Newfield High School Library Gets its Own Logo

Recently, Newfield High School students in Computer Graphics 2 and College Computer Graphics classes competed in the Newfield High School Library Logo Design Contest after learning about the art of designing logos in their classes.

“I am always incredibly amazed by our students’ talents,” said Newfield High School art teacher Ms. McIntrye. “These students brought creativity, style, and nuance to their designs, showing a keen understanding of how to use their computer graphic skills in creating their logo designs. Hands-on exercises like this give our students a sense of the work they might be doing if they pursue a career in commercial design.”

It was a competitive contest with submissions representing a multitude of original design concepts and approaches. Congratulations to the winner, Daniel Savage, Junior, and finalists Idania Nunez, Junior, and Brian Padilla Alvarado, Senior. Daniel won a $25 Caffe Amici gift card and Idania and Brian received coupons to enjoy a free cookie from Panera Bread as well as a free sundae from Apple Bees!

“This was an excellent collaboration between the Computer Graphic classes and the library,” said Newfield High School Library Media Specialist Ms. Cook. “Daniel’s winning design is now being used on the Newfield Library’s website and letterhead. It’s truly amazing to use our own students’ original design for our logo!”

21 Centereach High School Career and Technical Education Seniors Receive National Technical Honor Society Graduation Cords at NTHS Induction Ceremony

Centereach High School’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recently held its annual Induction Ceremony, at which 21 graduating seniors received their NTHS graduation cords and 27 new career and technical education students were inducted into the honor society.

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an educational non-profit organization that honors, recognizes, and empowers students and educators in career and technical education (CTE). Founded in 1984, NTHS provides opportunities that encourage the pursuit of higher education in related fields and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive skilled workforce. NTHS highlights the achievements of their top CTE students and provides them with scholarships.

Centereach High School NTHS Advisors Michele Bradley and Laura Michaels noted that the continued interest in the NTHS at Centereach is a testament to the value CTE students gain from participating in the honor society. They both pointed out that CTE students, through their CTE course selections and through involvement in the NTHS, are gaining a foot up in career preparation, which is a decided advantage in their college and future career pursuits. 

Middle Country Central School District Blooms with Continued Success

Middle Country Central School District Announces its Students of the Month of February 2022

With Spring around the corner, and schools slowly gearing up for their winter recess, Middle Country Central School District is excited to announce the students who have surpassed academic expectations throughout the year. For the month of February, the Middle Country School District is honoring Keyana Demosthene, Allyson Short, Alaina Castaldo, and Max Cherry as students of the month.

 “It is important to highlight our students and their achievements. Each month, we are honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of four outstanding secondary students whose ’ dedication to excellence both in and outside of the classroom is exemplary,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, Superintendent of Schools. “A round of applause to Keyana, Allyson, Alaina, and Max for all their hard work!”

Keyana Demosthene, a Centereach High School senior, actively participates in many of her school’s functions such as the Thanksgiving Food Drive, the PTSA Fashion Show, and Adopt-a-Child. She is a member of the Centereach High School’s Bible Club, the French Honor Society, the Yearbook Club, and the newly formed Medical Professions Club. Keyana’s current weighted GPA is 96 and she will graduate in June completing four AP courses and an additional six college-level courses.

Allyson Short is a valued thespian at Newfield High School. She is currently an active member of the Drum Club, a member of every choir the school offers, and has been active and cast in musicals and drama productions since 6th grade. She is also the secretary of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Vice President of the Thespian Honor Society, and a three-time first-place winner of the Island Idol Competition, second place overall in Suffolk’s Got Talent, and was selected as a soprano vocalist for All-State Chorus. This past May, Allyson was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education. Allyson has been accepted to Molloy and  Marymount Manhattan College where she will be majoring in musical theatre with the hopes of becoming a Broadway star.

Alaina Castaldo is an exceptional 8th – grade student at Dawnwood Middle School. Alaina has been a member of the Dawnwood band for the last three years. Outside of the classroom, Alaina has been a competitive gymnast for nearly 10 years and practices a minimum of 18 hours a week. Alaina’s combined average from her academics when she was in 6th and 7th grade was an astounding 99.05 and her average for the second quarter of this school year is 98.28. Alaina’s dream is to participate in gymnastics in college where she can also explore her passion for robotic engineering.

Max Chery is an athletic 8th-grade student from Selden Middle School. He plays basketball, participates on the wrestling team, and plans to play lacrosse this spring. Max has shown impressive growth each semester despite the difficulties of virtual learning last year and the rigors of the Regents level classes this year. Aside from sports, Max also plays the violin. His dream is to become a football player, a lawyer, or a teacher.

For more information regarding the Middle Country Central School District and its students’ many achievements, please visit the district’s website: