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Fundraising for Paws of War

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Westhampton Beach Middle School National Junior Honor Society students are working to raise money for Paws of War, which provides service dogs to veterans free of charge. For the fundraiser, the students are selling limited edition Westhampton Beach Middle School shirts for $10 each. Prior to starting the fundraiser, the students met with representatives of Paws of War and learned more about the organization.

Date Added: 4/12/2024

Westhampton Beach students excel during mock trial competition

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Westhampton Beach Middle School mock trial class members won three out of four cases during the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Annual Mock Trial tournament at Suffolk County Community College.

“This was super impressive for Westhampton's first time competing,” said teacher Kelly Massaro. “Far more important than the win was seeing my students suited and confident, thinking critically, and using their voices to enforce the law.”

During the competition, 31 mock trial students competed against four other middle schools in a mock criminal case. The cases were presided over by Supreme Court judges and district attorneys.

Prior to the competition, Westhampton Beach students prepared two defense and two prosecution teams that included lawyers and witnesses. They also conducted legal research and mastered all aspects of a trial, including openings, closings, objections, submitting evidence, creating a theory for the case, direct examination, cross examination and redirect.

The students were also fortunate enough to have private practice lawyer Thomas Gibbons assist in preparing them.

“He is an expert not only in the law, but also in guiding the students through all the intricacies of criminal trials in a way that helped them grow as thinkers and potential lawyers,” said Massaro. “We are so grateful for his generous donation of time and teaching.”

Date Added: 4/10/2024

Westhampton Beach MS NJHS inductees named

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Westhampton Beach Middle School is proud to announce that 71 students have been named National Junior Honor Society members. The students were officially inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony.

To be eligible for membership, the students were required to maintain an unweighted GPA of 92 or better, meet the standards of leadership, service, citizenship and character, and complete community service.

Westhampton Beach Middle School congratulates the following inductees: Caleb Ali, Leonidas Anastasopoulos, Adriana Armijos, Taylor Bigora, Chloe Blowes, Jason Bookamer, Ava Borruso, Abigail Camacho, Colbie Canty, Briana Carmona, Jude Dawson, Charlotte Dennehy, Serafina DiBiaso, Teagan Dorn, Louis Farano, Casey Farrell, Clare Farrell, Jemma Farruggia, Jaynelle Breanne Fernandez, Heather Gdula, Jack Gibbons, Darryn Green, Sophia Guzman, Penelope Hahn, Emilia Harrington-Matros, Grace Hart, Jake Hart, Harry Hebberd, Travis Hefter, Hailey Heptig, Winter Hinck, Cameron Hipp, Kai Katevatis, Lily Krentzman, Niko Leontaritis, Michael Litjens, Jordan Lukert, Jonathan Marden, Mia Mastropierro, Isabelle McCarthy, Morgan McCarty, Noah Murphy, Christian Naclerio, Julianna Najdzion, Maeve O'Connor, Channing O'Neil, Nicholas Paga, Lucas Palmer, Benjamin Presutti, Leah Ravin, Angela Rea, Sebastian Rivera, Maria Rodriguez, Jacob Ryvicker, Katelyn Salerno, Levi Salvi, Filip Sanczenko, Samuel Sarocky, Ari Schneider, Daniel Schumacher, Madeleine Sinclair, Samuel Snyder Jr., Edgar Socop Chan, Zion Stokes, William Sultan, Rowan Toolan, Beatrice Tunney, Mia Velez, Lily Warchol, Sophia Zaleski and Elly Ziccardi.

Date Added: 4/8/2024