On Monday, March 23, the Syosset Central School District Board of Education held a regularly scheduled board meeting.
The board honored student athletes including junior Nick Arujau, who was recognized for his status as the two-time New York State Wrestling Champion, and an impressive 85-match winning streak. Fellow junior Rachel Ngu was commended for her role in winning the Girls 600-Meter Relay at State Championships (Ngu ran the third leg of the race.) Ngu was also included when members of the Girls Cross Country team were honored for their win at Nassau County Championships and their fifth-place standing at State Championships.
In addition, members of the girls basketball team were celebrated for their first-place finish in the Nassau County Championships, the first girls basketball team from Syosset High School to achieve that victory.
Following the athletic portion of the program, School Board President Dr. Marc Herman announced Syosset High School's distinction as the only school in New York State to have been awarded the 2009 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, an honor only awarded to schools with exceptional AP programs.
The board then voted on 27 resolutions, all of which were approved. Among the approved resolutions were Probationary Appointments of Teaching Assistants, Additional Pay for Coaches and Authorization for Recycling Program with Royal Recycling Solutions for South Woods Middle School. There were no questions, nor were there discussion items.
In an unusual but welcome addition to the agenda, Syosset High School students performed several musical numbers from their recent production of Thoroughly Modern Millie for the members of the board, as well as the audience.