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Mattituck News: Centennial celebration at MHS

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO  |  The celebration begins outside Mattituck High school Saturday afternoon following graduation.
Mattituck High School students celebrate at last year’s graduation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

So many things give us cause for celebration this time of year. On Saturday, Mattituck High School’s centennial class will celebrate its commencement at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. Alumni representing many decades, from the 1930s to the present, will attend, along with the traditional representatives from 25 years ago. William Green will speak on behalf of the Class of 1989. May the journey ahead for the members of the Class of 2014 be filled with triumphs and moments you will never forget. Make your mark on the world as you have made it on Mattituck High!

A little news from the Polistena family. Not only did Caity complete med school last month, she also has wedding bells in her future! She and longtime boyfriend Armand Gottlieb were engaged in March and plan a July 2015 wedding. Sounds like Caity’s having a great year!

Congratulations to high school art student Ramzi Butler-Kelly, who received a Silver Award from Dowling College for her outstanding art in the third annual Art Students of Long Island Portfolio Project exhibit. Ramzi’s work was among 142 pieces of art on display, This was the first year awards were given at the exhibit.

Ensign Corey Best of Cutchogue, a 2009 MHS graduate and 2013 graduate of Boston University, is serving as a gunnery officer on the USS Oscar Austin, which recently hosted the 70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, and is currently underway in the Baltic Sea.

Bravo to this month’s MHS “Breakfast of Champions” participants: Laurel Bertolas, Shane Uher, Sean Gramberg, Matteo Pelligrino, Charley Claudio, Mary Wilton, Nikita Siracussano, Desirae Hubbard, Eric Richards and Dennis O’Rourke.

Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society is seeking vendors for its annual lawn sale on July 5 at the society’s complex. The cost for vendors is $40 per table; set-up is at 6 a.m. Contact Lauren at 298-1930.

‘The Anniversary Waltz’ plays June 26 for Bernadette and Dennis Deerkoski and, for the 44th time, for Lenny and Marjorie Llewellyn on the 28th.

Birthday balloons will fly for the following in the next two weeks: Ray Nine, Alexis Burns, Daniel Brisotti, Adam Hug, Stephanie Sweeney, John Motto, Stephen and Chris Milner, Blaise Bennardo and Tim Smith.

And a special birthday shout-out to Frank Zaneski, who turns 95 today, June 19.

A Family Water Safety Day sponsored by SoutholdVOICE will take place Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Town Beach on Route 48. The free event will feature water safety exhibits, demonstrations, games and educational fun to provide information and ideas to keep your family safe this summer.

My summer plans include continuing to help students registered to travel to Spain next spring raise funds to offset the cost of their educational tour. One of the big fundraisers is a yard sale at the high school on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If anyone has items they’d like to donate, they can be dropped off at 8 a.m.

R031209_Arslanian_RContact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.