Six Honored for Contributions to Athletic Program

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Six members of the Port Jefferson School District community were honored at the Feb. 28 Board of Education meeting for their dedication and contributions to the district’s athletic department.

Athletic Director Adam Sherrard addressed the Board of Education and commended administrative assistant Cathy Hoffman, athletic trainer Eric Fells and groundskeeper Rich Lautato for their self-motivated and tireless efforts in being sure all activities, games and events through the department are properly put in place. Also honored were students Reid Biondo and Mattea Rabeno and teacher Dawn DeLeonardis for their commitment and initiatives in sharing the mindfulness program to the school community.

After the recognition, Mr. Sherrard shared with the Board updates on the district’s Wellness Policy including positive effects of exercise on the body, data on the vending machines’ healthier offerings and approvals for more creative fundraising ideas that sell nutritious foods and drinks and encourage more physical activities.