Business Honor Society Inducts Newest Members at Etiquette Dinner

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High School East and West students celebrated their inductions into the New York State and National Business Honor societies at the 45th Business Etiquette Dinner at the Windwatch Golf and Country Club in Hauppauge on Wednesday evening.

The event is sponsored by the Smithtown Schools Industry Advisory Board, a partnership between the District and local businesses.

The students also learned about networking during the event.

Keynote speaker Maria Frey of Executive Consultants of New York during the dinner challenged the students to “cultivate relationships” and then continue that networking throughout the rest of their lives.

Frey distinguished between actually meeting people and engaging them.

“It is asking questions, and then people find you interesting and ask you questions as well,” Frey said.

Mary Pat Grafstein, executive director of the Industry Advisory Board, who is retiring from the District at the conclusion of this academic year, also announced that colleague Philip Como will assume her leadership role in future academic years.

During the induction portion, the “Ph.D. Recipients” welcomed into the national honor society included Matthew Bieber, Reese Brunette, Timothy Gahan, Timothy Illari, Joseph Mitchell, Mattie Naples, Morgan Posner, Ashley Prevet, Jenna Prevet, Megan Reilly, Gregory Roman, Jeffrey Rosenberg, Anthony Spiezio and Meghan Theofield.

The “MBA Inductees” into the state honor society included Gianna Bailey, Michael Boccafola, Emily Castro, Amanda Chiofolo, Steven Chustek, Caroline D’Ambrosio, Garrett Eterno, Adam Ginsberg, Sarah Gonzalez, Hunter Hayes, Leah Hergott, Julia Keleher, Sydney Kondracki, Kasey Lyons, Hannah Maracina, Gabriella Martinez, Stephen Mattera, Eric Milburn, Josie Muratore, Jacquelyn Nasiatka, Jake Paget, Kyle Perillo, Julia Reuter, Caroline Rothemich, Juliette Ryan, Brook Smith Gabriella Spinelli, Hunter Strcich and Matthew Weiner.

Date Added: 4/13/2022