Greenport: Exceptional GHS seniors

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Alexis Hubbard (from left), Nellie Spackman and Katie Pearlstein perform 'You Belong With Me' at the Greenport PTA Talent Show on Friday night.

This is it, folks — my last column of 2010. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t wait to say goodbye to 2010. The year has not been kind and I’m more than ready to say good riddance. Bring on 2011!

The Drama Club at Greenport High School could use your help. They need a dozen or so white button-down shirts in various sizes for their upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” If you can help out, please drop off your donation at the school.

The GHS Audio Visual Club is seeking donations of professional audio and/or video equipment to help upgrade the system in the school’s auditorium. For more information or to arrange a donation, contact Joe Capuano at 477-1950, ext. 223, or [email protected]

Zachary Daniel, grandson of former Greenporters George and Florence Glew, was recently selected for Navy Officer Candidate School, and will report to Newport, R.I., on March 13, 2011. Zachary graduated in May from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. After completing OCS he will attend flight training school in Pensacola, Fla.

I love to report good things happening to good people — and Callie Bubb is one of the best. Callie, a senior at GHS, recently received the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for GHS, recognizing her achievements in scholarship, athletics and citizenship and placing her among the top students in the nation. Congratulations!

But there’s more. Callie and classmate Marvin Rodriguez are both Suffolk Zone Award winners, acknowledging their outstanding achievement as physical education students, scholars and citizens.

As if that weren’t enough, Callie and fellow GHS cheerleaders Holly Sponza and Payge Corazzini earned the title of Elite All Americans and will perform at halftime during the Fed Ex Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Another exceptional GHS senior, Dantré Langhorne, literally brought the game against Bridgehampton to a halt last Wednesday. Just a few minutes into the game, Dantré tipped the ball into the basket and became a member of the elite 1,000-plus point club.

There are a lot of birthdays to mention, as this is the paper’s year-end issue and my last column until Jan. 13. A very happy birthday to Rebecca Rhodes, Katelyn Dunne and Jeannie Jimenez today, Dec. 23; Carol Schott, Holly Weingart, Jason Doucett, Alexandra Georgoulakos on Christmas Day; Holly Sponza on the 26th; Ashley Gagen and Scott Klipp on the 27th; sisters Cindy Mysliborski and Linda Reeves on the 28th; Wayde Manwaring Sr. on the 29th; Christine Dickson, Donald Quarty and Judy Kozora on the 30th; and one of my best friends, Barbara Damiani, as well as Joe Verity and Aaron Pacholk on the 31st.

2011 birthdays begin with Joan Mazzaferro Brown, Toyin Gates and Jon Alaia, on Jan. 1; Kyle Charters, Corry Heaney and Joseph Sieverman on the 2nd; Thalia Dinizio, Doris Eich and Ryan Creighton on the 3rd; my cousin Kristen Chouinard, Seth Tramontana and Leah Keenan Markham on the 4th; another of my cousins, Rose Heaney, Mary Olszewski Mantilla and Tai McKenzie on Jan. 5; Ricky Fiedler, Fred Schoenstein and Jamie Richter on the 7th; Lynn Webster and Randi Parker on the 8th; Carmen Mason, Diane Brockett Eissler and Dale Hughes on the 9th; Rich Fiedler on the 10th; Cedric Davis on the 11th; and Bob Chute, Jamie Santora and Andrew Dzenkowski on the 12th.

Thanks to all of you who have made my job easier by submitting information for this column. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and nothing but the best in the New Year.