The Sentinel, Summer 2013 | Classroom | Teachers

Southold High School

Summer 2013

Volume XVIII, Issue III

Advice For Future High School Students
By: Shelby Pickerell
To those that will walk these halls in years to come, here’s some advice that might make your four years go a little faster: 1. It may sound cliché, but learn to love some part of school to give you something to look forward to each and every day. Try to connect your secret school passion to as many subjects as possible to keep your interest going. 2. Pick one day a week to dress a little nicer than your day-to-day; it will make you feel more confident and happy and even earn you a few compliments! 3. Apply for as much as you can- scholarships, programs, awards, and more are always a welcome gem in the monotony of everyday schoolwork. 4. Fill your schedule with electives not only to help you get into college, but also to keep you from driving yourself insane watching the clock in study hall. You may even find your hidden interest in an elective! 5. Do your homework… Trust me, it never hurts. 6. Take an AP class to challenge yourself. These courses dig into a topic with unprecedented fervor and you’re sure to learn something you never knew before! Walking out of that AP test room is one of the most successful feelings of all. 7. Find the good in every moment. If you only remember the negatives than your high school experience is going to stink. 8. Do something fun during holiday weeks to break up the academic droll. Decorate your locker, make some holiday cards or even bring in some candy to share with friends in order to brighten up everyone’s day. 9. Take pictures throughout high school so you can look back and see how much you have accomplished and how you have changed. 10. Collect memorabilia from concerts, classes, outings, and more and stick them in a box to look at later on down the road. 11. Read some books; it makes you sound smarter in interviews and day-to-day conversations. 12. Take a technology break to cleanse your mind; I feel physically better when I avoid social networks and technology for a little while. 13. Keep track of the news because there is a world beyond Southold and people expect you to at least recognize some outside conflicts and events. 14. Save your dollars so that you can avoid unnecessary stress later on when you want to go on the Europe trip, buy a car, go to college, buy some new clothing or video games, or take a weekend trip with friends. 15. Reach out to new students and ones you’ve never talked to; they could be your best friends but you’ll never know unless you try! 16. Pick a couple of clubs and do everything with them! This will look good for college and build up your dedication and understanding of the clubs’ goals. 17. Go for a run, a bike, a stroll. It’s a destresser and a breath of fresh air. And with that stinking fitness test coming back to bite us, we might actually have to be fit by the end of the year… 18. Start looking at colleges at the end of sophomore year or the summer before junior year. Check out the awesome college search tools on Naviance and College Board for a start! 19. Visit schools that you really like in your junior year so you can change, add to, and take away from the list of schools you plan to apply to. 20. Apply to about ten schools that you love. Have some high goals and some lower ones and hopefully you’ll be happily surprised! 21. Start looking for scholarships at the end of junior year!! There is too much money out there for anyone to be paying for college by themselves. Some of the applications that take a long time may be worth the $5,000 that you may earn!

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Retiring Teachers 3-6

Senior Survey 10-13

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Student Voice
EDITOR AND LAyOUT
Gretchen Walter

CONRTIBUTERS
Will Tondo Dan Stahl Jessica Davey Jackie Davey Morgan Walter Julia Girzadas Julia Bradford Sean Moran Leah LaFreniere Cali Long Nicole Busso

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Will Tondo James Penny

Advisor
Mr. Stahl

Dear Editor,
I just wanted to take a minute to appreciate Mrs. Johnson and all of the many things she does for our school. Not once have I left the library disappointed, or without the help of not only a book, but perhaps some guidance. That is of course discounting the unfortunate occasions when she is not there when I go to visit. From intriguing lessons on how to navigate the VRC, to book discussions and suggestions, I have learned tremendously throughout my few years here – and I’m sure that I am not the only one. Libraries offer so much to schools and to communities, so much more than just books. Not only will the intellects of us students be lost without her next year, but so too will the joy in seeing her warm smile every visit to the library. Enjoy your venture to Germany Mrs. Johnson. We will miss you greatly next year. With love, Jackie Davey

Dear Editor,
Personally, I think that teachers in this school tend to give way too much homework. I take a lot of pride in my work, causing me to feel the need to do all of my assignments to the best of my ability. This is a hard topic to argue, though, because I know that there are few people besides me in this school who care as much about their work as I do. I feel that I always have to do all of my work to the best of my ability, so I am often forced to lose sleep in order to fulfill this standard. I am miserable each night when I come to the realization that I will be up past 10:00 and up early the next morning – usually around 5:00 – just to finish the work that my teachers intended to only take twenty minutes per subject. On the other hand, though, there are many people who take a half hour total to finish their homework, yet they re-

ceive the same amount of credit. So which is betHave you seen the fantastic and exter? Caring too much or not caring at all? tremely artistic photographs and paintings hanging around the school? These are all due to the Yours, fabulous teacher that goes by the name Mr. GosKatie Hunstein nell. If you hear a southern accent, you already know that it is Mr. Gosnell. If you hear the clicking of a camera, you know that it is Mr. Gosnell… Dear Editor, and if you smell the aroma of paint in the air, it It has come to my attention that be- is most likely due to Mr. Gosnell. He is an ideal fore any type of free period, we need to get a pass teacher in my eyes and in the eyes of many othto wherever we are going, and if we are late to that ers as well. He is always there to lend his artistic free period, we are either written up or it counts helping hand in any situation and he is just an easy as a “late.” To me, this seems unfair. How are stu- guy to talk to if your day is going bad. He can turn dents supposed to run to get a pass AND be on your frown upside down in other words. I would time to class? What if someone wants to go to the like to sincerely thank Mr. Gosnell for everything library and has study hall in the junior high wing? that he has taught my classmates and I wish him I know, from experience, that there is no way to the best in further years to come. get to class on time. Sincerely, Most teachers tell us to go during Evan Miller lunch or some other period, but why would we do that if we just get yelled at for being late to that class? This whole get-a-pass-but-don’t-be-latething really gets students, including myself, conDear Editor, fused and angry. No one wants to waste their lunch period wandering around the school, trying to get Do you think students are learning a pass for a future class. Even then, we are yelled in 1st period or still sleeping? I basically roll out at, “Get to class!” or “stop wandering around!” We of bed and drag myself to school. My mind and never win! We have a very unfair disadvantage in even myself aren’t fully up and functioning until this school. 10:00 in the morning, which is why school should I think, if we present a pass to our start later in the day. If school started later, we teacher and we are late because we went to go get teens who stay up late at night doing homework that pass, we shouldn’t be yelled at or given a lec- would be able to get the correct amount of sleep ture about “if all the other students can get here that we need. Who knows, maybe we would even on time, you should too” and be denied going to enjoy going to school. Also, in the morning, some where that pass is to. We should be praised for go- students don’t have enough time to eat breakfast ing somewhere and doing other work instead of because stumbling out of bed took too long. If just sitting in a classroom and wasting 45 minutes school started later, I bet you most kids would be able to consume breakfast. Besides all of that, of the day in study hall. we’re not actually learning and taking in what is Sincerely, being taught because we are so tired in the mornKelsea Cassone ing. If we started later, we might actually learn something. Thanks, Dear Editor, Katelyn Suskevich

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Dear Editor,
Now a day’s everyone has Smartphone’s, whether if it’s IPhones, androids, or any other Smartphone it will connect to the internet. Every time I want to go to the computer lab it’s booked because of classes doing simple research on something they could be doing a project on. If we had free wifi, students and teachers could easily connect from their Smartphone’s, IPads, or laptops and do their research right in the classroom instead of wasting all the computers in the computer lab on it. People who actually have to write their papers and use Word to do PowerPoints are now having that time snatched away from them. I understand that we have BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), but you need a password for it and only select classes get to participate. Why not just make the wifi connection public for everyone if it’s already there? If anything it will probably cause kids to actually accomplish the work that they acquire from the teacher or maybe even finish it early because they can start it right away in the classroom instead of being distracted. If we had free wifi, it would make for the custodians? Do they actually think they’re being funny? Like some idiot will walk into the bathroom and laugh because there’s trash in the urinal? It’s not funny at all; it’s not even a prank. There’s no creativity involved; it’s just nonsense. I demand to know who is responsible for this. I picture a lanky, misshapen bunch of pre- adolescents from the junior high who gather around the urinals and cackle to watch something be thrown in. Then they scurry out of the bathroom, snorting and chuckling to each other, thinking this is a hilarious prank they’ve just pulled. My other suspect could be a lone vandal, who, with a heart full of hatred, goes into the bathroom with the intentions of vandalism. To whoever is doing this, just stop it. Your lame little “gags” are going to force us all to sign into the bathroom again. And if you’re still Dear Editor, thinking of doing it when this paper comes out, Too often, when I go into the up- just know that you have me on your trail. stairs boys’ bathroom, I look into a urinal and see trash staring back at me. Why does this keep hapDan Stahl pening? I’ve seen toilet paper, slugs, fliers, pencils, pens, and coins; anything capable of fitting into the urinal. I’m always confused when I see it. What do these people want? Are they angry at the school? Do they want to make more work students lives so much easier along with making their time more useful. Since students lives would be easier, in conclusion so would the teacher’s. Everything is through wireless technology in today’s world, so why doesn’t Southold just warp into the 21st century already? Or at least give it a try. If it doesn’t work out and they see it being taken advantage of, they can always set the wifi back up with a password rather than having it public to everyone. This decision wouldn’t have to be permanent, but it would definitely be worth a try. Yours, Katelyn Suskevich

A Southold Fixture Retires
By: Dan Stahl
In what used to be the weight room, some time ago, students huddled around a computer in their electricity class. They watched in fascination as a picture uploaded onto the screen line by line. In excitement they called their teacher over; this was the beginning of the internet at Southold school district. And it was all thanks to one man. For 33 years, Sal Campo has used his innovative teaching style to get students interested in his classes. Starting off as the manager of two fried chicken restaurants in Islip, he came to Southold to teach shop, but he has done much more than that. Since then, he has been responsible for bringing internet into our school. He has brought in computer programs like Adobe Photoshop and started new classes like engineering, all with the goal of mimicking careers and getting students prepared for their futures. When I sat down to interview Mr. Campo, it was clear that what was most important to him was seeing his students happy. Mr. Campo has kept up with the times and career trends to keep his students engaged. “I try to find projects that are interesting to keep students motivated and to develop a good rapport so students feel comfortable with me and the other students.” Mr. Campo has always strived to be on the cutting edge of technology. Starting off doing woodworking and small engine repair, he eventually saw potential in computers, “As technology advanced I began to teach myself how to build, how to use, and how to teach computer software. In earlier years I mainly taught AutoCAD which is the industry standard for Technical drawing and design. In technology we went from welding metal me for my influence in their lives.” Credit for new courses and technology in the school can also be given to Mr. Campo. When asked what he was proud of in his years teaching here, he responded, “I’m proud of getting tech support going in the school district. It started as an unofficial club fixing computers. Getting an engineering course and going in the school district was also a big step for me; it was another class that could get students ready for a career. Starting the school webpage in 1997 was also a proud moment for me.” Mr. Campo showed the walls of his room and said how all of the programs displayed represented some sort of career; technical drawing, animation, architectural design, all possible career paths. It is clear the students have come first in Mr. Campo’s career. He has made it a priority that students aren’t picked on in his class, and he has always had the goal of giving students useful skills that will help them in their careers. His to-do list when he retires is too long to fit in the paper, and for new teachers starting off, he recommends to, “try not to get caught up in the bureaucracy of the profession. Focus on what you’re really there for: the kids, Try and make learning fun for them, they will learn more.”

and sawing wood to adding the component of fully integrating computer technology. We went from using a pencil and drafting table to using industry standard software like AutoCad for architectural house drawing plans and engineering and design.”

Thank you for all your hard work Mr. Mr. Campo loves to see that his methods are working, which is why some of his fondest Campo. Your legacy will live on in all you’ve memories are of “seeing kids get excited about done for this school. their learning.” And feels he has achieved his goals if “students come back to Southold to thank

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RETIRING
Goodbye Mrs. Englebright: Our Earth Science Guru
Most of us like the teachers that don’t give a lot of homework and are easy going. Mrs. Englebright gives homework almost every night. She also has very high expectations for her students. Yet anyone who has been a student in Southold knows that taking Earth Science with Mrs.Englebright makes you a better student. That’s why she was by far my favorite teacher freshman year. Mrs. Englebright has been teaching for thirty-eight years and Southold Jr/Sr high school was lucky enough to have her for twenty-one of those years. In college, Mrs. Englebright majored in earth science and space science. As far back as she can remember she has always wanted to be a teacher. Education has gone through many changes since Mrs. Englebright first entered the classroom. She believes, “One of the biggest changes is the emphasis on testing-there are too many tests given at every grade level which has had a negative impact on the classroom experience.” Another big change is the inclusion classes. “All students were grouped in separate classes by ability when I began teaching the mid 1970’s.” Besides the change in curriculum, the change in her students was also incredible. Mrs. Englebright turned the average just-getting-by student into a straight A student. She pushed her students to do great because she knew everyone could be the best as long as they applied themselves. As students, we complain about useless information that we have to learn. Earth science is relevant to everyday life. For example, weather is Mrs.Englebright’s favorite topic to teach due to its relevance and how often you use it in life. “The great friendships I have made,” is how Mrs.Eng-

By: Cali Long

lebright described her fondest memories as a teacher. She is retiring, but the legacy of her teaching skills, great classroom, prep room, and office will remain. She plans on spending her time playing with her grandchildren, spending time on the beach in Florida and hiking the mountains in upstate New York. Mrs. Englebright will be truly missed and she ends her year with advice for prospective teachers: “Work hard every day and have high expectations for your students.”

Long Time Veteran Teacher Mr. Selander Retires
By: Nicole Busso
job as a tax auditor for the IRS, working for the U.S. Treasury department. Eventually he wound up at the Sagamore Children’s Center in Melville, working with children. As a new teacher in the public schools, Mr. Selander began his career as a Social Studies teacher. He eventually became the Special Education/Inclusion teacher in all content areas for the Southold school district. He also took over as the interim Jr. High and High School band director and Music Styles teacher before Mr. Himmelman was hired by the district. Creating a legacy here in our little school district, his fondest moments include the times when ideas ‘click’, when that light bulb goes off in a student’s head and all the pieces of the puzzle come rushing together. He exclaims, “When students’ confidence levels increase, you can see that positive change in their demeanor.” He also feels gratification when his ex-students come back to express how appreciative they are for his help and encouragement. In his free time, Mr. Selander has been a jazz musician and has performed for countless audiences, including Hilary Clinton. After retirement he plans to continue his work as a musician and enjoy the little things life still has in store for him. Though he has such an amazing track record here at Southold, Mr. Selander’s life and legacy will not end after he departs these hallways. He hopes that all students remember him as that kind, supportive man who always encouraged them to reach their full potential. Some last words and advice from Mr. Selander to aspiring young teachers include; “Keep learning! Have fun with the kids and don’t be afraid to experiment with new ideas and methodologies in the classroom!” Thank you Mr. Selander for all you have contributed to this school district and good luck to you in all of your future endeavors! You certainly will be missed.

As we say our goodbyes to the seniors at the end of the school year, we also must say farewell to many other familiar faces of Southold High School. One of these faces includes a man who has walked through these hallways for longer than I’ve walked the earth. A 30-year teacher of the Southold-Greenport school districts, it has come time to say goodbye to Mr. Gary Selander. Growing up in Queens, Mr. Selander remembers family and friends discussing current events, politics and history at family gatherings. He was fascinated by the wide range of opinions that were expressed by the different people he knew. At this young age, a love for social studies began to take root. Yet before beginning his career as a teacher, Mr. Selander took a

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RETIRING
32 Years Teaching + Love for Students = Mr. Marshall
By; Will Tondo
If you walk down the warm halls of the Jr. High wing, occasionally you’ll hear the sweet notes of a mathematician’s guitar ringing through the air. Little figurines surround his classroom and the projector screen is down with another math equation to solve. You are welcomed in by a huge smiling face and years of experience by the one and only Mr. Don Marshall. With thirty-two years of teaching experience under his belt, he leaves Southold with a warm goodbye and begins another chapter of his life book. When did you start in Southold? I started in Southold in 1999. I first taught in Brooklyn, East NY, beginning in 1981 for five years, then after that, I was in Hempstead H.S for 15 years and the rest in little Southold. Is that a long time? (Laugh) Do you enjoy it? I loved it. I still love it. I have to admit, even though I don’t have the energy like I used to have, I’m better at the te0do big security gigs and concerts. I used to pick up the rock stars from the airport and bring them to the Civic Center and their hotels. We were like body guards. I’ve met some very interesting people like Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, and Elizabeth Taylor. It was awesome. That was a very interesting time of my life. Then I wanted to start my own business. I went to Wall Street a few times but nothing appealed to me. So the city was looking for math teachers, and I had some experience, so that’s where I started. And now here I am. I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up them sleep. One of our kids has ADHD, so music helped calm him down. About 20 years ago, I read a theory that in education, music helped the brain function well, especially in mathematics. So I said why not. I played soft music when the kids worked and when they were testing. No matter how bad I was, the kids loved it. I don’t play guitar, I play at it. Even though I’m bad, you guys never insulted me. So I still do it. (Laugh) What are your retirement plans? I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up…spend time with family and friends, volunteer to help others, continue to be of service to my community, learn to play a better guitar and go to the beach. What do you think will be your legacy? I always tried to be honest, receptive, sensitive to individual needs and interesting; realizing that the most important reason I’m here is for the students. I tried to make it all fun! Many students look up to Mr. Marshall as an amazing influence and mentor. His advice to younger teachers is, “Keep a sense of humor, LISTEN, and don’t ever get angry. Once you get upset, you’ve lost.” As we say goodbye to Southold’s long time friend, we want to thank Mr. Marshall for all he has done here in the past fifteen years. We will miss him and his strings plucking out, in perfect mathematical time, the Beatle’s Blackbird.

(laughs). It’s crazy! I feel like I’m 23 years old inside. It’s scary to retire but so wonderful. I’m very excited as is my wife. I’m ready and it’s my time. God says its time to move on. The old saying is “If you want to see God laugh, tell him your life plans”. It’s true! When did you start playing Guitar? I started when my kids were young to help

Wishing her a Butta-full Retirement
By: Jessica Davey
You all may know Mrs. Butta as the Resource Room teacher for grades seven through twelve. What you may not know is that she has been a part of this school district for thirty-three years. During those years, she has taught in rooms that ranged from backyard portables (which hold some of her fondest memories) to classrooms throughout the district buildings. When asked what her favorite part of teaching was, Mrs. Butta responded, “Working with the kids. All of my students have had an impact on me. That’s what I love about my job.” She knew that she wanted to be a teacher from an early age, but her first jobs were as a riding instructor and a waitress. After earning her degree in education, she taught in districts throughout Long Island, including Commack, Smithtown and Hauppauge. In her role as Special Education teacher, Mr.s Butta has taught subjects across the curriculum areas in both the elementary and jr./sr. high school. In Southold, she has taught such subjects as Pre-Algebra, Geometry, World History, English and Special Education. She also is responsible for initiating the Resource Room here in our district. During her years as a teacher she has seen a lot of changes. She recalls ditto machines giving way to copiers, floppy disks transforming into thumb drives and the onset of Smartboards and Ipads. Throughout all of these changes, she says what she will miss most is her students and her interactions with other teachers. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to teach many students from their first day in Kindergarten all the way through to their high school graduation. Mrs. Butta feels her life will be a lot different next year since she has spent so many years teaching. Yet, she also feels it will be good because it will be like starting a new chapter just waiting to be written. Her retirement plans are to keep learning. She wants to learn how to use an ipad, dabble in photography, read, travel, sail, kayak and participate in more carriage driving events. Looking back, Mrs. Butta considers herself lucky to have had a full time job doing something she loves. She advises anyone entering the teaching profession to keep well informed and to take the time to listen to their students. Mrs. Butta will be missed here and we wish her the best with all of her future adventures in life.

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RETIRING
A Farwell to our Welcoming Presence
By Jackie Davey
The lovely Mrs. Karam is leaving us this year. We will miss her bright smile early each morning, and her diligence in always keeping our hallways safe. For twelve years she has brightened both the elementary and the high school with her presence. One step at a time, she has made our school district a better place. Her simple smile and greeting as we enter the building goes a long way- especially on a tough day or on a dragging Monday. The Sentinel interviewed Mrs. Karam about her thoughts as she enters this new phase of her life. Did you have any other jobs before you came to work here? I worked as a Social Worker for 11 years, counseling teenagers, adoptive parents, and hard to place foster children. I then opened my own estate liquidation business in conjunction with an antique shop. I conducted antique appraisals for attorneys in Akron, and Hudson, Ohio for another 15 years while matriculating for my M.Ed. at The Kent State University. When you were in high school, what were your biggest dreams? In high school aside from a few delusional dreams about being “discovered as an actress,” etc, I knew that I wanted to work with people or with animals in need of help. Growing up in my home there was always the stray dog or kitten. This would send my father ranting, but somehow those abandoned pets always managed to stay. I have always wanted to travel and have enjoyed living outside the Continental United States on two occasions. What are some of you fondest memories working here? Helping to establish the Southold Schools Garden and being the Adviser to the Farmers Market for our student volunteers are two of my most memorable achievements. This group of students is quite independent. They forged ahead with the projects that interested them most about the Market. Choosing their own projects increased their motivation and critical thinking skills ten fold. Students learned about local history, farm economics, photography, writing, displaying and selling produce, keeping books, interacting with the public, learning sound nutrition, and they are now beginning to do a fund raising project. These are bright and wonderful young people from the 6th grade and Middle School, and they are truly A hearty congratulation goes out to the staff of Southold’s Sentinel who came home from the Long Island Press High School Journalism Award ceremony big winners. The event was held on May 22nd at Hofstra University where schools from across Long Island competed in a myriad of categories. Over 1,200 submissions were judged and The Sentinel received ten awards. They were as follows: Julia Grizadas earned a second place award in the Arts Review category for her article Must Reads. Jackie Davey also earned a second place award in the Editorial category for her article Saved in the Nick of Time. Dan Stahl came in second place in the Investigative Journalism category for his article Hallway Traffic. Dan also received an honorable mencapable of projects well above their grade level. Being the liaison for projects that blend upper elementary and middle school curriculum with the garden has been a most challenging but rewarding experience that has benefited these students. We hope these projects will increase in the future. Then of course there is THE CLASS OF 2010. Everyone knows I will always hold fond memories for that class! What are some of the biggest changes you’ve experienced while working here? The change in the administration was a long time coming. I am mostly satisfied with that change almosphere at the entrance to school should be welcoming and pleasant. I think parents, community members, and students should view the school as a place where they belong and that they respect. Most students are responsive and respectful. They stop by for a visit or to ask for some occasional advice. I have tried to model responsible social behavior and have encouraged them to examine their conduct and to make good choices. I would like to say that the “Avon Calling” bell is bothersome to both teachers and those at the welcome desk. I hope that many of the students receive their own swipe I.D. card by the fall! What do you plan to do after you retire? I have no plans for a 2nd career after I retire. I live in a home where the water, the sunsets and the stars will offer me quiet entertainment for years to come. I do plan to sleep until about 9:30 a.m. everyday for a few months. The summer will be a time for visiting with friends and family. I will probably go to the city often and then to Maine. I will also be going to Ohio in early July to celebrate the retirement of a very close friend who was my daughter’s high school biology teacher. I will never forget the day I visited the class, and they were dissecting sharks! In early fall I will go back to Ohio to celebrate the retirement of another good friend who is leaving her job as the Executive Director of the Tuesday Musical Program at The University of Akron. It seems as if we all had the same idea at the same time! Mid-Fall or next spring brings Paris into my sights. I think that is enough for now. I am getting tired thinking about all of this! What do you think will be your legacy? I have no illusions about leaving a legacy at Southold High School. I think that will not happen. If certain students and a few teachers think of me as an open minded and intelligent person who buffered some difficult times for people and who had a love of students, a respect for teachers and staff, and a desire to see us all make ourselves proud, think fairly, and act justly: well that would be a lot to ask but it is something to aim for. Try it. Be well everyone. Au revoir! Thank you, Mrs. Karam, for everything that you have done for our school and for us students; for giving courage to those in doubt, for helping people find their way, and for turning every bad day into a good one with your kind words and encouragement. tion in the Format Buster category for his Wildlife/Human Legal Contract. Justina Babcock and Shannon Quinn got an honorable mention in the School News category for their article New Prices, New Proportions, Same Cellar. Shelby Pickerell article, A Lock’s Lamentation, earned a second place award in the Storytelling category. In the Photography category, both Will Tondo and James Penney won second place awards for their pictures of the Europe trip and Grease respectively. Nicole Busso and Halle Murphy received a third place award in the Technology category for their article BYOD – What’s That?. Finally, Aidan Mancini, a 2012 graduate, earned first place for his illustration Senior Map, from the June 2012 edition of The Sentinel. Way to go

though currently I think it is sometimes difficult to know where one stands. Still, such an atmosphere calls for all of us to be more thoughtful about our actions, and that ,I think ,is part of the nature of any good learning institution that is attempting to foster responsible behavior. Does working at the welcome desk give you a different perspective on the school? Unlike some people, I have enjoyed my time at the welcome desk. It has been a pleasure to meet and talk with the parents of students and community members. My thought is that the at-

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SENIOR MEMORIES
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL...
Halle saying she “has rabies and is going to bite me and Climbing to the top of the tunnel on the play ground give me rabies too.” She proceeded to bite me (Jackie Being in the finale and MC in the talent show Ruggles) Having the “desk pets” called “Puffles” with Halle and Erica 6th grade beach day David O’Day Climbing the rope in the gym and signing his Playing soccer at recess name When our model rocket shot into the tennis courts during Field day Going on the canoe trip in sixth grade Rebecca Rodgers and varsity tennis practice Courtney O’Sullivan fighting to be first in line in 6th grade When we would sit in the grass and make flower crowns Mr. Kent and bracelets When Sam Bracken proposed to Jenna Park in When Evan Miller took the fish out of the radiator in Mrs. Kindergarten Steindl’s class Water fights in Mrs. Berezney’s science (Sydney) having a bowl cut When in 5th grade Caroline Leigey walked around with a The long hair phase beard all day Giving teachers cupcakes for presents on your birthday Watching everyone eat grass Lifting Playing Don’t touch the woodchips Gym Class Our elementary concert when someone puked on someone When someone got stuck in the tunnel during recess else’s head and started a chain reaction Archeological Dig with Mrs. Dempsey Back of the room Kindergarten Group Playing Little League on travel team Learning English Parachute day in gym class Mr. Gilvary’s Classroom Raffles Flag Day Carley’s Pool Parties Safety Sally School Bus/ Mobil Classroom Mission to Mars Mrs. Kohlers dancing hamster 5th grade classroom Olympics • Crazy Days “No means No”

WE MOVED INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL...
Mrs. Williams English with Mr. Stahl Being on the Bowling Team Parkour Going on lunch dates with Sam Koslosky Graduating! The last day of school has always been a favorite Europe Semi-Formal Rap Battle Playing Tag in the Girl’s Locker room The Senior trip…? Soccer Spirit Day Auditorium Tag Beating Greenport in the playoffs 4-1 Getting yelled at by Abby Heinz and Tyler Mehrman at BLT The plays Watching Mr. Rooney Dancing in the Mascot Costume DECA States Study Hall with Mr. Baglivi Shenanigans in Palermo’s class Jr. High Baseball Evan Miller’s goal against Mattituck 2-1

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NAME
SECRET AMBITION PET PEEVE

Sebastian Abram To work on super cars When people stare Nick Baldwin I love the outdoors Extreamly loud obnoxious people Craig Basile To wrestle a Bear People that just won’t shut up Sam Bracken To be a Jock Smokers Julia Bradford To write poetry in a dark corner surrounded by at least 50 cats Social Situations To make money from Music When people yawn loudly on purpose Connor Brooks Control Freaks To be a Pop Star Devin Bucci When people make noises when they eat To ride in the Tour de France Emmett Bufkins When people chew really loudly To become a Spy Erica Bufkins Horrible Drivers and Citidiots To Explore the Greek Islands Nicole Busso Sydney Campbell To own a teacup piglet named Norman When peole ask “Are you sure?” People who chew with their mouth open To Travel the world Jessica Carr When people text hi. and k. To play soccer with a penguin Caitlyn Cassidy When People text when I’m Talking to them Food Eli Chacon Michaela Christman Styrofoam I’d like to win a Grammy Jaclyn Conway Loud chewing, slurping and breathing To have a pet elephant and giraffe Garrett DeFreist Hook Up with an Ewok Peter DiCandia Stupid People To skydive without a parachute Dilon Engels Run on the feild during the first pitch of a World Series Game My First Period Class To own my own preschool and wall-to-wall fishtank Kathleen Gaffga People who walk slowly Gayle Gammon To continue building my army of Jacquelyns Bangles, Grass touching me Become a GM of the Lakers Having the volume on an odd number Ben Glew Screaming Children To own an Island Courtney Hall Paper Scratching To share a wife with Misael Ryan Hanrahan Sebastian Hildebrandt To find a cure for Neurofibromatosis People making annoying sounds Cole Hiney Backseat Drivers To travel the world Muhammet Ilgin Ungrateful People To be a billionaire Oil King Missael Javier Being Question Cars Preston Jolliver To be the assistant to the reigonal manager at Dundermifflin Paper Company People who talk too loudly To live on a farm Susanna Kelley Incorrect Grammar When people say “libary” not “library” To become a Mermaid Sam Koslosky Anything skewed or offset annoys me To be in a famous band Justin Lademann Caroline Leigey To be the first human to colonize Mars and leave you suckers behind I am 20 days too young to participate in the Mars1 Mission To travel the galaxy with a group of quirky aliens Reality Lara Mahaffy

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WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? RANDOM FACT

Baron Von Schnitzel Natzi Snoopy Angelina Jolie Burt Reynolds Zach Galifanakis John Mayer Mila Kunis James Dean Emma Stone Lucy Hale Lauren Conard Brittany Snow Emma Stone Johny Depp Amanda Bynes Kate Hutson Russel from UP Jon Berthal Liam Neeson Zoe Deschanel Me, Duh, I’m an amazing actress Ben Aflac Julianne Hough Michael Clarke Dvncan Jeff Corwin Charlie Sheen a soldier or a cop Jason Statham Jennifer Lawrence Leonardo DeCaprio Will Smith Helena Bonham Carter
In an animated movie, Morgan Freeman, for the laughs

I’m good with cars
I am a big volunteer helper no matter what it is

I build computers and have a company I only eat cheese I wear colored contacts I can wiggle my ears without touching them I’ve always wanted to be a Cowboy I am obsessed with animals I can only dance with my arms I have the smallest bladder I have a hamster named Ham I was born with blonde hair My hair I love Sosa I have a birthmark on my lip I’m Dope My favorite past time is cow tipping I love sychronized swimmers I have a fish and cat obsession
I have a telepathic link with Jacqueline Ruggles
I’ve broken my clavicle 2 times and sprained my ankle 4 times in High School

I’m scared of heights I actually dye my hair red I create music on Garage Band I have listened to music all day I am Trilingual I like to lift weights Micheala Christman and I dated in 6th grade I dated a Bisexual It’s physically impossible for me to snap I’m a Computer freak I once snorted a Jellyfish My father almost named me Mildred

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Hannah Matthaei Rob Melly Evan Miller Megan Moran Halle Murphy David O’Day Sean O’Donnell
Courtney O’Sullivan SECRET AMBITION

PET PEEVE

To travel the world To be a professional driver To be an Artist
To tell a Shark Attack story on Shark Week

When people drink my milk
People who eat with their mouths open When people chew their food next to me

To Mary Will Tondo
Casually address teachers by their first names

People with obnoxious laughs When People Sneeze When words are pluralized incorrectly
When people blow their noses and look in the tissue after
When people interupt you and text when you’re talking to them

To write a book
To go to Sleepys and jump on all the beds

Jenna Park To be a Victoria’s Secret Angel Sharing Dairy products When people don’t say thanks Rob Patchell To chill with Biz Nasty 2.0 one day Stray Whiteboard Marks Shelby Pickerell To travle to 180 countries and speak 5 languages To be a pro soccer player Attention Seekers Romell Reyes Trish Rhee To fly a plane ...backwards Dictatorships within Democracy Anthony Rizzo My knee Melissa Rodgers To ride every roller coaster in the world Rebecca Rodgers To sing on stage with All Time Low When people direct my photoshoots Andy Rubin To pe a princess Jacqueline Ruggles Loud chewing, slurping and breathing & the noise open car windows make Ridge Russeil People who think they are always right To Lift Erik Ryan When people don’t lift To ride dinosaurs on a giant spaceship Antipatriotism--you don’t like it here? Leave Katie Saporita To become an astronaut When people dont know what goes in the fridge vs in the Cabinet James Shine Devyn Standish Feet To vacation in Hawaii Carley Staples When people don’t lift To seduce Jessica Alba Matt Stepnoski Dylan Tompsen When people think they’re funny To Cook with Walter White John Tomici Dumb Statements Evan VanDuzer To get superpowers in a freak acciedent Megan VanGorden To drive a racecar When people talk through movies Gretchen Walter To be the next Walt Disney The saying “That’s a knee splapper!” Chris Winkler To be a Girl Dan Wright

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WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? RANDOM FACT

Jennifer Lawrence Ryan Gosling Keiran Lee Natalie Portman Ann Hathaway Topher Grace Logan Lerman Rebel Wilson Dakota Fanning Samueil Jackson Anne Hathaway Heath Ledger Patrick Stewart Betty White Rebel Willson Gayle Gammon Jack Nicholson The Rock Cr. Sheldon Cooper in Drag Shia Lebeouf Jennifer Aniston Mattheau McConaughey Harriet Tubman Chris Rock/ Tyler Perry Jennifer Lawrence Evanna Lynch Jaba the Hut

I’m still obsessed with Ancient Egypt I am colorblind I’m a florist on the weekends
I was in a Johnny Depp look-a-like contest in 5th grade dressed as Captain Jack

I always stick my tounge out I don’t shave my legs I have moved 24 times I have 15 bottles of body spray McDonald’s is my favorite restaurant I like county music I’ve been to 12 countries I like pink

I was a Figure Skate I make sound effects a lot
I cann spread my toes so far appart that a monkey would be jealous

I like old cars I lift I like sending random Faxes I’m in R.O.T.C I can freestyle I lift I watch “My Little Pony” I hate feet I have read the Harry Potter series 9 times

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Reviews
Try Something New!
By:Julia Bradford
Are you sick of the cycled radio hits, the songs that you hear almost every five minutes of your life? Don’t forget that there are crazy amounts of artists that need your attention, that frankly deserve more attention than any of the artists on the radio. This list will guide you on the discovery on new bands that are worth your time. First an Australian band that blends nostalgic rock and Neo-psychedelia, Tame Impala. Their new sophomore LP “Lonerism”, Tame Impala has been praised by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Tyler the Creator, and Danny Devito. Tracks to check out would have to be “Elephant” and “Feels like we only go backwards”. This little band from Perth is run by Kevin Parker who basically plays every instrument in the recording process but gets help from his buddies to play live. His buddies also run bands down in Perth such as Pond (not confusing it with the grunge band from Portland) and The Growl. Impressions are that they run their own little commune of musicians in Perth. This band will want you to invent a time machine just so you can go back to 60’s and listen to the music that influenced Tame Impala. Grizzly Bear is not a new band but a great one. This Brooklyn band has been around since 2007. They use their folk sound to reach the heart of every listener. All extremely talented they have mastered more than three albums giving them a cult following. The albums to definitely check out would have to be “Veckaimest” and their most recent LP, “Shields”. With their soaring harmonies they leave the listener to really appreciate every song they have created. If you are in the mood to chill to soft folk music, Grizzly Bear has to be the best option. If you are a fan of heavier music, Grizzly Bear might be less appealing to you but are a band to be appreciated. Another band that it not so new but deserves infinite credit has to be English Band Foals. This band was titled “Math- rock “with their debut Antidotes back in 2008, but now they have shied away from that title. Their most famous song is “Spanish Sahara” which is on their second album Total Life Forever, a seven minute song of emotion. Many worried that they wouldn’t be able to follow up on such a success of that song but with their recent album that came out in February showed that they can conquer all. Their album titled “Holy Fire” has hit singles such as Inhaler and My number. Like Radiohead, they never stick with their sound, every album is unique. I recently saw them in New York City in and they have to be the best live band I have seen. They know how to control the stage, making it their territory. Search YouTube, search iTunes, search through any vessel. These three bands are only a few out of a whole world of music that has not been discovered. It takes minutes to come across a fantastic band of any genre, so get out there and search!

The Great Gatsby Sparkles and Shines
By: Julia Girzadas
Everyone knows that a rainy day is the best movie day. And on a crumby weekend, you can see the best movie on the best movie day: The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann. Sitting in a theater, you can feel the anticipation. Looking around the theater, you also can see that the average movie-goer’s age was about seventy. I took this as a good sign. If these people came out of their home to see this movie, based on a book they read in their childhood, it must be good. The first five minutes into the movie, I was hooked. The Great Gatsby is laced with adventure, romance, betrayals, and mystery. The perfect combination. Costume design, music, acting and cinematography were all top notch. The music is modern, but is tweaked to fit the 1920’s mood of The Great Gatsby. The acting is phenomenal, and with a cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, and Isla Fisher, how could it not be? As always, the movie is minutely altered from the hit novel, as is every other movie based upon a well selling book. Compared to the book, these changes are very miniscule. In fact, as a bonus for the Gatsy die-hards, the movie uses direct quotes from the novel. All aspects in focus, this movie is Oscar material. So drop the ten dollars out of your wallet, and take a trip to the cinema. Enjoy the two hour hit that took over the box office. The Great Gatsby is a must see.

Where No One Has Gone Before
By: Morgan Walter
Last weekend, J.J. Abrams’ newest movie, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, hit the box office. Chris Pine returns to his role as James Tiberius Kirk, as does Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock. They team up as the captain and first officer who “boldly go where no one has gone before.” This time around, a new member to the Star Trek family was added. Benedict Cumberbatch, previously seen in BBC’s Sherlock and soon to be appearing in the next Hobbit movie, perfectly fit his role as the evil villain, Khan. Fans across the nation seem to be accepting him well as the new face in the franchise. The movie is fun. Even when it’s at its heaviest, it never loses sight of the fact that it’s an adventure story. The pace is excellent – two-and-a-half hours just zip by – and the script keeps a light touch. In the midst of battle, or dramatic scenes, the characters know how to throw in a joke to lighten the mood. It is visually stunning. The color and clarity are spectacular. It will be very hard to beat in the upcoming year. The music is absolutely beautiful; definitely worth downloading and listening to by itself. Overall, fans were happy with the representation of their beloved series, but a few thing could have been done better. For example, in the new movie, the team goes to the planet Kronos, where we are introduced to the Klingons for the first time in the new movie series. However, many people weren’t happy with the design for the aliens. Breaking with tradition, the designers didn’t match the design from the original series. Also, the costume designers added piercings, which were perceived as out of character for the species. All things considered, this is still a movie worth seeing. Critics give it four out of five stars. It’s not only for lovers of the series, but for anyone who enjoys a good adventure.

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Post- High School PLANS
MASSACHUSETTS
Julia Bradford- Hampshire College Melissa Rogers- Boston College

NEW YORK

Sebastian Abram- SCCC OHIO Craig Basile-SCCC James Shine-Ohio University Sam Bracken-SCCC RHODE ISLAND Devin Bucci-SCCC Rob Melly-Roger Williams University Caitlyn Cassidy-SCCC Garrett DeFriest-SCCC Peter DiCandia-SCCC CONNECTICUT Dillon Engels-SCCC PENNSYLVANIA PEN Courtney Hall- Sacred Heart University Ben Glew-SCCC Lara Mahaffy-Clarion University Cole Hiney-Central Connecticut State University David O’Day-Villanova University Missael Javier-SCCC Erica Bufkins- University of Connecticut Justin Lademann-SCCC Courtney O’Sullivan-SCCC Jenna Park-SCCC Rob Patchell-SCCC MARYLAND Rebecca Rogers-SCCC Nicole Busso-Towson University Andy Rubin-SCCC Caroline Liegey-University of Maryland Ridge Russell-SCCC VIRGINIA GINIA Susanna Kelley-George Mason University Devyn Standish-SCCC Carley Staples-SCCC Matt Stepnoski-SCCC NORTH CAROLINA Evan VanDuzer-SCCC Jaclyn Conway-Davidson County Community College Chistian Winkler-SCCC Hannah Matthaei-East Carolina University Hanna Dan Wright-SCCC Sean O’Donnell-High Point University Sea Jessica Carr-SUNY at Farmingdale Michaela Christman-St. Johns University UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SOUTH CAROLINA Kathleen Gaffga- Cazenovia College\ Emmett Bufkins Halle Murphy-College of Charleston Mu Ryan Hanrahan-Mercy College Preston Jolliver Gayle Gammon-New Paltz FLORIDA Muhammet Ilgin-St. John’s University Anthony Rizzo-Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Evan Miller-St. John’s University Megan Moran- Manhattan College Rommel Reyes- York College of CUNY Trish Ree- Fashion Institute of Technology LOUISIANA Jacqueline Ruggles-New York University Sydney Campbell-Tulane University Erik Ryan-Nassau Community College Katie Saporita- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute John Tomici- Manhattan College Megan VanGorden- Plattsburgh Gretchen Walter-Pratt Institute

CALIFORNIA
Shelby Pickerell-University of California at Berkeley

A Team Pulls Together
By: Sean Moran
This y ear varsity Boy’s Baseball had a very exciting run. The team entered the playoffs with a record of 12-5. Coach Mike Carver said he could not be more pleased with his boys. From the beginning of the season, Coach Carver talked about how this year’s team is a team of for the future. “Making the playoffs is just some icing on the cake for these hard working boys” exclaimed Carver. Next, Southold traveled to West Hampton to battle Pierson. Sadly, the Settlers lost to the Whalers with a score of 2-1. Pierson’s ace let up his first earned run of the season, but unfortunately, the Settlers weren’t able to come around with the win. Coach Carver was not disheartened. “I have never been so proud of a baseball team in my life today. We gave it all we had and we were perfect in the field, which is why it was so close.”

During their playoff run, the First Settlers “We may have lost, but next year we are were able to send Port Jeff to the loser’s brack- going to get new bats and win States without a et with a final score of 16-6. The Settlers were doubt” said junior captain Anthony Fedele, alable to put away Port Jeff in the bottom of the 6th, ready looking forward to another great season. where Southold scored 10 runs, 8 of them being Congratulations Coach Carver for earning your with two outs. 150th win. We wish you many more in the future.

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Prom

A Mystical Night
By: Leah LaFreniere
Once upon a mystical Friday night, young townspeople gathered from ye ole Southold and partied the night away at the Pridwin in Shelter Island. They were driven in their enormous chariots and were dolled up to the tens; young women in their glamorous dresses, and men in their luxury suits. A night like this was a night to remember, a night forever to be known as Prom night. The theme of this year’s prom was “Mystical.” Lanterns hung overhead all around the venue and the artist centerpieces had bright blue beads that held the fragile twigs and peacock feathers. Two special guests with a mystical talent read the palms of the students, guiding them into their futures. Could the palm readers see whether or not the students were enjoying their time? Many agree that this prom night was something to always be cherished, but some believe there were things that they wished they could have changed. Katie Connolly, a Southold junior, said, “The food at prom was really good. Everything went smoothly throughout the night and the location went well with the theme.” She went on, “The DJ didn’t make me want to go out and dance at all and when the drums came, I enjoyed them but I just wished there would have been some more slow dances.” Another Southold junior, Katelyn Suskevich, agreed. “Prom looked really pretty and the food and decorations were spectacular. I give the Student Council a lot of props. You could see their hard work that night. And the sunset was beautiful. I think I took a hundred pictures with it out on the deck.” On a more critical note, she added, “I wish the DJ would have been hot and that he would have known how to play the right music. The dance floor was really small. I felt like I was in a coffin.” Dean Albergo, another junior, agreed, “We needed a new DJ. The dance floor could have been bigger, but other than that, the venue was relaxed.” Members of the Student Council were pleased with the event. Abby Sharadin, junior class treasurer, said, “It took a lot of hard work and time to make the night into what everyone wanted. But no one knows how hard it is to make something that everyone wants. It was a challenging theme, but I think as a team, we were able to do it.” Abby explained that the location was a winner. The council fell in love with it right away and knew that it would be a hit. Guiliana Buono, junior class president, added, “It was hard to find decorations for this theme without making it look cheesy. Our goal was to keep prom as classy as possible.” A shout out goes out to the Student Council members, Guiliana Buono, Michael Schade, Jessica Rizzo and Abby Scharadin and to class representatives Jamie Grigonis and Katie Kurkowski for all of their hard work and dedication. Every year, prom is an event that wants to top itself from the year before, so we advise the junior class of 2013 – 2014 to take our opinions into consideration and work hard to make a killer prom.

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