Mixing Kindness and Academic Excellence

The Miller Place School District recently recognized 12 students from Miller Place High School for their random acts of kindness and stellar educational achievement. Students either received an Outstanding Acts of Kindness (OAK) or Outstanding Academic Recognition (OAR) award at a breakfast in the presence of family and friends.

“We are thrilled to recognize these twelve students who go above and beyond in the classroom, inside the high school, and throughout the surrounding community—a representation of what all Miller Place educators seek to inspire in our students,” said Dr. Marianne Cartisano, Superintendent of Miller Place School District. “These twelve students’ high marks in rigorous courses, participation in extracurriculars, and their commitment to being positive role models for their peers make our District extremely proud. Congratulations to all involved in these wonderful achievements.”

Students who qualify for the OAK award have been “caught” in the act of being great by displaying selfless behavior. One example is when a student helps a peer or faculty member in need with no expectation of material return. These students demonstrate the sense of spirit the District aims to achieve throughout the school community and serve as role models for others in the building. Recipients of the OAK award this year include Tristan Bailey, Jake Froese, David Miekley, Mary Rozensky, Jack Soldano, and Christopher Waldemar.

To meet the requirements for the OAR award, students must distinguish themselves as academic inspirations and have successfully risen to the educational challenges presented to them. These students either met long-term goals or are students who have exhibited commendable improvement. This year’s recipients include Alexis Biscardi, Dylan Flerx, Charlotte Gann, Ann Marie McNulty, Lily Newman, Emma Walsh.

For more information about the Miller Place School District, please visit the District’s website atwww.millerplace.k12.ny.us.