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HS East Student Named QuestBridge Scholar

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Sachem High School East student Juan Marcelo Verdugo was named a QuestBridge Scholar and selected for admission to Middlebury College with a National College Match Scholarship. As a QuestBridge Scholar, Juan was offered a full, four-year scholarship. He is one of 2,242 finalists that were selected as scholarship recipients in this year’s program.

QuestBridge partners with top colleges across the country to award students who have shown outstanding academic ability. Match Scholarship recipients are granted early admission to one of the partnering colleges with a full scholarship, worth over $200,000.

Date Added: 2/16/2024

Project Kindness

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Sixth graders at our middle schools were visited by high school students on Feb. 1 to collaborate on lessons of kindness and friendship. Peer educators and students in the teens as teachers courses pushed into sixth grade classes for interactive activities focused on teamwork and shared decision-making. Middle school and high school students alike were excited to make conversation and build new friendships.

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Date Added: 2/5/2024

Honoring Black History Month at High School East

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In honor of Black History Month, members of the Rho Kappa National History Honor Society and History Club at Sachem High School East created a display celebrating the accomplishments of various African Americans. The theme of this year’s project was “African Americans and the Arts.” Students selected individuals, including Ralph Ellison, Alicia Keys and Billie Holiday, and created a poster to represent their achievements. The posters were then hung up in the building’s social studies hallway to create a gallery walk.

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Date Added: 2/5/2024

Sachem Attends NYSTEA Conference

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Over the weekend of Jan. 5, 20 seniors from Sachem East and North high schools attended the New York State Theater Education Association Conference in Callicoon, New York. This was the first year Sachem attended, and the organization’s 27th annual conference.

More than 700 students from across the state attended to participate in educational theater workshops, performances and special events. First, they watched a Broadway performer from “Rent” and learned about his career. Each student then chose five workshops they were interested in – ranging from lighting, to acting to musical directing. Each workshop was presented by professionals and college professors in the field. To end the trip, students attended a college fair with school representatives from across New York.

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Date Added: 2/1/2024

Broadway Workshop at High School East

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The Sachem High School East theater department hosted its second Broadway workshop with actor Clay Rice-Thomson. Rice-Thomson is currently starring in “Moulin Rouge” and has been in other productions including “Newsies,” “King Kong,” and “Matilda” on Broadway. Additionally, he performed in “West Side Story” on a national tour as A-Rab, which is the musical High School East students will be performing this spring.

Rice-Thomson worked with students on one of Broadway choreographed dance numbers for “West Side Story.” Additionally, he taught a dance routine for the upcoming production at East. Students then had time for a question-and-answer session with Rice-Thomson. It was a valuable experience for students to interact with and learn from a professional.

Date Added: 1/24/2024