By Joan Olivero
As the rest of the students at Oyster Bay High School persevered through midterm week, the Class of 2022 embarked on the annual 10th Grade College Trip from January 22nd-25th. Myself included, 56 students and eight teachers and staff attended this four-day trip down south to explore campuses and gain an understanding of what different universities and colleges offer students.
Students visited many colleges and universities, including Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, George Washington University, NC State and the University of Richmond.
By Stefanie Sadocha
The Oyster Bay High School Student Council is hosting their annual toy drive, spreading holiday spirit to local families in need. The council is collecting new toys to send to the Interreligious Faith and Human Needs Council of Oyster Bay, who will distribute the items to families in the OBEN community. In addition to the toy drive, new and gently used coats are being collected as well.
The students at OBHS play a prominent role in making the drive a success. The OBHS Executive Student Council organizes the event, but it is up to the students to bring in items to make the event a success.
By Ava Aschettino
As the year draws to a conclusion here at OBHS, 2019 was most definitely a memorable one within the community. From hellos and goodbyes, to celebrations and traditions, there were many noteworthy moments this past year. Let’s take a walk down memory lane as we reflect on OBHS’s most memorable events of 2019.
By Ava Aschettino
OBHS proudly welcomes new Supervisor of LOTE (Languages Other Than English), Dr. Marisa Bel.
Hailing from Albany, New York, Dr. Bel attended the University of Albany and graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations. She then attended the College of Saint Rose for her master’s degree and after graduation made her way back to Albany to obtain her doctoral degree in administration. She taught for 10 years as a middle school Spanish teacher and later served as the Supervisor of ENL in the Bethlehem Central School District, which had an immense student body of 6,000 to 7,000 kids.
By Matthew Tepper
Oyster Bay High School welcomes Mr. Kevin Leach, a former science teacher, as the new Assistant Principal for grades 10-12.
Mr. Leach recently shared that his love of earth science began in high school. After tutoring a fellow student, he realized he could have an impact on a peer. The teaching profession sparked his interest after this experience. Mr. Leach went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Space Science and a Master of Arts in Science Education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
By Beryl Rosenberg
Oyster Bay High School welcomed many new teachers to the district for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Pang, the new College and AP Physics teacher, is excited to continue her first year here at OBHS.
Ms. Pang grew up in Jilin, China, and says that from a young age she “always liked to take care of [her] younger cousins,” which led her to choose a career in teaching.
By Jillian Haguisan
Basil is considered one of the most essential spices in cuisine, and Tumminello’s Fine Basil knows that. Established and run by junior Calogero “Cal” Tumminello, the company provides its customers fresh, homegrown basil plants imported directly from Italy.
The basil seeds are imported from a family store in Italy, and then they are grown on Long Island in Cal’s family garden.
While Cal’s garden has always grown various types of herbs, there was no basil. “My dad always talked about growing basil,” Cal shares. “I decided I was going to [grow] it, and then I said, ‘Hey, why don’t I sell it, too?’”
By: Kevin Biggiani
During a recent fun-filled, October Friday evening, thirty-five members of the Oyster Bay High School Wind Ensemble enjoyed a night of bowling at the AMF Syosset Bowl. The conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Mr. Matthew Sisia, organized the event to allow OBHS musicians an opportunity to bond as a group.
Mr. Sisia was “impressed with the number of students who attended the event” and credited the students as a group for coming up with the idea of going bowling.
By Jillian Haguisan
On October 12th, the OBHS Varsity Football Team, the Baymen, faced Carle Place, the Wild Frogs, at the 2019 Homecoming game. Oyster Bay fought tirelessly against Carle Place despite the Wild Frogs’ 23-6 win.
Preparation for Homecoming spanned the week leading up to the big game. The Varsity Cheerleading Team practiced every day in order to perfect their routine in time.
By: Ava Aschettino
On Friday, October 11th, OBHS held its annual pep rally. While some may have only been excited about the shortened class periods, for many, the pep rally is a highly anticipated finale of spirit week. This year, “Movie Genres” was the theme of the event, allowing students to showcase their creativity and garnering some fierce competition