Middle Country Central School District Announces January Student of Month

The Middle Country Central School District recently announced its January students of the month at its recent Board of Education meeting. Centereach High School student Rebecca Walsh, Newfield High School student Anaya Zanieb, Dawnwood Middle School student LaRawn Robinson and Selden Middle School student Emma Sigault were honored for their outstanding academic achievements, extracurricular participation and providing an overall positive impact on their individual schools and entire Middle Country community.


“Month after month, we have the incredible opportunity to celebrate four students who emulate the positive values and hard work of the entire Middle Country student body,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberta Gerold. “We are thrilled to once again honor students who go above and beyond in the classroom, inside their respective school and throughout their surrounding communities— a representation of what all Middle Country educators seek to inspire in our students.”


Centereach High School senior Rebecca Walsh will be graduating in June having completed eight AP classes and another five college-level classes. She constantly challenges herself with a diverse course load and it is reflected in her membership in the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society and the Tri-M Honor Society.


Additionally, Rebecca has volunteered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for five years and recently interned with a congressional campaign. Rebecca plans to study public relations in the fall at either St. John’s University, Fairfield University, Villanova University or Sacred Heart University.


Anaya Zanieb is a senior at Newfield High School and is set to graduate in June having taken a combined 17 college level and AP level classes—potentially graduating with 40 college credits. She is an active member in Newfield as a member of the newspaper club, student government, environmental club, treasurer of the National Technical Honor Society and president of the National Honor Society.


Outside of school Anaya is a homework helper at the Middle Country Public Library and an assistant teacher at the Brentwood Muslim Community Center. Next fall, Anaya plans to begin studying dental medicine at one of the 18 schools she applied to, including New York University, St. John’s University, Cornell University, Boston College and Boston University.


Dawnwood Middle School seventh grade student LaRawn Robinson is a constant presence on the high honor roll and known throughout the school as hardworking, respectful and polite. Aside from his stellar academic record, LaRawn plays saxophone and plays football, basketball and lacrosse. LaRawn has been praised as always eager to help others in the classroom and as an exceptional teammate on sports teams.


Emma Sigault is an eighth grade student at Selden Middle School and has made high honor roll every quarter during her time in middle school. Emma’s teachers universally describe her as a consummate student who has a tremendous work ethic with unwavering integrity. She is an avid soccer player and enjoys basketball and volleyball. Emma hopes to be a pediatric surgeon one day.


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Centereach High School senior Rebecca Walsh.

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Newfield High School senior Anaya Zaineb.

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Dawnwood Middle School seventh grade student LaRawn Robinson.

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Selden Middle School eighth grade student Emma Sigault.