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Posted on: July 8, 2020

16 Young Scholars Awarded by Legislator Piccirillo with the Character of Excellence Award

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16 Young Scholars Awarded by Legislator Piccirillo with the Suffolk County Character of Excellence Award


Last month, Suffolk County Legislator Anthony A. Piccirillo honored 16 young scholars throughout the 8th Legislative District. 5th grade students from Bayport Blue Point, Connetquot, Sachem and Sayville School Districts were honored at their moving up ceremonies with the 8th Legislative Districts Suffolk County Character of Excellence Award. Each Elementary School in the 8th Legislative District nominated a graduating 5th grader with the prestigious award. This award goes to a student who represents the school and community well both in school and at home. Award recipients all demonstrate integrity, accountability, character, solid decision making skills and helps peers without being asked.

The award which started under Presiding Officer Bill Lindsay Sr., helps to highlight the exemplary characteristics shown by our youth who demonstrate the ability to grow into strong and resourceful adults. “I was happy to continue the tradition of giving these young scholars a much deserving award” said Legislator Piccirillo. “Although the school year was cut short for traditional learning; and moving up ceremonies looked different this year, we insured that each student received their award and were celebrated” added the Legislator.

As traditional graduation ceremonies were canceled, the Legislator found ways to celebrate the award winners, “From drive through celebrations, to video messages, to personal letters; my office ensured that these students were recognized for their outstanding achievements” stated the Legislator. 


The following students were honored for their outstanding achievements in Character:


Academy Street Elementary School -Lily Castka

Sylvan Avenue Elementary School- Lillian Turk

Blue Point Elementary School- Phoebe Brownie

Edward J. Bosti Elementary School- AnnaSophia Murphy

Idle Hour Elementary School- Avery Getty

John Pearl Elementary School- Emma Marchetti

Grundy Avenue Elementary School- Bret Auricchio

Hiawatha Elementary School- Umayma Zaman

Merrimac Elementary School- Gianna Ciancuielli 

Cayuga Elementary School- Aditya Ananth

Waverly Avenue Elementary School- Anabelle Skillman

Wenonah Elementary School-Emma Brezak

Cherry Avenue Elementary School- Cole Canterella

Lincoln Avenue Elementary School- Tessa Meehan

Lincoln Avenue Elementary School- Anna Shea

Sunrise Drive Elementary School- Cooper Rubino


Congratulations to the award winners and the rest of the 2020 graduating class of 5th graders!

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