At the June 9, 2022 BOE Meeting, Citations and Awards were presented to the following:

Retiring BOE Trustee Norm deVenau thanks community

Norm deVenau Retires
Thanking the community

2021-2022 PTA PRESIDENTS RECOGNITION -Presented by BOE President John Verdone

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    2021-2022 PTA RECOGNITION -PTA Presidents
    PTA Council - Jennifer Tomforde
    Cherry Avenue - Kristin Whitcomb
    Lincoln Avenue - Jackie Amato, Allison Rothstein
    Sunrise Drive - Corrine McBride
    MS/HS - Kristin Noack
    SEPTA - Karah Klein
    SMBA - Lisa DeVerna

Pilot Club Essay Winners Scarlett, Maggie, and Samuel

  • Hometown Essay winnersSamuel Gates

NYSBDA Musicians/Sisters

NYSSBDA students

Recognizing Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian - Principal Hoffer, BOE Trustee Cangelosi

  • Valedictorian of the Class of 2022 - Gene Weng

    Gene Weng

    Salutatorian of the Class of 2022 -Chad MoccioChad Moccio


BOE President John Verdone Congratulates Norm deVenau -18 years of volunteer service on BOE

Congratulating Norm
Norm Retires

The 2022 Pilot Club Essay Contest “Sayville My Hometown”

  • Photos left: Winners of the 2022 Pilot Club Essay Contest “Sayville My Hometown”  - Maggie Beach (CA); Scarlett Bidart  (SD), Samuel Gates (LA). Awards presented by Sunrise Drive Principal Dr. James Foy along with Principals  Dr. Lisa Ihne (Cherry Avenue), and Mrs.Christine Carlson, (Lincoln Avenue) along with Sayville Board of Education Trustee Carl Cangelosi, and Sayville Pilot Club Member Linda Murray.

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Photo left - NYSBDA Students/Sisters

  • Sisters Emily and Ava Helbock were each selected to perform in the New York State Band Directors Association Honor Banda the High School and Middle School level respectively. Musical talent runs in the family. Congratulating the gifted musicians were Sayville High School Band Director Kerri VanBoxel and Board of Education Trustee Carl Cangelosi. 

SEPTA Awards Plaque to Retiring Superintendent Dr. Stimmel for His Commitment to Sayville Students

  • SEPTA Award

Highest Rank -Eagle Scout- Earned by Six Sayville High School Students

Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts Honored - presented by High School Principal Ron Hoffer and BOE Trustee Norm deVenau

  • Since the inception of the Eagle Scout award in 1912, 2.01 percent of eligible Scouts have earned Scouting’s highest honor.  So even though the percentage has been trending upward over the years, the award is still incredibly rare. Congratulations to the following students for earning the Eagle Scout Rank: Louis Albertelli, Evan Como, Brendan Dargis, William Kretz, Andrew Person, Michael Pitre.Eagle Scouts


Girl Scout Silver Awards - presented by Principal Ron Hoffer and BOE Trustee Norm deVenau

Girl Scout Silver Awards

Girl Scout Silver Award

  • The Silver Award is the highest award that a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve and the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Only 10 percent of Girl Scouts earn the Silver Award. In order to achieve this award, both girls had to first complete a “journey” which included a Take Action Project.  Congratulations to the following Sayville High School girls who have achieved this rank: Sophia Elderbaum, Victoria Elderbaum, Isabella Lundquist, Olivia Moynihan, Lauren Smalley, Emma Travaglia, Adria Vargas, Rachel Wiebke

    Silver Awards

Girls Winter/Spring Track

  • Presented by Athletic Director Dennis Maloney, Track Coach Duffy, and BOE Trustee Dr, James Bertsch, Jr.

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    Carly Brady -  Girls Winter Track -  Long Island Elite Meet Champions 4x800 Relay, All-County 4x800 Relay, All-League 600m, 4x800 Relay

    (photo above and below right) Mullane Baumiller -  Girls Winter Track - Long Island Elite Meet Champions 4x800 Relay, All-County 3000m, 4x800 Relay, All-League 3000m, 1500m, 4x800 Relay; AND Girls Spring Track - 3000m Suffolk County Champion

    Mullane(not present for photo:Taylor Totevski -  Girls Winter Track - Long Island Elite Meet Champion 4x800 Relay, All-County 4x800 Relay, All-League 1000m, 600m, 4x400 Relay)

    (At States Competition, not present for photo: Sarah Newman -  Girls Winter TrackNYS Qualifier, 10th Place NYS Championships. USA Top 50 time, Long Island Elite Meet Champion 4x800 Relay, Suffolk County Champion 1500m, All-County 4x800 Relay, All-League 1500m, 1000m, 4x400 Relay; AND Girls Spring Track - 800m Suffolk County Champion, Suffolk County Champion and New York State Qualifier in the 2000m Steeple Chase achieving 4th Place (below photo) at the New York State Championships; All-State honors, broke her own school record—ranks 8th in the country.)

    Sarah Newman


Boys Winter Track

Boys Winter Track

Photo above Boys Winter/SpringTrack

  • Presented by Athletic Director Dennis Maloney and BOE Trustee Carl Cangelosi; l-r Zakary Minutello  -  Boys Winter Track - 4x200 Small School Champion, All-County;Joseph Byrne  -  Boys Winter Track - 4x200 Small School Champion, All-County; Michael Milo  -  Boys Winter Track - 4x200 Small School Champion, All-League 55 High Hurdles; Nolan May -  Boys Winter Track - 4x200 Small School Champion, All-County, All-League High Jump

    Thomas Cea, Jr. (At NYS Competition, so not present for photo) Boys Spring Track - NYS Qualifier in the Pole Vault and set a school record of 13 feet


Wrestling League VI Tournament, Suffolk County Champions

Wrestling Champs

Varsity Wrestling - presented by AD Dennis Maloney, Coach Gary Pesko, BOE Trustee Dr. Bertsch, JR

  • Gary Pesko

    Photo above: Varsity Wrestling - New York State Scholar Athlete Team; Suffolk County Champions; FIRST-PLACE in League VI Tournament; SECOND-PLACE Place Dual Meet Competition League VI; 20-7 Overall

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    Yirdaw Rivera - NYS Qualifier; All-County 3rd Place; All-League 2nd Place 138; Awarded Most Pins in Least Amount of Time

    Macklin Murtha - NYS Qualifier 6th Place; Suffolk County Champion, Voted Champion of Champions Suffolk County Tournament; Most Pins in Least Amount of Time Suffolk County Tournament; League VI Champion 172

    Cody Lopresti - All County 6th Place; League VI Champion 189

    David Christiansen - League VI Champion 215

    Outstanding wrestlers


    (not present for photo: Jamisen Colongione - NYS Qualifier, All County 3rd Place, All League 3rd Place; Braden Ainslie - NYS Qualifier 5th Place, All County 2nd Place, All League 2nd Place 160; Leo Mongiello - League VI Champion in Wrestling at 118


Varsity Baseball - 2022 Walt Williams Award Winner; SC Best Overall League Record


Presented by AD Dennis Maloney, Coach Esposito, BOE Trustee Kelly Sack

  • Varsity Baseball - 2022 Walt Williams Award Winner; Compiled the Best Overall League Record in Suffolk County; 17-1 Overall Record:

    Ethan Alcantara, Michael Argenziano, Luke Buyes, Anthony Capuano, John Corcoran, Justin Delaney, Kevin Delaney, Thomas DuTot, Ryan Hanrahan, Ryan Hess, Ryan Hillery, Ryan Karman, Ryan Leniec, Cavan Mahler, Thomas Marino, Eric McFadden, Michael Milo, Chad Moccio, Ryan Murphy, Macklin Murtha, Jack Quinlan, Jack Smalley, Daniel Weber

Students Entering Military Service - Presented by Principal Ron Hoffer and BOE trustee Norm deVenau

Recognition for Military Service

Students Entering Military Service - Photos above and below

  • Recognition for the following members from the Class of 2022 joining military service. 

    1. Colin Gover-US Army
    2. Vincent Palumbo – US Marine Corps Reserves
    3. Jack Quinlan – US Military Academy West Point
    4. Jillian Rastello – US Air Force Academy
    5. Allison Reilly - US Military Academy West Point
    6. Yirdaw Rivera – US Military Academy West Point
    7. Nicholas Romano – U.S. Navy
    8. Kiera Collins - United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Recognizing Mentoring Program Volunteers

Mentoring Program Volunteers
  • To foster strong connections with students beyond the classrooms, Sayville School District's elementary school social workers have coordinated a year-long Mentoring Program with volunteers from each building (see list below). To acknowledge these mentors for their service and dedication and for giving our students extra time and attention to encourage their social and emotional growth, the BOE awarded citations to the following:


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