During a recent Board of Education meeting in Lake Ronkonkoma, school board members and district administrators celebrated the top-two students at each of the district's two high schools.
Mackenzie Szlosek and Jayden Reilly are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. Over at Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma, Erika Sneider and Hannah Saglimbeni are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
The Board of Education also recognized high school music students earning honors from the New York State School Music Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Concluding the recognition portion of the meeting, the Board of Education dedicated the Board Room to Salvatore Nicosia, a dedicated community member, author, educator, and social worker who was a longtime advocate for education and frequent attendee of the Board of Education meetings. Nicosia died in September at 92. He dedicated his life to promoting quality education and worked tirelessly to spread its importance wherever he went, according to the school district. The Board Room is located in the Board of Education Annex at Samoset Middle School in Lake Ronkonkoma.