Photos: Lewisboro Library Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

July 17, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The packed children’s room at the Lewisboro Library welcomed Angel Elektra with applause for the library’s first-ever Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday, July 14.

Angel Elektra, adorned with a glittery pout and smokey eye, read books with overarching themes of acceptance, kindness, and love.

Reading from Todd Parr’s, “It’s Okay to be ...

Photos: John Jay Eighth-Grade Students Move Up

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay Middle School’s eighth-grade class took the next step in their academic journey last month when they received their certificates on Moving Up Day as parents and family cheered them on. This fall, the students will enter high school as freshmen.

All photos are courtesy of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

John Jay Alum Uses Scholarship to Preserve Music of Romaniote Jews

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth College sophomore Gabriel Zuckerberg, a Waccabuc resident and graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River, has been named a Dartmouth Stamps Scholar. Established in 2014, the Dartmouth Stamps Scholars Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students, such as Zuckerberg, who consistently exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and ...

Photos: 2018 John Jay High School Graduation

KATONAH, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Class of 2018 graduated Tuesday, June 19, at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah.

All photos were taken by Deena Bell for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times

John Jay Valedictorian: Katherine Ricca

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – During her high school years, Katie Ricca was regularly told by her guidance counselor that her grade point average sounded like the fever of a small child. Now, having graduated John Jay High School with above 100, it is the measure that propelled her to the top of the class as valedictorian.

“She is one of the most incredible students I’ve encountered in ...

John Jay Salutatorian: Kaley Mamo

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was Kaley Mamo’s love of literature and reading that began her road to academic success. The 2018 John Jay High School’s class salutatorian remembers how her father read the Harry Potter series aloud when she was a young girl and she became enamored with the written word.

She attended Katonah Elementary School, John Jay Middle School, and John Jay High ...

Katonah-Lewisboro Teen of the Month: Daylin Lichtman

Editor’s Note: This is the Teen of the Month article for July. Its publication was bumped up a few weeks to coincide with the high school graduation.

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – “Daylin is a dedicated young artist who has strengths in multiple areas. He has a very strong observational eye and can draw beautifully. His color use is creative and mood evoking. Aside from these technical ...

Harvey School Celebrates 2018 Commencement

KATONAH, N.Y. – Sixty-five members of the Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation from the Harvey School on Thursday, June 7, as family, friends and faculty gathered to see the seniors receive their diplomas in a mid-morning commencement ceremony in the Fenstermacher Athletic Center.

Head of School Bill Knauer, delivering welcoming remarks at his second Harvey commencement, referenced ...

Katonah-Lewisboro Teen of the Month: Guy Pillon

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Chemistry provides “the ability to look at the world, the universe at a microscopic scale and be able to see the fundamentality of things,” says Guy Pillon, John Jay High School senior, chemist and Science Olympian.

Born in Manhattan, Guy moved to Brooklyn where he attended preschool and kindergarten. It was here, in the heart of New York City, where ...

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