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Oyster Bay High School Unveils New Turf Field

Oyster Bay, NY – May 6th marked a special day for the community as the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District officially cut the purple ribbon on Oyster Bay High School’s new multi-sport turf field. Proud community members, central and building administrators and students gathered on the new field for the momentous occasion.

The turf field, located behind the high school, was funded through the district’s 21st Century Capital Improvements Bond Referendum which passed in 2021. The turf field was one of the major projects in the improvement plan. It replaced the high school’s old grass field and took approximately eight months to complete.

New Oyster Bay High School turf field.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Oyster Bay High School band performed and members of the high school’s broadcasting team, Bay News Now, live streamed the event for viewers at home. The ceremony featured several key speakers including Deputy Superintendent Maureen Raynor, Physical Education, Health and Athletics Director Eric Bramoff, Oyster Bay High School Acting Principal Melissa Argaman, senior student-athletes Ian Lubin and Faith Lingen, Board of Education President Laurie Kowalsky and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni.

New turf field ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 6, 2023.

Each spoke highly of the new turf field which is already being utilized by students.

“This new turf field is a symbol of what we can achieve when we come together to invest in our students and our community,” Ms. Kowalsky said. “It’s a place where our athletes can compete at the highest level and where our community can come together to cheer them on. So today we cut the ribbon on this new field with great pride and excitement.”

Dr. Ianni also expressed his excitement and his gratitude. He thanked the community, the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education, Deputy Superintendent Raynor and all the architects and construction workers who made the project come to life.

“As we officially cut the ribbon today, let us look forward to the future with optimism and excitement,” said Dr. Ianni. “Let us continue to work together to build the best school and school community in the nation. Thank you, all of you, for being part of this momentous occasion.”

With the support of district administrators beside him, Dr. Ianni cut the ribbon, officially marking the opening of the field which the district hopes will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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