Board of Education Honors Three Students

The Board of Education honored three high-achieving students on Feb. 13 at the public Board meeting in the high school library.
Babylon High School tenth-graders Sara Mikovic and Meredith Wardell were recognized for their award-winning science research work, while Memorial Grade School fourth-grader Kaileigh Ringstad was presented a certificate for her volunteer service.
"Kaileigh has been working and raising money for the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park," said Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Peter R. Daly. "She has even gone so far as to bake cupcakes and bring them to the children at Ronald McDonald House. As adults, it's sometimes amazing what we can learn from children. This is certainly one of those cases - Kaileigh taught us a lot." Memorial Grade School Principal Randee Bonagura added that Kaileigh also organized a school fundraiser to purchase a personalized Legacy Brick to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
Later in the evening, Mikovic and Wardell were praised for ranking sixth among the forty schools that competed in the protein model category of this year's Suffolk County Science Olympiad.  "Sara and Meredith are so intrinsically motivated," said Science Club co-advisor Claire Birone. "They worked so hard, putting in a lot of hours on weekends and after school. We're so proud of the work they did."