On Friday, April 27, senior Jalyn Hopson graduated from the Suffolk County Police Youth Academy, a rigorous training program for local area students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. The program is coordinated by Eastern and Western Suffolk BOCES and the Suffolk County Police Department. Jalyn is in the process of completing her secondary year of training in the law enforcement program at Riverhead BOCES.
On Wednesday, May 2, Bridgehampton School students from both Culinary Arts and assorted Spanish classes savored food with a distinctly Mexican influence at Union Cantina in Southampton. The luncheon included savory enchiladas, tacos, and burritos and ended on a sweet note with a rich Tres Leches cake. Students and chaperones were also treated to a tour of the kitchen to see how the food was prepared and give them a behind the scenes glimpse at a working Mexican Restaurant.
The Bridgehampton Oceanography club got a chance to tag Shredfin, a 7-and-a-half-foot sand tiger shark who lives at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on Thursday May 17. The Oceanography club has been working toward the eventual goal of tagging a juvenile white shark in the open waters to help gather data for various science research organizations. The test run gave a lot information about the clamp system and the data collection process. The tag that the Bridgehampton Oceanography club is using is unique and if they are able to tag a juvenile white shark, it would be the first and only one to have done so in the Atlantic Ocean. In June and September students will be out on boats and will be operating the tag as well as documenting this process with video under the guidance of Oceanography Club leaders Jeffery Neubauer, Patrick Aiello and Danielle Doscher.