The May 28th Board of Education meeting showcased some of the incredible talent that is on display regularly at Eastridge High School, and it definitely started with a bang.
The evening kicked off with a performance by the New York State Champion Eastridge Drumline. The group performed its award winning routine in the gymnasium and then received a couple of mementos to commemorate the title winning season.
First they were presented with a proclamation from New York State Senator Rich Funke. Then the ensemble was shown a replica of the banner which will be hung in the gymnasium to recognize this year’s title and the two they won previously-in 1997 and 2017.
Following that performance the board got to see some of the products which were designed by students in the Project Lead the Way program. They included a holder for your personal items that would clip onto a shopping cart, a system that would scan codes in order to better keep track of attendance in schools, and a light which became brighter depending on how much pressure is applied to the brakes when you are driving.
The engineering theme continued after that as the robotics team chronicled its season. It was a year that saw the Iron Lancers post successful results in competitions at both RIT and Cleveland, Ohio. Interim Superintendent of Schools Mary Grow even had the chance to try her hand at driving the robot.
The student recognitions concluded by honoring the sectional champions from the winter season. They were the varsity cheerleaders, swimmer Gerald Poretta, runners Sierra Manning, Christian Lewis, and the relay team of Matthew Brantley, Avery Bowens, Sher’Ron Davis, and Shane Harisis.