Sixteen juniors from four South Fork high schools were honored Monday night at an East Hampton Star Academic All-Star awards dinner at East Hampton Point restaurant. David Rattray, the editor of the newspaper, introduced representatives of the Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Pierson, and Ross schools, who, in turn, introduced their nominees and spoke about each student's accomplishments.
The awards are given each year to recognize high-school juniors' academic excellence as well as talents and contributions to their schools and communities. School administrators make the individual selections.
From East Hampton, the students were: Michael Burns, Laura Gunderson, Brock Lownes, Ian Lynch, Elias Van Sickle, and Nicolas Zablotsky.
Pierson High School named Joseph S. Faraguna, Rachel Saidman, Timothy Megna, and Sara Hartman. Bridgehampton selected Vanessa Cruz and Made Aditya Nugraha. The Ross School tapped Kate Nelson, Gavin Nelson, Sam Kramer, and Isabell Milligan.
Made Aditya Nugraha, Vanessa Cruz
East Hampton High School
Elias Van Sickle, Brock Lownes, Nicolas Zablotsky, Michael Burns, Laura Gunderson. (Not shown: Ian Lynch)
Pierson High School
Timothy Megna, Rachel Saidman, Sara Hartman. (Not shown: Joseph C. Faraguna)
Sam Kramer, Gavin Nelson, Kate Nelson, Isabell Milligan