Remembering Robert G. Cabral, Sayville High Class of 1975 on today his birthday, September 22. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183093171
Remembering Linda A. Huber, Sayville High Class of 1978 on today her birthday, September 22. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134840400
Remembering William J. Zsembery, Sayville High Class of 1940 on today his birthday, September 21. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37514987
Remembering Clifford S. Elbert, Sayville High Class of 1924 on today his birthday, September 21. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149294331
Today I found out that my daughter teaches with Mal Robinsons daughter at Mamaroneck HS. Mal's daughter teaches Social Studies just like her Dad. Mal was my daughter Erins softball coach, at good Ole Sayville High. Rest in Peace Mr. Robinson. Will always remember your smile. Small world isn't it?
The heartwarming letter from Kevin A. Scudero's Mom was not attached to his birthday remembrance, so here it is...
Please read! Thanks!
This young man embodies the best of our town. Please be sure to cast a vote for this Heart of a Giant award. Drew lost lost his dad when he was 13. Drew's dad was his first and best coach. Drew doesn't miss a practice or workout. Drew explains his commitment to football as finishing what he and his dad started. Vote for this kid! Please read his story. You, too, will be touched! #brothersforever https://www.usafootball.com/hoagvote/… What criteria defines you having the “Heart of a Giant” and explain how it applies to you? Commitment, dedication, will, character and teamwork are all defining characteristics of a player with the Heart of a Giant. If I have to choose one, my first thought would be “commitment”, because I relate to that most. I started playing tackle football when I was seven years old. I have not missed a practice, a training session, a lift, a camp or a clinic- in season or off season since I started. When I think about it more though, I think it is actually the WILL to succeed that drives my commitment. The will to play is what has kept me going so hard for so long. It isn’t easy to fight every day for a place on the field, and there are many days of disappointment, but my will to play picks me up and brings me back every single time. My will to succeed on the field is reflected in the classroom as well. ADHD makes focusing in a classroom or taking tests difficult sometimes. With a lot of hard work in spite of those challenges, I have made honor roll and I am very proud that I finished my Junior year with a 92.8 GPA. Tell us about a time you faced adversity in your life and how playing football helped you overcome such adversity? The most obvious adversity I have faced in my life is losing my Dad when I was 13. I miss him every single day. It is really difficult during football season, because I wish he was here to help me or give me advice on playing. My dad was my first football coach and the best coach. He knew so much about the game, he was tough but always positive, he gave everyone a chance and he worked extra with anyone that wanted to improve. My Dad taught us about discipline, commitment, hard work and working smart. He would light us all up like every game was for a title. Even when we were only seven years old, he gave us everything- the music, the prayer, the speeches, the eye black and highlight films. We still say the prayer he taught us. It is the same prayer he said when his team won the New Jersey State Championship in 1990. Some of us wear his initials inside our helmets, my younger brother wears his over his heart, some on their cleats or their wristbands. My Dad gave me the confidence to play and when he passed away, it felt like everything went dark. The field was the only place that felt comfortable. Somehow I feel like he is always there with us. It hasn’t been easy- at all- but I have to finish what my Dad and I started together. Every day I go back, grind every single practice, training session, clinic, film, lift, whatever it takes- because I want to be on that field more than anything. I am so grateful that my Dad gave me the gift of loving this game, because the game is what gave me the unbreakable will to carry on. What do you enjoy most about playing football? Being with my friends and teammates is the best part of playing football. Going through your toughest challenges and pushing yourself with your friends by your side is one of the best feelings you can have. In the locker room with the music and adrenaline pumping before a game, you line up together shoulder to shoulder with guys you have been playing football with for ten years and realize how lucky you are. You bust out of the locker room and on to the field with your song playing and everyone cheering with your brother by your side. In our town, we really are Brothers Forever. Tell us about how you spend your time off the field or what you enjoy doing when not playing football? During the season, our team has a lot of off field events and we hang out together. I also run track. I like playing PlayStation with my friends and I have a small system at my house where I work on music and writing lyrics. I spend a lot of time with my family and we have a pretty big family, so we always have something cool going on. ... See more
Remembering Natalie Joan (Haer) Gross, Sayville High Class of 1946 on today her birthday, September 20. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184842575