Morgan McGivern

The message in a bottle that washed up on Plum Island.Christine Sampson
Tom Dwyer, a geologist, examined the bottle that contained the students' message, which washed up on the shore of Plum Island in March.Christine Sampson
Jocelyn Jarro said she got "a boost of energy" from ringing the Plum Island bell, which stands as a tribute to the lighthouse keepers who used it to keep mariners safe in foggy weather.Christine Sampson
Sixteen students and two teachers, Lee Mohlere and David Cataletto, gathered for a group photo in front of the Plum Island lighthouse, which was built in 1869.Christine Sampson
A view of one of the shores of Plum Island.Christine Sampson
From left to right, Rosa Perez, Ashly Morales, and Genesys Dominguez displayed shells they found on the beach. However, keeping the shells was against the rules.Christine Sampson
Cosmo Hamada skipped stones into the water as his classmate Jeison Ballesteros looked on.Christine Sampson
Kailey Anderson and Isabella Gonzalez took a selfie in front of the fresh water lake on Plum Island.Christine Sampson
James Farrell showed off a shell he found on the beach at Plum Island.Christine Sampson

‘It made us feel like we were special,’ said one East Hampton fifth grader
A student in Lee Mohlere’s social studies class at John J. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton took a picture of the Plum Island lighthouse. Christine Sampson
Tom Dwyer is a geologist who works for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. He showed children aerial photos of the East End, including Plum Island, and pointed out where the students’ message in a bottle was found. Christine SampsonChristine Sampson
David Cataletto, a teacher, and a group of students got an up-close look at the fresh water lake on Plum Island, which is home to diverse populations of wildlife.

Kendall Stedman secured a spot at the New York State Congress science fair on May 30 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Joe Malave

"Atlantic Terrace" by Brenden Snow Brendan Snow
Brenden Snow, a senior, won first place for his photograph "Atlantic Terrace."East Hampton High School
Mia Karlin-Cappello, a junior, was awarded second place for her digital collage titled "Unknown Paradise."Representative Lee Zeldin's office
Mia Karlin-Cappello's digital collage titled "Unknown Paradise"Mia Karlin-Cappello