Recognizing Staff and Student Accomplishments

Recognizing Staff and Student Accomplishments photo
Both staff and students alike were met with praise during the April 9 Bayport-Blue Point School District Board of Education meeting.

To begin the night’s recognitions, Blue Point Elementary School first grade teacher Tammy Santora was named as March’s Teacher of the Month and was met with praise from both the Board of Education and community attendees alike. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy P. Hearney chose to not speak from a prepared statement, and instead spoke from the heart about how Mrs. Santora’s positive attitude, kind spirit and unique sense of style are key ingredients toward why she is so deserving of this award. Blue Point Elementary School Student Phoebe Brownie also addressed the attendees and shared her own heartfelt messages about why Mrs. Santora means so much to her. 

Additionally, Bayport-Blue Point High School 11th grade student Jillian Carson was congratulated for being selected as a National Gold Medal winner in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her original poem, “Lavender and Black Coffee.” Due to her success in this competition, Jillian will be honored alongside the other National Medal winners during a ceremony held at Carnegie Hall on June 6.