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Abby Rolfe Receives the Thomas Cutinella Service Award

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Making a positive impact in her high school career, exhibiting kindness, modesty and selflessness and sharing a genuine concern for improving the condition of the community at large are commitments that have led senior Abby Rolfe to be honored with the Thomas Cutinella Service Award.

Abby was honored virtually by Long Island Radio Broadcasting’s local radio station 101.7 The Beach and the Tour For 54 – Thomas’s jersey number – which honors local high school students with the award to help raise awareness for the Thomas Cutinella Memorial Foundation, named in memory of the athlete and working to inspire and share the fundamental beliefs and values that defined his life.

Abby is known for resiliency in her pursuit of improvement, not only in herself but also in others. A member of the varsity girls soccer team, she helped lead the team to the Long Island Championship this past fall. She also helped the varsity girls basketball team win two consecutive Suffolk County championships and has been with the varsity team since she was in seventh grade. Besides demonstrating her leadership and success in athletics, Abby also sets the example of how to deal with adversity. When faced with the conflict of having no high school softball team at the high school, Abby decided to join the varsity baseball team, taking the challenge head-on and earning a spot in the starting lineup.

In addition to her leadership in athletics, Abby is dedicated to her academics and community. She is a member of several school clubs, has an overall GPA of more than 99 and has more than 500 hours of community service.

“Abby is one of those students that you look at and think, I want my daughter to grow up to be just like her,” Athletic Director Adam Sherrard said. “The way she treats people, carries herself and her tireless work ethic are things that her peers look up to. Abby truly deserved to receive the Thomas Cutinella Award.”

C.A.P. Virtual Meeting - January 20, 2022 at 7:30 - 8:30pm

Virtual Port Jefferson School District Capital Advisory Panel
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Date Added: 1/20/2022

All-State Honors for Senior Luke Filippi

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Earl L. Vandermeulen High School varsity football quarterback Luke Filippi was awarded 1st Team All-State football honors by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Luke is the first Port Jefferson School District football player to be selected 1st Team All-State since Chris Colmer received this award in 1998. Chris went on to play in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition to his outstanding performance in football, Luke is also a standout baseball player. He will play baseball in his freshman year in September 2022 at the University of Albany.

Luke thanked the New York State Sportswriters Association for selecting him to receive the coveted award. “A big thank-you to my teammates, especially the linemen. I wouldn’t have received this award without all of their hard work and support throughout the season,” he said.

Varsity coach Andrew Cosci shared his pride in Luke, stating, “This is a fitting end to a great high school career for this young man. I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Edna Louise Spear Elementary Art Students of the Month

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The Horizon (Early Winter 2022 Edition)

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