Celebrating the many successes of its students’ artistic talent, character, academic successes, leadership and citizenship, Copiague School District held its Superintendent’s Art Gallery Inductees and Student Recognition Awards ceremony prior to the May 23 board of education meeting in the Copiague Middle School auditorium.
District administrators, faculty and board of education members gathered with invited students and their guests to celebrate their successes.
The Superintendent’s Art Gallery inductees – 38 pieces of art – were on display for the audience to enjoy. Each student was presented with a certificate to acknowledge their achievement.
In 1996, the Superintendent’s Art Gallery began when the Copiague art teachers selected several pieces of student artwork to display. Through the years, the collection has grown to provide a showcase of student artwork in corridors and offices in each of the schools. Each of the framed pieces is identified by a brass plate noting the student-artist’s name, grade level and year the piece was completed.
The Student Recognition Awards highlight students for their outstanding achievements. They are presented twice a year to a small number of students for their special accomplishments.
“Publicly recognizing excellence is our way of celebrating some of the great successes of the Copiague schools’ programs and, at the same time, enabling us to showcase outstanding role models to our school community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon.
Thirty-seven students were honored during the ceremony, as board of education members read a brief description from teachers and principals on why the students were designated for the honor.
Date Added: 6/15/2022