Sporting events, concerts, awards dinners, yard sales and, of course, graduation and Father’s Day make this time of year exciting and hectic. Take time to enjoy every moment as we get ready to kick off summer in the next few weeks.
Congratulations go out to so many of our students this week. Of course, kudos to Mattituck High School valedictorian Courtney Murphy and salutatorian Daniel Parks. It takes hard work and focus to get to this level of achievement. Mattituck hosted a breakfast last week with state Sen. Ken LaValle and all North Fork valedictorians and salutatorians. It’s always nice to celebrate our talented young people.
The same morning, principal Shawn Petretti hosted the year’s last Breakfast of Champions, which recognized the following students: Josh Starzee, Hunter Hedges, Christopher Molchan, Amber Rochon, Cavan Gardner, Carly Woods, Julie Krudop, Lauren Bihm and Karen Carrillo. Congratulations!
Kait’s Angels, inspired by the life of Kaitlyn Doorhy, and the MHS Friends of Music will host a Designer Handbag Wingo fundraiser this Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Osprey’s Dominion in Southold. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe for $40 or at the door for $50. Seating is limited.
Congratulations to Carter Montgomery, a recent winner in the Suffolk County Film Office’s First Exposure High School best in show screen event for his film “Nightmare on Sesame Street.”
Soccer fans looking for a fun way to support the U.S. Women’s National Team in its quest for a World Cup Championship can gather on the MHS lawn tomorrow night, June 12, to watch the team play Sweden. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the game starts at 8. Donations will be accepted to support the our local girls’ soccer program. Face painting and raffles will be part of the evening. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and wear red, white and blue!
Happy birthday to the following folks in the weeks ahead: Karen Ross, Carolyn Boeckman, Danielle Hudson, Samantha Kent, Lia Benedetto, Jean Mohoney, Addie Capello, Taylor DiVello, Maryanne Fitzgerald, Ryan Poole, Jordan Viola, Steven Sweeney, Scott Smith, Ray Nine, Alexis Burns and Daniel Brisotti.
The Mattituck-Cutchogue PTSA invites all members to its year-end celebration Wednesday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Macari Vineyards. Every member helps the PTSA enhance our kids’ school experience and the group is grateful to everyone who’s made this year a success.
Cathy and Dan Russo and 10 other friends and relatives traveled to Poughkeepsie recently for daughter Marissa’s graduation from Marist College. She has already taken a full-time position in arts education at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Congratulations, Marissa!
The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will meet Wednesday, June 24, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Mattituck. Town officials will discuss current zoning concerns and the future of land use and planning in Mattituck and Laurel. In addition, Bill Toedter, president of the North Fork Environmental Council, will address the question, “What do we want the entrance of Mattituck to look like?” All are welcome.
Brookhaven National Laboratory recently held its ninth Open Space Stewardship Celebration led by Dr. Mel Morris. Twenty-plus schools and over 150 students presented projects, including MHS senior Oliver Orr, who presented a film he produced on a day in the life of the Peconic Estuary.
Commencement exercises at Mattituck High School will take place Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. The 25-year graduates of the Class of 1990 are cordially invited to attend as guests. Seating will be reserved.
Congratulations and best wishes to our graduates and their families. Enjoy the day remembering where you’ve come from and preparing for where you’re headed!
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.