History Club Making A Difference
The Sayville High School History Club, advised by Social Studies teacher Susan Hart and Michel Pace, continues to be very active with community-service and volunteer programs, informational field trips to both local and national historic sites, and school-awareness activities.
Recently, during Human Rights Month, the History Club focused on the topic of human trafficking and attempted to bring an awareness of this important issue to the entire High School community. History Club Secretary Hanna Decker explained: “The Club created a Powerpoint presentation and went into classrooms telling students about the prevalence of human trafficking and what we can do to help stop it. The Club also decorated the school with posters and black chains emphasizing the need to ‘break the chain.’ Outside the cafeteria, the History Club members set up a table where they collected donations. These proceeds went towards Long Island Against Human Trafficking, a local organization that focuses on this issue on the island. All in all, the Club raised $300 and was extremely successful in raising awareness about this horrific issue currently plaguing the world.”
At the History Club’s Second Annual National Social Studies Honor Society (Rho Kappa) ceremony, seventeen students who were recognized both for their excellence in Social Studies and their dedication to service were inducted in the Sayville Chapter. Hosted by History Club advisors Susan Hart and Michael Pace and held in the High School Library, “the ceremony was lovely,” reported Sayville History Club Secretary Hanna Decker, “and even included speeches by members of the local Sayville Historical Society, administrator Linda Conron and vice president James Swike. Hopefully, in the years to come the number of students being inducted will continue to grow.”
See headline photo above:(l-r) top row: Devin Dolan, Amanda Wessels, Ava McNevin, Meghan Hart, Emily Aracri, Douglas Read, Philip Rinaldi, Hanna Decker, Christopher Castelli, Thomas Faughnan, Jordan Maddy, Michael Castagna, Amelia Flaumenhaft, MacKenzie Leddy, Jack Wilkens, and missing from photo: Annabelle Rosenzweig, Julia Hodgkinson