Family and friends of Southampton’s High School Class of 2019 filled the auditorium on Friday evening, June 28, to celebrate the achievements of over 100 graduates. The evening highlighted speeches by the school administration and the three graduation speakers, Robert Grant McKnight, Gabriela Amaral Costa, and Leonardo Mateo Morales Acevedo. The graduating class was also recognized with more than 90 awards and scholarships for outstanding achievement. The high school band and chorus provided the evening’s entertainment and the commencement ceremony was closed by students Olympia Briah Campbell and Matthew Morin Donovan of the Class of 2019.
There will be a public sale of the works of artist Beryl Bernay-Kossovskaya on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, from 10 AM to 4 PM at 18 Neck Path in East Hampton. Many of the diverse selection of paintings and photographs by the long-time Springs resident were inspired by her United Nations foreign correspondent assignments. Other works reflect her love of the area’s light and ambience, while some included pen-and-ink sketches of Paris, New York City, and her 1940s fashion designs.