One-of-a-Kind Design Graces High School’s Hallway

One-of-a-Kind Design Graces High School’s Hallway photo
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During the summer recess, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School underwent quite a transformation. Both interior and exterior construction has given the building a facelift, in addition to many new amenities including a ceramics room, renovated auditorium and electronics computer lab.

However, one of the most colorful renovations is a new flooring design in the main hallway of the building. Thanks to the work of Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School art teachers Christie Layden and Lorraine Ciccotto, the hall’s terrazzo inlay features a unique design for passersby to enjoy whether they are coming or going.

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta asked the art teachers to create a design for the floor that had a Long Island theme. The two teachers brainstormed and did sketches simultaneously and then combined them to come up with the finished design. 

The new design is representative of Montauk to Manhattan and features the Montauk lighthouse on one side and the New York City skyline and bridge on the other. The different colors of the terrazzo design were mixed and individually poured to create the one-of-a-kind custom look.