LB Recognizes Athletes and Artists at Board of Ed. Meeting

At its Dec. 10 meeting, the Long Beach Public Schools’ Board of Education recognized a number of students who have earned outstanding achievements in the arts and athletics.

Director of Media, Visual and Performing Arts Julia Lang-Shapiro distributed certificates to Long Beach Middle School students Lucia Tomicick, Chloe Casey and Anthony Scarpello, who received awards in the Sustainable Long Island “Reduce Rain Runoff” challenge under the direction of teacher Laura Swan. Lucia won first place, while Chloe and Anthony took Honorable Mentions.

Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Arnold Epstein led the acknowledgments for swim team members who excelled during their fall season. Coached by John Skudin, Lynn Volosevich and Phil Cabasino, athletes Maggie Aroesty, Joan Cash, Morgan Harrington and Kristen Romano took State Champion and All American Swimmer titles. Caroline Farrell and Kaley Skarren were named All State and All American Swimmers.
The meeting also included a presentation on the district’s special education program. Pupil Personnel Services Department administrators Sabrina Cantore, Kim Ligouri, Vincent Russo and Vicki Batkin reviewed the opportunities that the district offers as well as statistics on staffing and student enrollment.