Amityville Memorial High School has named its Students of the Month for September and October. This is a new initiative this year, with the idea coming from the faculty as a way to recognize students.
The September recipients were Karina Aracena, Excel Arguenta, Oscar Hernandez Anyssa Hunter, Maurice McQueen and Kristina Smith. Earning the honor in October were Quanisha Alexandre, Christina Davis, Rosa Galvez, Tim Hermann, Everlyn Lucero and Jacob Marrero.
Three students each month receive the Character Award and three receive the Leadership Award, and are nominated by their teachers. To qualify for the Character Award, students must complete their homework and classwork, have good attendance and display a positive attitude. Students earning the Leadership Award must show the ability to be a good team player, be involved in the school, achieve mastery in their course material and demonstrate excellence during a sports event, club or school-sponsored activity.
Assistant Principal Donna DeFreitas said that it is an honor to be named a Student of the Month, as only six are chosen each month from about 700 in the school. Each honored student will have their photo and certificate displayed outside of the main office.