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School spirit is in the air as Sag Harbor celebrates homecoming
School spirit filled the air on Oct. 13-14 as the Sag Harbor School District celebrated homecoming. The festivities kicked off on Friday afternoon with a spirited after-school pep rally in the high school gymnasium. Students clapped and cheered as this year’s athletic teams were announced. The event culminated with a student dance off. Following the pep rally, a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the school’s revamped backfield was held. The members of the girls and boys soccer teams assisted in the official ribbon cutting, running out onto the natural grass field for the first time. In dedicating the field, Superintendent Katy Graves said, “This field will be a tremendous resource and asset for our teams and our community for many years.” The backfield, which came to fruition over the summer, also features a new scoreboard and steps. Homecoming celebrations continued on Friday, with several sporting events, including varsity and junior varsity volleyball and a varsity soccer game. The evening featured a festive homecoming carnival, field games, dodge ball and Gaga ball, as well as a lip sync battle between freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Despite rain, school spirit ensued on Saturday morning as students marched in a colorful homecoming parade, which was followed by class skits and sport events, including field hockey, an alumni game and a varsity boys soccer game. As part of the homecoming celebrations, students in kindergarten through sixth grade also participated in sporting clinics, coached by student-athletes, coaches and physical education teachers.
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Student musician named as All-State Performer
Jack Nolan, a student-musician at Pierson High School in the Sag Harbor School District, has been prestigiously named as an All-State performer based on his solo performance during the New York State Music Association’s adjudications last spring. As part of the All-State honor, Nolan, a junior, will perform at the NYSSMA Winter Conference, which will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Rochester, New York. In addition to singing in his school’s chorus, Nolan is also a member of his school’s Model UN. The district extends its congratulations Nolan.
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Sag Harbor student creates mentoring program for peers
Sag Harbor senior Sophie Lattanzio has started a new mentoring program at Pierson High School that aims to provide peer support to International Baccalaureate students. It’s called iBuddies. After taking a college tour over the summer and learning about peer mentoring programs provided to freshmen, Lattanzio said she thought a similar program would be beneficial for IB students at her school. “Going into my junior year of high school was intimidating to me, especially entering into a program that seemed foreign at first,” she explained. “Many of the people in my grade, including me, wish we had a mentor — someone to talk to about presentations, grading policies and the IB Diploma as a whole.” Just a few days before the start of school, Lattanzio, with the assistance of Pierson High School Assistant Principal Michael Guinan, got the program off the ground by enlisting 12 senior IB students to serve as mentors to 33 juniors. “Our hope is that the program builds relationships and camaraderie among students while transferring some of the knowledge gained by the veterans of the program,” Guinan said. “This group will also provide support for students through an extremely challenging academic year.” So far, iBuddies have met twice with plans to join together for other events, including a trivia night at John Jermain Memorial Library. In addition to providing activities for students to spend time and learn from each other, the program will assist IB students to fulfill their CAS (creativity, activity and service) requirement. “My hope is that students in the program gain a unique learning experience, study skills, organizational times, as well as insight on how to tackle challenges,” said Lattanzio. In addition to leading iBuddies, Lattanzio is involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Katy’s Courage, is a member of the Sag Harbor Community rowing team, president of the National Honor Society and member of the Interact Club.
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