Schools: Garbage Removed, Poems Created, Scholarships Awarded


Claudia Tarlow photo

Students Remove 80-Pounds of Garbafe from Sagg Main

In observation of the United Nations–sponsored World Environment Day on June 5, Ross School’s first and second grade students participated in a beach cleanup at Sagg Main Beach, during which they removed more than 80 pounds of refuse. The cleanup coincided with the second grade’s unit exploring aquatic ecosystems.

Elementary Students Create Poems Inspired by Art


As part of a unit of study on poetry, Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders in Libby Lattanzio’s class used photographs they took while visiting the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton as their inspiration.

Each student crafted a poem to go along with a favorite photo that they snapped. The students’ photos were taken under the direction of photographer Clarence Sheppard, who trained the students in photography techniques as part of the school’s annual visiting artist series. The students’ photography will be featured as part of a fourth-grade photography art exhibit at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, on view now through June 28.

Sag Harbor Lions Award Annual Scholarships

The Sag Harbor Lions announced this week that three Pierson High School graduating seniors were selected to receive the Sag Harbor Lions Club Scholarship for 2017.  Ella Parker was chosen to receive the top scholarship award of $2,500.00. Maizy Guyer and Isabel Peters were chosen to each receive a $1,500.00 award. The winners will receive their award checks and certificates at the Lions Club’s Scholarship Awards Dinner Meeting at the American Hotel on July 26.

“The Sag Harbor Lions Club is proud to help young people continue their education while dealing with the escalating cost of higher education.” Lion Mark Poitras, the Chair of the Scholarship Committee said this week. “It’s a need our club continues to address even though the awards we present are modest.  This year we had many excellent applicants, which made our committee’s decision very difficult. The winners demonstrated the highest level of community and school involvement as well as academic achievement.”

Kneeland is Awarded Southampton Hospital Scholarship

Alyssa Kneeland, a Sag Harbor resident and daughter of Heather Kneeland, is the 2017 recipient of the Hospital’s Matthew Shapoff Scholarship. A 2017 graduate of Pierson High School, Ms. Kneeland will begin her freshman year at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida in the fall.

The East End Financial Group Announces Scholarship Winners

The East End Financial Group announced this week the winners of its 3rd Annual EEFG Fire District Scholarship program.

Locally, Rose Kelly, a resident of the Bridgehampton Fire District soon to graduate Mercy McGann High School in Riverhead, was named a scholarship winner. Salvatore DiBenedetto of the Westhampton Beach Fire District, and Benjamin Osborne of the Village of Quogue Fire Department also received scholarships through the program.

Hinz Graduates from James Madison

Emily Rose Hinz, of Sag Harbor, graduated with a degree in theatre and dance from James Madison University in Virginia during the May 5 commencement exercises. Ms. Hinz was among more than 4,300 students who received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

Hirt Graduates from Dickinson College

Renee Cook Hirt, daughter of Richard and Maxine Hirt of Sag Harbor, graduated from Dickinson College in Pennslyvania on May 21 with a BA in psychology. Ms. Hirt is a graduate of Ross School.

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