Legislator Tom Donnelly recently joined New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern, Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, and Legislator Susan A. Berland Esq. in honoring student-athletes from Half Hollow Hills at the district’s January 7 school board meeting.
Held at Otsego Elementary School in Dix Hills, fall sports’ student achievements were recognized by educators and community leaders and the young athletes received accolades and County Proclamations from Legislators Donnelly, Berland and Gregory. Honored from the 17th Legislative District were Lauren Cherkin, Suffolk County Doubles Tennis Champion, Sophia Zao, a 2018 NYS swimming qualifier (100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, and 200 Freestyle Relay) and Nick Alessio, West Prucha and Michael Stone, all members of the 2018 Half Hollow Hills High School West Championship Boys Football Team. Other student-athletes were honored by their respective legislators.
"It's always a pleasure to recognize student-athletes, whom we know work so hard to excel in both the areas of academics and athletics," said Legislator Donnelly. "I congratulate them on a job well done and for bringing a few championships to Half Hollow Hills."