School News: Hamptons Got Talent, Little Authors, Empty Bowls

Juan Munoz, Nora Conlon and Maya Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Southampton Town Youth Bureau.
Juan Munoz, Nora Conlon and Maya Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Southampton Town Youth Bureau.

Students Shine in Hamptons Got Talent
The Town of Southampton held its 4th Annual Hamptons Got Talent Competition on Friday, March 17 at Hampton Bays High School, with Juan Munoz, a 12th grader at Hampton Bays High School, taking first place with an original acoustic song titled, “Woken Up” and with his performance of “Happier” by Ed Sheeran. Ross School seventh grafer Maya Teixeira sang Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You” and “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin to place second and win the People’s Choice award. Nora Conlon, a seventh grader at The Springs School in East Hampton placed third with her renditions of “From Eden” by Hozier and “All I Want” by Kodaline, featuring her ukulele.

Honorable mentions who went on to the second round were: 11th grader Abigail Loosof East Hampton Home School Group, 11th grader Lindsay Dunn of Hampton Bays High School, 8th grader Jaeda Gant and 5th grader Akasha Gant of Bridgehampton School, and 6th grader Emily Zukosky of Tuckahoe School.

Little Authors

As part of a unit on nonfiction works, Sag Harbor Elementary School second-graders in Ms. Lacey Levine’s class recently penned their own non-fiction books. For the project, the students used titles written by children’s author Gail Gibbons as their inspiration. Pictured with their books are Nicholas D’Angelo, Andrew Dehler, Grace Montero and Rashel Pacheco.  Photo courtesy Sag Harbor School District

Hayground Students Donate to Empty Bowls

Students at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton prepared a white bean and chorizo soup featuring Hayground greens and the school’s homemade sour dough croutons as a donation for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser to benefit Project Most. The fundraiser was held on Sunday, March 19 and featured a number of soups from professional chefs across the South Fork.

Julie Fanelli’s students have finished their inventions for submission to the ePals Invent It! Challenge. They will present their inventions at a Makers Fair at the Peconic Community School this Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local Students Earn Dean’s List Honors

Zoe Mintz, of Sag Harbor, from the Class of 2019 was named to the Winter 2016-2017 High Honors list at Pomfret School, a college preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades nine through 12 in Last Green Valley in northeastern Connecticut.

Katie Bucking, a member of the Class of 2020, has been named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Stonehill College near Boston. Ms. Bucking is majoring in Chemistry.