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Trade students earn scholarships


Thirteen Southampton High School students enrolled in Eastern Suffolk BOCES’ carpentry program earned scholarship funds from

Trade students earn scholarships

Thirty students from the Hampton Bays, Southampton, Westhampton Beach and Bridgehampton school districts, who are enrolled in Eastern Suffolk BOCES career and technical education programs this school year, were recently presented with $7,000 in scholarships from the Southampton Business Alliance.

The scholarships will help defray the out-of-pocket cost of tools and other gear the students are required to supply for their future studies in the building trades, specifically carpentry, HVAC, plumbing and heating, and electrical. 

This is the third year that the SBA has provided scholarships with a goal to help build a pipeline of skilled workers on the East End of Long Island.

The districts extend their congratulations to the following students:

Hampton Bays

  • Kevin Aguilar, Electrical
  • Matthew Drake, Plumbing and Heating
  • Raymond Drake, Plumbing and Heating
  • Steven Japa Idrovo, Plumbing and Heating
  • Noah Thompson, Electrical 


  • Melvin Benitez Joya, Carpentry
  • Yeiner Garcia Arellanos, Carpentry
  • Samantha Graap, Carpentry 
  • Oscar Lopez Najera, Carpentry
  • Jairo Lopez Ucelo, Carpentry
  • Marlon Martinez Lopez, Carpentry
  • Styven Mayen Carrera, Carpentry 
  • William Owen, Carpentry
  • Nefy Suruy Uyu, Carpentry
  • Henry Swan, Carpentry
  • Fredy Tlapanco, Carpentry
  • Darlin Vasquez Geronimo, Carpentry
  • Finnias Wilson, Carpentry

Westhampton Beach

  • Tristin Allen, Electrical
  • Hunter Calise, Carpentry
  • Jagger Capozzola, Carpentry
  • Michael Forseth, Electrical
  • Matthew Galovic, Carpentry
  • James Hertwig, HVAC
  • Marcus LeBrun, Electrical
  • Seth Levine, Carpentry
  • Thomas Nguyen-Jeanneret, Electrical
  • Nicholas Pelosi, Electrical
  • Juan Set Vicente, Carpentry


  • Samuel Gonzalez, HVAC