Recognizing the District’s Community of Leaders

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Prior to the June 12 Board of Education meeting, students enrolled at Reinhard, Winthrop Avenue and Shore Road schools were recognized for achievement in school service and academics during the annual Recognition Night.

Board Vice President Maryanne Kelly congratulated the students on their achievements during the 2017-18 school year and thanked them for their leadership contributions to the school community. To those in attendance, she said, “These students took time out of their day to make Bellmore special.” 

Fifty-six Student Advisory Council reporters from Reinhard and Shore Road and Winthrop Avenue School and Winthrop Avenue Student Advisory Council Leaders Daniel Lin (president), Casey Cerami (vice president) and Jared Cohen (secretary) were honored for school service. 

The SAC Reporters are as follows:

Reinhard: Jordan Belferder, Sidnee Beller, Taylor Bernard, Alexis Burbank, Kaitlyn Cerrotta, Matthew Dobrowolski, Jayden Flores, Kayleigh Herlihy, Merav Kichel, Zachary Kolberg, Aidan Kregler, Owen Krukas, Ethan Litman, Olivia Macolino, Sophia Maltes, Sofia Mazzaferro, Nathaniel Milaccio, Nicolas Pasquariello, Madelin Rich, William Shuart, Emma Sipin, Rio Skillman, Bryn Stern and Breanna Zobkiw

Shore Road (grade 5): Nikki Ayoub, Sophia Benno, William Cona, Hunter Goldberg, Paige Gomez-Nieto, Patrick Himmel, Tali Kichel, Genamarie Kotanidis, Chase Krinsky, Billie Lombardo, Gabriella Schechtman, Alexander Schweitzer, Jordan Vaughan, Alessandro Walaitis, Cooper Warren, Mackenna White, Skylar White and Jake Yandolino

Shore Road (Grade 6): Sophia Bouza, Preston Bowman, Max Broder, Adrianna Califano, Danielle Carlino, Zachary Cohen, Gianna Gampero, Alexa Gaspar, Jake Heymach, Sean Irving, Alexis Pizzirusso, Jack Rosa, Jack Sarosy and Tyler Schwartz 

In addition, Jenna Blacker (first place) and Liam Marrow (second place) from Winthrop Avenue School and Kyle Kirshenbaum (first place) and Ariana Khan (second place) were honored for their fourth-grade and sixth-grade spelling bee talents, respectively. 
Board trustee Jay L.T. Breakstone also received a coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from New York State School Boards Association Director for Nassau County Robert Schoen for school leadership.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Famularo and the board of education also granted retirement to Reinhard librarian Theresa Ventimiglia, who has served the district for the past 20 years.

The Bellmore School District congratulates the students, Mr. Breakstone and Ms. Ventimiglia on their continuous improvement and leadership, making the district a “Community of Learners.”