By Nicole Sullivan
On the crisp, rainy morning of November 22, 2017, the most elite students of Centereach High School gathered for a celebratory breakfast. All students who had scored a 4 or 5 on an AP exam the previous year were invited to the library for a complementary bagel breakfast. There was quite a large turnout of students who persevered and excelled in a variety of subjects. Certificates were also administered to the attendees indicating their specific accomplishment. The certificates distinguished the level of achievement the student obtained, ranging from bronze to platinum, and the subject(s) that they exceeded in.
The students really seemed to enjoy this tradition as they talked and laughed with friends over bagels and orange juice. “The hours of struggle have finally paid off,” said Sakib Choudhury who received a gold level award. Overall, it is a wonderful event that not only rewards students for hard work, but encourages them to want to do well in the future.