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Huntington School Briefs

The Huntington School Board will honor Juliana Coraor during a public meeting of trustees on Monday, January 30 in the Jack Abrams School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Ms. Coraor, a Huntington High School senior, has advanced to the semi-final round of the Intel Science Talent Search competition, placing her among 300 elite high school students across the country.

"This is such a proud moment for you, your family, your teachers and administrators and the entire Huntington school community," Superintendent James W. Polansky wrote in a letter inviting Ms. Coraor to the January 30 meeting. "It is obvious that you possess unbridled passion for your work. This passion, along with your intellect, talents and extraordinary work ethic, will surely contribute to your ongoing achievement in post-secondary academia and beyond."

An invitation has also been extended to high school teacher Lori Kenny, who heads Huntington's science research program.

HHS Orientation for 8th Grade Parents

Huntington High School will host an orientation program for eighth graders and their parents on Thursday, February 2. The usual 7 p.m. start time has been moved up to 6:30 p.m. to provide for a 30 minute session focused on showcasing some of the student activities that Class of 2016 members can look forward to.

Parents and eighth graders will have an opportunity to learn more about the high school's academic support programs along with Advanced Placement, honors and Regents and college course placements.

Principal Carmela Leonardi will be joined by Director of Guidance Kitty R. Klein and other administrators during a session in the auditorium designed to provide an overview of graduation requirements and general course offerings. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

New Internal Auditor for District

A new internal auditor is being assigned to the Huntington School District. Sheehan & Company, which has been retained by the district to provide internal auditing services, has informed district officials Amy Scholl will be taking over from Patty Nelson, who is leaving the CPA firm to pursue other opportunities.

"We are working hard to ensure a seamless tradition," senior audit manager John B. Klingler wrote in a letter to Huntington School District officials. "Amy has been working with Patty over the past year. Amy has been performing audits, both external and internal, under Government Auditing Standards for more than 10 years. We are very confident that you, the board of education and the district's business officials will find Amy a pleasure to work with."

Huntington Alum Passes Away

Micah C. Evans, a member of Huntington High School's Class of 2008, died on Saturday, January 14 as a result of a car accident in Red Hook, New York. He was 21 years old.

Mr. Evans was a passenger in a car in the northbound lane that went off Route 9G near the village in Red Hook and crashed. The accident occurred just south of the Columbia County line. The car veered off the east shoulder of the state highway and struck a tree. All three of the car's occupants were declared dead at the scene by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office. State Police discovered the crash site at about 1:15 a.m.

Mr. Evans, a resident of Hudson, was a chef at Swoon Kitchenbar. In his free time he enjoyed listening to and making music with his guitar. The Huntington alum was born in Danbury, CT and is the son of Loretta Day of Tivoli, NY and Scott Evans on Huntington. Prior to attending school in Huntington, he was a student in the Red Hook Central Schools.

Mr. Evans is survived by his parents and three sisters: Heidi Evans and Ashley Evans, both of Poughkeepsie and Rachel Evans of Huntington. A wake and memorial service was held at Burnett & White Funeral Homes in Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Evans' memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

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