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Student-Athletes Commit to Colleges

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On Nov. 30, senior student-athletes from the Sachem Central School District signed their national letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. During this first round of signings, 32 students committed to continuing their athletic careers after high school.

Students and their families wore apparel representing their future schools as they were congratulated by Sachem Athletic Director Gary Beutel and Assistant Athletic Director Philip Torregrosa. The Sachem Central School District thanks its coaches for their commitment to helping student-athletes excel both on and off the field and congratulates all of the student-athletes.

HS East
Jake Acker – Baseball, Wesleyan University
Nick Antinoro – Baseball, Wells College
Chris Bartnick – Baseball, College of Staten Island
Lauren Brodowsky – Field Hockey, Molloy College
Jordyn Calas – Soccer, Post University
Tyler Guiliano – Lacrosse, Long Island University
Ali Howell – Field Hockey, SUNY Oneonta
Jason Kassis – Lacrosse, Mercy College
Patrick Krempasky – Baseball, University of Bridgeport
Sam Leonard – Baseball, Alcorn State University
Alyssa Montalvo – Field Hockey, Western Connecticut University
Caitlin O’Hagan – Soccer, Salisbury University
Justin Ortiz – Lacrosse, Mercy College
Richard Patanjo – Wrestling, Limestone University
Jack Pickersgill – Wrestling, Long Island University
Jeremiah Slaven – Lacrosse, Limestone University
Kyle Smith – Soccer, Stony Brook University

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HS North
Kaitlyn Biase – Field Hockey & Lacrosse, Western Connecticut State University
Taylor Boes – Soccer, Queens College
Mackenzie Giddens – Lacrosse, The College of Saint Rose
Jaqueline Kohn – Lacrosse, SUNY Cortland
Chris Lally – Basketball, St. Joseph’s University
Shane Marconti – Lacrosse, Long Island University
Nicholas Meoni – Lacrosse, Quinnipiac University
Abigail Morreale – Volleyball, Manhattan College
Grace Norelius – Soccer, SUNY New Paltz
Brandon O’Neill – Baseball, Central Connecticut State University
James Reid – Lacrosse, University at Albany
Mackenzie Reilly – Lacrosse, The College of Saint Rose
Erin Savarese – Soccer, SUNY New Paltz
Alex Singh – Lacrosse, Belmont Abbey College
AJ Torres – Lacrosse, Husson University

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Parents: To access all photos from signing day, please click the links below:
HS East - https://link.shutterfly.com/pWGfirg0nvb
HS North - https://link.shutterfly.com/oHEVDXh0nvb

Date Added: 12/1/2022

Former NBA Player Shares Powerful Message

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Former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, visited Sachem High School East on Nov. 29 to share a powerful message about substance use prevention and addiction. Tenth graders first watched a video outlining Herren’s basketball career from his high school days in Massachusetts to playing for Division 1 teams to ultimately going pro in the NBA and overseas. Throughout the film, students got a look into Herren’s struggles with addiction during his career.

Herren then came out to speak with the 10th graders and share his path to recovery. He empowered students to rethink how they look at addiction and through sharing his own experiences, touched on topics such as drinking and drug use, peer pressure and bullying. Through each presentation, Herren hopes to make a difference in at least one person’s life.

Date Added: 11/30/2022

Hiawatha Students Beautify School Hallways

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Students in the Cricut Club at Hiawatha Elementary School are working to beautify the building through their own designs. Members of the club were challenged with creating a piece of art that they wanted to see in their own halls. Fourth grader Hailey Valentine’s sketch, which reads “Huskies Rule!” was chosen as the first piece to be brought to life.

Students worked together to print out the design using a Cricut, or a smart cutting machine. It was hung right off the main hallway for the Hiawatha school community to see as they walk the building.

The Cricut Club is working to add more artwork to the building. Next, students will be tasked with creating a design to be placed in the conference room.

Date Added: 11/29/2022

Planting Peace Promises

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Students at Waverly Elementary School planted peace promises around the building’s grounds. Students at each grade level received daffodil bulbs with a paper peace promise attached. They wrote pledges of things they would do to make for a positive school year. For example, some students pledged to give other compliments, be kind, use positive words and pick up garbage. Pre-K through fourth graders planted the front of the building along Waverly Avenue and fifth graders planted near the main entrance, around the Sue Finnerty Memorial Garden.

In the springtime, these daffodils will bloom to beautify the school, but also to remind students of their peace pledges. The schoolwide activity brings the building together while creating a positive school environment and culture of caring.

Date Added: 11/29/2022

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

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Date Added: 11/28/2022