Commencement for Mattituck High School seniors will be this Saturday at 10 a.m. in the high school auditorium, and it’s no surprise that there are still awards to bestow and students to congratulate. Congratulations to the Class of 2011. The world waits for you with open arms! Enjoy the journey!
At the junior high level, two very special character education awards were given recently. Each year, the state Attorney General’s office acknowledges two eighth-graders for commitment, courage and character. This year’s recipients of the Triple “C” Award were Gebriel Sierra and Susan Veitch. Congratulations!
The following Mattituck students were recognized for artwork displayed during last month’s student art exhibit. Best in Show awards went to Patricija Markovaite for the high school and Oliver Orr for junior high. Other winners included Colin Keil, first place, drawing; Morgan Gildersleeve, first place, painting; Eric Marcus, first place, photography; Ashley Goeller, first place, mixed media: and Emily Fliss, first place, three-dimensional. Honorable mentions for this exhibit went to Casey Grathwohl, Rebecca Grohoski, Kaitlin Simome, Nicole Palladini, Kira Buckle, Caitlin Penny, Brette Rosen, Elly Bergen, James Nish, Robert Veitch, Dawn Rochon, Carolyn Keil, Ethan Jackson, Corrine Reda, Carolyn Marlborough and Justin McKinney. Congratulations one and all!
June is a month for taking vows and the following brides and grooms will be remembering wedding days this week. Happy anniversary to Claire and Bob Foos on June 25; Bernadette and Dennis Deerkoski on the 26th; Bernadette and Wallace Mahoney, celebrating 52 years of marriage on the 27th; and Lenny and Marjorie Llewellyn, who toast 41 years together on the 28th.
Bev Wowak wants to remind everyone about Mattituck-Laurel Library’s book discussion on “China Lake” by Meg Gardine on Tuesday, June 21, at 4 p.m. The title for the next discussion, on Tuesday, July 19, at 4 p.m., is a classic: “Double Indemnity” by James M. Cain. Books will be available to pick up soon. Summer’s a great time to read a good book!
Despite a rainy start, the Strawberry Festival was once again a success. Thanks to all the volunteers and visitors for taking time to enjoy this yearly event. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Doorhy — this year’s Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Queen!
Birthday wishes go out this week to Stephanie Sweeney on June 27, John Motto on the 28th and Blaise Bennardo on the 29th.
The Class of 2017 celebrated a milestone during their moving-up ceremony this past week. The class reminisced using their own reflections and a slide show of their years at Cutchogue East. Congratulations and best of luck in seventh grade!