's 6th Annual Hamptons Got Talent winners were announced on Saturday, April 6th - Maya Teixeira (1st Place), Emma Suhr (2nd Place), and Road Trip band (3rd Place)<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Southampton Youth Bureau, southampton, Apr 9</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School student Dominic Strong sits next to Coach Maloney, who allowed students to cover his face with shaving cream as a reward for raising money for the school's Boosterthon.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 15</span>
  • Speech language pathologists Erin Lynch and Andrea Casserly worked with Hampton Bays resident Sabastian Monsalve during a Child Find workshop sponsored by the Hampton Bays School District. The purpose of the screening is to assess educational, motor and language skills prior to starting kindergarten.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School has named Christina Coulton, left, Class of 2019 salutatorian, and Ava Bianchi valedictorian.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School kindergartners celebrated Read Across America day by reading Dr. Seuss books.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 11</span>
  • Semih Torun was named the East Quogue School PTA Student of the Month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 11</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fifth-graders, from left, Maggie Koltzan, Riley Parkes and Zane King in  Angelica Capolino's Spanish class are virtually shopping at the furniture store Ikea. Students are furnishing an imaginary apartment in Madrid, Spain. They must purchase all necessary furniture and household items on the Ikea Spanish website, using euros instead of dollars.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 4</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District honored veteran Rick Robinson with a flag-raising ceremony on February 15. At the ceremony was Hampton Bays High School senior Kevin McNamara, who will be entering the Army upon graduation.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 20</span>
  • To celebrate their 100th day of school on February 13, Hampton Bays Elementary School students took part in several projects related to the milestone number. They counted 100 blocks and other items, painted murals and added 100 items to them, and made “100th Day of School” hats.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 20</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School student journalists were recognized with top honors and several Quill Awards for their work on the school newspaper, The Tide, at this year’s Press Day, held January 28 at Adelphi University.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 19</span>
  • During the government shutdown, Julie Hopson, a volunteer at the Bridgehampton Community Outreach, delivered gift cards to help the Coast Guard members who went unpaid for almost 30 days. Accepting the donation are Chief Warrant officer Gregg Pescume, left, and and Chief Heath Watson.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 19</span>
  • Staff writers for Hampton Bays High School’s student newspaper, The Tide, took home top Quill Awards during Adelphi University’s Press Day on January 28. From left, Schuyler Dorchak, Dylynn von Bartheld, Kiera Hughes and Julia Heming. Hampton Bays High School student journalists were recognized with top honors and several Quill Awards at this year’s Press Day, held Jan. 28 at Adelphi University. Among the awardees was Dylynn von Bartheld, who earned an honorable mention as most outstanding reporter; Julia Heming, who was honored with a third-place award for best news article; Kiera Hughes, who placed third in the opinion category; and Schuyler Dorchak, who placed third for best feature. All of the winning pieces had been published in The Tide.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fourth-graders, from left, Lily Blenk, Lila Davin and Sarah Beckman, learned recently not to judge a book by its cover and selected one of the mystery books in the library.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 15</span>
  • Cristian Schroder, a 2015 graduate Of Westhampton Beach High School, graduates from Suny Cortland this May with a Bachelors’ Degree in Exercise Sciences and Kinesiology.  
Cristian will continue his studies in graduate school at Clarkson University where he has been accepted into the DPT (Doctor Of Physical Therapy) Program, Class of 2022. Cristian drew inspiration for his career path from Mr. Scotty Leogrande, Athletic Trainer at WHB, and his mentor Mr. Christopher Schwenker, PT;  as well his staff at Complete Rehab and Sports.  Cristian says his motivation, determination and perseverance, is a direct result of the guidance and teachings from his parents, family members, and the educators at both WHB and SUNY Cortland.  He would like to give special thanks to both Ms. Reed’s, Ms. King, Ms. Martrano, Ms. Habbersaat and Professor Jack Carr.  We wish him continued success on his journey!
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Charlene Schroder, East Quogue, Feb 13</span>
  • Stephanie Tam’s second-graders at Hampton Bays Elementary School celebrated Chinese New Year on February 5. As part of the festivities, they learned about the holiday’s traditions, made colorful masks, learned to speak and write a few words in Chinese and received a traditional red envelope.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 13</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School students participated in the annual Hoops for Heart event on February 1. Hoops for Heart, also known as The Kids Heart Challenge, is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Together, each grade participated in various skill stations which included dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. At the end of the day some  teachers competed against each other in a game of shooting knockout. The event is a culmination of their physical education basketball unit and coincided with the Go Red for Women initiative. The East Quogue faculty and staff donated money and wore red to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as one of the leading killers of women. Together, both Hoops for Heart and Go Red for Women has raised over $6,000 combined.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • Meeting authors during HBES Author/Illustrator and Family Literacy Night<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by hbnewbie, Hampton Bays, Feb 2</span>