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Scholarships Honor West Social Studies Teacher

Claudia Rivas Orellana, Madison Friscia and Caitlin Camilleri Stand With Staff Members thumbnail187807
Three High School West students – Claudia Rivas Orellana, Madison Friscia and Caitlin Camilleri – were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Greg W. Sill Foundation, in conjunction with the High School West social studies department. Mr. Sill served the Smithtown Central School District and its students for 20 years as a dedicated and inspirational social studies teacher. 

The “Power of a Pebble” scholarship was presented to Claudia, an English language learner who has proven to be hard working, empathetic and committed to her studies. Madison and Caitlin were each awarded a “Be the Coffee Bean” scholarship for their efforts to change the environment for the better and for spreading positivity.

“We know Mr. Sill would be proud of these three recipients and the growth that they have shown, along with the impact that they have made in the Smithtown community and beyond,” said members of the High School West social studies department.