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Legislator Edward Romaine Honors High School Students

Originally Posted: March 19, 2012

Legislatior Ed Romaine, Kelsey McGayhey, and Shelter Island Basketball Coach Pete Miedema. (Courtesy Photo: Leg. Romaine's office)

Riverhead - Legislator Romaine recently honored Shelter Island student, Kelsey McGayhey.

McGayhey is a senior attending Shelter Island High School who will graduate with a Regents diploma in June. She has been a hard worker throughout her high school career, enrolled in challenging courses such as AP U.S. History, Advanced Biology-Molecular Genetics. Kelsey also spent several weeks abroad last summer in Spain, where she applied her vast knowledge of five years of Spanish.

Through diligence, hard work and commitment, Kelsey has been a varsity athlete in both basketball and volleyball during her entire high school career. For the past two years, she has served as captain of both squads and has also led Long Island in scoring average. Kelsey recently became the first girl in Shelter Island history to eclipse the 1,000 point milestone with a total 1,086 career points. She holds a scoring average of 23.3 points, total points of 373 for 16 games. Her season high is 34 points versus Smithtown-Christian on January 17, 2012, and career high is 37 points versus Southold on February 8, 2011. Kelsey is a special athlete, well-liked by her teammates and coaches, who will continue to be a student-athlete while participating in Volleyball at the collegiate level in the fall, with plans to major in athletic training.

Legislator Ed Romaine, Mariah Messina, and Tim Clement. (Courtesy Photo: Leg. Romaine's office)

Additionally, Romaine recently presented proclamations to Mariah Messina and Tim Clement in honor of their Zone Awards. Each year, the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance awards the Suffolk Zone Award to students who exhibit a high level of physical fitness, strong participation in school and community activities, evidence of leadership roles, community involvement and academic excellence.

Messina of Calverton is fourth in her graduating class with a 105 weighted average. A dedicated and hard-working athlete, Mariah exhibits the qualities of an excellent leader. She was named an AP Scholar last fall, is president of the National Honor Society, a member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society, and is well respected by her teachers, coaches, peers, and family. Mariah is an All-County and Academic Volleyball Award winner, a member of the Blue Waves Varsity Basketball Team, and also plays softball. She is a member of Women in Science & Engineering Program, active in Interact, CAP, and is Vice President of the French Club; Mariah plans on studying Biology/Pre-Med with hopes of continuing to play Volleyball in college.

Clement of Jamesport is an exceptional student and an outstanding athlete who carries a 106 weighted grade point average and is a High Honor Roll Achiever. Tim received the distinction of being chosen as president of the student government and is a member of the Riverhead Town Youth Bureau. A bright student and diligent worker, he was named an AP Scholar with Distinction last fall, is a member of the National Honor and the Latin Honor Societies, and an excellent athlete who maintained an "A" average while participating in three sports. Always a team player, Tim is competitive and enthusiastic and always supportive of his teammates. He plays wide receiver on the varsity football team, forward on the varsity basketball team, and hopes to play Division II baseball in college, where he plans to major in biology with a long-term goal of becoming a surgeon.

Pictured left to right are Legis. .

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