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Riverhead high school

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Riverhead High School culinary students participated in a workshop with Jess Dunne of North Fork Roasting Company.

Riverhead High School culinary students gained insight into the restaurant business on April 11 when they participated in a cooking workshop with Jess Dunne, co-owner of North Fork Roasting Company.

During the session, Dunne spoke to the students about her business and recent appearance on the Food Network’s “Chopped” series. Students also took part in a cooking session, during which Dunne demonstrated how to make avocado hummus and leek and walnut pesto.

Tuckahoe School

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Hailey, Carli, and Riley Cameron with their father, Teague Cameron at Tuckahoe School’s Father and Daughter Spring Fling.

Daughters attending Tuckahoe School, and their fathers had fun at the Father and Daughter Spring Fling Dance on March 23.

The “Taste of Tuckahoe” event will be held on Friday, April 27, from 7 to 10 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. VIP hour is from 6 to 7 PM. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door, and $65 VIP (includes open bar and early access to tastings and auctions).

The proceeds will benefit the Tuckahoe School Parent Teacher Organization in its continuing effort to enhance the education of all Tuckahoe School students. Get your tickets on or at Southrifty Drug, 54 Jagger Lane in Southampton.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for district residents is continuing; call the district’s main office at 631-283-3550 for further information.

Westhampton Beach

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Westhampton Beach Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team earned a spot at the World Finals. The team is shown here with coach Katherine Haack.

The Westhampton Beach Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team will be heading to the World Finals in Iowa in May.

The fifth-graders earned their placement in the finals after winning first place at the national competition on April 1. They took part in the regional competition in March.

Team members, led by coach Katherine Haack, earned the top spot by using their collective creativity, problem-solving abilities, and acting skills to form long-term solutions to problems created by competition organizers.

“I am very proud of our team, our parents and our school,” said Haack.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to team members Cole Dawson, Maya Farnan, Lily Graves, Fahtima Iqbal, Jaime Kelly, James Monserrate, and Lilly Pereyra.

Student entrepreneurs from Westhampton Beach High School in the Westhampton Beach UFSD took one of the top spots in the finals of the eighth annual Long Island Virtual Enterprises Business Plan Competition. More than 60 local high schools competed in the finals, with each school represented by a student team in the form of a business.

Westhampton Beach’s team, SPFy, will advance to the National Business Plan Competition, to be held this month at the Microsoft Technology Center and Pier 92 in New York City. Team members are Ansley Berman, Bjorn Christensen, Chloe Koonmen, Drew Malabre, Maeve Murphy, and Grace O’Hare.

Finalists were determined by their combined performance in the oral and written presentations of their firm’s business plans. Each day of the robust trade show event, nearly 1000 students marketed their firm’s virtual goods and services, and networked with students, business leaders, and college mentors from across the metro area. Firms participated in competitions in the categories of Company Branding, Company Newsletter, E-Commerce Website, Employee Handbook, Sales Materials, Video Commercial, Booth Design, Salesmanship, and Impact Marketing.