Education



After a friend’s death in Haiti earthquake, a commitment to helping endures
Stephanie Crispinelli’s mission continues thanks to the efforts of her family and friends like Sarina Peddy of East Hampton, who flew to Jamaica in April to build the seventh Steph’s Place school on the island. Photos Courtesy of Sarina Peddy
Sarina Peddy and volunteers working on the 1,300-square-foot school, which took four days to construct.
Ready for the start of school: Steph’s Place 7 in Galina, a remote region of Jamaica. Plans for Steph’s Place 8 are already underway.

Troubles at home, at scbool, and with language, but now their futures await
Despite winning roughly $30,000 in local scholarships, Francesca Denaro still needs to work all summer before she heads to Marist College, where she will study finance. Judy D’Mello
Cristina Paucar, a Bridgehampton graduate, will attend the Fashion Institute of Technology this fall. Judy D’Mello


Clad in caps and “gowns,” prekindergartners graduating from the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center on Friday morning got a diploma and a red carnation. Judy D’Mello
Joanne Pilgrim/Judy D'Mello
Judy D'Mello


The graduating members of the class of 2017 at Bridgehampton High School received their diplomas in a ceremony on Sunday. Bastienne Schmidt photos
Max Cheng, the class valedictorian, spoke of the stark financial inequalities in Bridgehampton and of how proud he is of his school.
Elijah Jackson danced down the aisle after receiving his diploma.


The graduating students were all smiles at the commencement ceremony on Friday evening. Durell Godfrey photos
John Ryan Sr., a longtime member of the school board, hugged his granddaughter Marikate Ryan after presenting her with her diploma.
Members of the graduating class anxiously awaited their diplomas.
Diego Avila and his family mark the moment with a photo.
Cameron Kavanaugh with his father, John Kavanaugh
The class valedictorian, Philipe Zablotsky