Shoreham-Wading River: Shoreham Civic Organization seeks members

It’s that time of year again, when the school year winds down, bringing all of the end-of-the-year ceremonies held before final exams and graduation.

Shoreham-Wading River High School held its Underclassmen Recognition Night on May 26. In light of the fact that there were 90 departmental awards, 263 students receiving academic awards for high grade point averages and three students receiving PTSA photo contest awards, I’d say there is great cause for pride in the communities of Shoreham and Wading River.

The departments represented for outstanding achievement were photography, art, BOCES, business, English, foreign language, mathematics, music, physical education, science, social studies, technology and theater. Congratulations to all the SWR student achievers, some of whom received multiple awards.

Congratulations to Eagle Scouts Anthony Franze, Daniel Klemfuss and Carll Johnson of Boy Scout Troop 161 of Shoreham. At their Eagle Court ceremony they received certificates of recognition from many of today’s leaders who were proud to speak of these young men, our leaders of tomorrow. Anthony Franze’s Eagle Scout project was at Calverton National Cemetery, Carll’s project was at Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson and Dan’s project benefited Little Flower Children’s Services in Wading River. These young men made their scout leaders, families, friends and community proud of their accomplishments and confident in the example they set for future generations.

Tim and Eliza Murphy of Wading River have been thinking about the future. They are the proud parents of Summer and Timothy Jr. and they welcomed into the world Sienna Mae, born on May 28. She was 20 1/4 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Congratulations to your beautiful family, and many blessings upon you and welcome to the world, Sienna.

The Shoreham Civic Organization wants to welcome all those who live in Shoreham (Zip Code 11786) as well as residents from Leisure Glen who would like to join. All members and guests interested in the community’s quality of life are always invited to attend SCO meetings, usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at Miller Avenue School in Shoreham. The next meeting is on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. All meeting information is available online at or you can email [email protected]. Currently, there are several positions open in the SCO leadership.

Until we meet here again next week, be well.