District Celebrates Superb Students and Staff

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Outstanding students and staff of the district were honored for their accomplishments at the board of education’s December meeting. Following festive holiday performances by the Freeport High School Select Chorale, the top 10 students of the Class of 2018 and several student-athletes were recognized for their commitment to success. In addition, high school teacher Eileen Shultis was honored for having been selected by the New York State Athletic Administrators Association as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, and varsity football coach Russ Cellan was recognized for his induction to the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Distinguished Service Award, bestowed upon an individual who is not an athletic administrator but has made a significant contribution to athletics, is a testament to Shultis’ work as Nassau County girls bowling coordinator for the past 15 years, during which the league has expanded to 42 teams. Cellan, who has coached football for 34 years and the last 31 at Freeport High School, has won more than 200 games, five Long Island Championships and five Rutgers Cups during his illustrious career.

The top 10 students of the Freeport High School Class of 2018 are Joseph LaRocca (valedictorian), Zoe Stetson (salutatorian), Kira Brizill (3), Kenny Martinez (4), Franco Ramirez (5), James Hastings (6), Hannah Cotter (7), Roseanne Hylton (8), Zoie Gold (9) and Jordyn Smith (10).