Foundation Honors HS Scholars


North Salem High School celebrated its students during the North Salem Foundation for Learning Scholar Awards Night, pausing to recognize scholars in each department.

“This night is really about the learning relationship between teachers and students and the support of their families,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Freeston.

During evening, students invited teachers from their winning departments to speak on their behalf. The teachers invoked heartwarming anecdotes, and humor, as they praised their students.

“Carlos [Aliaga] was virtually always the first one to break the student-teacher stalemate. And to do so such a way that his classmates became eager to participate,” said his teacher Mr. Colm O’Callaghan.

Mr. Doug Coates praised Natalie Harde’s acting and vocals in the school musicals.

“She’s not afraid to try anything and succeed at what she sets her mind to do,” said Mr. Coates. “From the moment she stepped into the middle school seven years ago, she knew what she wanted to do.”

Students then had the privilege of speaking about their work in the department and thanked their teachers for contributing to their success.

Jordan Mullaney, winner of the social studies scholar award, spoke after his teacher Mr. Christopher Regan.

“His teaching has trickled into other subjects,” Mullaney said, who also said his time in Mr. Regan’s classes improved his work ethic.

The North Salem Foundation for Learning presented seniors with a plaque recognizing their work.  Student will also be awarded a scholarship at graduation on June 22.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

President’s Award Angelica Storino
Vocal Music Natalie Harde
Social Studies Jordan Mullaney
Math Department Dan Lubitz
Practical Arts Megan Hendrie
Science Department Aleksandra Stefankowski
Visual Arts Theresa McDonald
Instrumental Music Thomas Brown
BOCES Rose Cerrone
English Taylor Kowgios