100th year Celebration Invites Student Poems
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One Hundred Years Worth Celebrating in Sayville
Since Mrs. Lena Hoag, wife of the editor of the Suffolk County News, called the first meeting in 1914, the Sayville Village Improvement Society has lived up to its commitment to make Sayville a better place. While it is the first civic organization in Sayville to celebrate its centennial, the Sayville Village Improvement Society has established long-running traditions that encourage each generation to take an interest.
As part their Hundred-year Anniversary celebration, the Sayville Village Improvement Society sponsored a poetry contest for Sayville students with the theme: Sayville, My Town.
“We were delighted by the overwhelming response and found it difficult to choose favorites.” Grace Papagno remarked on behalf of the SVIS. “We thank all who participated and hope they and their families will help us in our continuing efforts to make Sayville a wonderful town in which to live.”
The works of three students in each of three categories (see attached), Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade through 5th Grade, and 6th Grade through 8th Grade were selected by the judges. The will also be opportunity for some contestants to read their poems during the Sayville’s Got Talent event held at The Common Ground, while still others will have their poems on displayed in the Sayville Library and in various stores throughout the village.
Congratulations to all!
Kieran Lundquist Sunrise Drive School Age 5
Annabella Hart Sunrise Drive School Age 5
Mikaela Boyd Lincoln Avenue School Age 5
Shane Sukow Cherry Avenue School Age 8
Abby O’Connell Cherry Avenue School Age 8
Evie Kosak Lincoln Avenue School Age 10
Amy Tomko Sayville Middle School Age 12
Marnie Monahan Sayville Middle School Age 13
Kolbi Maddy Sayville Middle School Age 12