4th Annual John Mendreski Memorial Badminton Tourney
(February 26, 2014) The Class of 2014 hosted its 4th Annual John Mendreski Memorial Student / Teacher Badminton Tourney. Thank you for your contribution. Pictured left are the winners of this year's tournament, Mike Himelfarb (science teacher) and Russell Tsang. Mr. Himelfarb and Russell won a $50 Tanger gift card. A hard fought battle for best costume was won by Kelly Evers (forensics teacher) and Sydney Gobrick. Sydney explained that their team was called "Team Everdince" and the splatters on the shirts were representative of blood splatters. As winners of best costume, they each received a $25 Tanger gift card. Twenty-six teams competed and the fund-raiser raised $311 for the John Mendreski (a former principal in the District) Memorial Scholarship Fund. Thank you for supporting this cause.
Riverhead Rotary Students of the Month
(February 17, 2014 by RiverheadLocal) Riverhead High School seniors Stephanie Falisi and Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento were honored as students of the month by the Rotary Club of Riverhead last week.
Stephanie, a member of Riverhead Rotary's Interact Club at Riverhead High School, participates in many community service activities, including Rotary events and activities such as the club's annual spaghetti lunch/dinner, pancake breakfast, and Salvation Army bell-ringing. She has participated in a book drive for Peconic Bay Medical Center, Toys for Tots, and various food drives for local churches. Stephanie has also worked on events to help raise money for the Brendan House group home for traumatic brain injury survivors. She has played varsity softball since 9th grade, and is a member of the varsity winter track and volleyball teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society. She plans to major in biology in college and aspires to be a pediatric oncologist.
Ceaser is Riverhead High School's Class of 2014 valedictorian. He has a weighted grade point average of 106.3102. He is president of the high school math club, president of the Leader's Club, a member of Mentathletes, and a member of the National Honor Society. Ceaser has volunteered with the Charity for the Needy in Ecuador and tutors other students. Ceaser plans to major in engineering and would like to attend law school after he graduates from college.
Riverhead Rotary honors outstanding students attending both Riverhead and McGann-Mercy high schools. Students are selected by their high school guidance departments and attend a Rotary club luncheon with a teacher or school administrator as guests of the club. At the luncheon, they are introduced to Rotary members and they are presented with a certificate of achievement. (Also see: Jazz Band at Rotary) (More stories about Interact Club on Facebook)
The RHS Spanish Club
(February 7, 2014) Members of the HS Spanish Club and their advisors took a field trip to NYC to the Museum of Modern Art. The club members were given a guided tour of artwork by Picasso, El Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Joaquin Sorolla, which they had studied in class.
According to Spanish teacher Diana Acosta, “The students loved seeing firsthand artwork that they have learned about in class.”
After they left the museum, the students had an authentic Spanish lunch.
In order to finance the trip, the Spanish Club hosted a number of fund-raisers (their quesadilla sales were very popular).
The RHS Key Club
KEY CLUB SHARES A MESSAGE ABOUT "GOING GREEN"
(February 7, 2014) Key Club students are once again in the elementary schools teaching a lesson that focuses on "reducing, reusing and recycling to the District's third graders. The "Going Green" Key club instructors travel, after their own classes end, to each of the elementary schools to present a lesson on decomposition and recycling. Key Club instructors were at Riley Avenue Elementary School on Friday, February 7th. On March 7th they will be teaching at Aquebogue. >More