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Soccer Star Commits to St. John’s

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Amityville’s two-time captain of the varsity soccer team, Mauricio Rivas, signed his Letter of Intent on May 7 to play Division I soccer at St. John’s University this fall.

This year, Rivas scored 17 goals, many of them game-winners, on his way to leading the Warriors to the playoffs the past two out of three years. He helped Amityville soccer win its first playoff game since 1986.

The soccer star is also at the head of the classroom, ranked 15th in this year’s graduating class.

Rivas will play under the Red Storm’s head coach David Masur, a former professional soccer player. As head coach, Masur led St. John’s to a NCAA National Championship in 1996.

Amityville Art Honor Society Inducts Eight New Members

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Eight students were recently inducted into the High School Chapter of Amityville’s National Art Honor Society in a ceremony at the high school auditorium.

National Art Honor Society advisor Jayne Grasso welcomed guests before turning the program over to student officers – Etiana Coley Mells, Brianna York, Ebony Derr. Asatria Wade, Julissa Velasquez. Josue Reyes, and Julia Wood.  

The induction featured the traditional candle-lighting ceremony and a year-in-review video montage, followed by the presentation of the NAHS senior tassels to be worn at this year’s commencement.

Special guest Eric Hutchison, an artist, writer and computer engineer, addressed the audience as well as current and new inductees.

Amityville now boasts 25 members of the National Art Honor Society.


Student Artwork on Display at Local Museum

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Amityville art students had their artwork showcased in the annual “Colors of Long Island” student art exhibit at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. The students representing Amityville in this regional exhibit were Sarai Mullings and Justice Wright (Northeast); Giselle Yarborough and Malachi Davis (Northwest); Samantha Lima and Daniela Moore (Park Avenue Elementary); Anjelia Cortes and Mary Dexter (Edmund W. Miles MS); and Brianna York, Jimmy Tavarez, and Brianna Alvarenga (Amityville High School).

The exhibition, which loosely compiles student interpretations of its title theme, was held at the Visitor’s Center building of the Long Island Museum through April 26. A student reception was held on March 8.

Congratulations to all of the district art teachers who assisted these students as they prepared their work for submission to this regional event.   

Tuesday, May 26, 2015