Chamber student of the month


The Moriches Chamber of Commerce recently awarded senior Isabella Rayburn as October’s Business Student of The Month.

Rayburn is the Center Moriches High School’s senior class president and in the top 10 percent of her class. She is involved in six honor societies—National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society—and she is the treasurer of the Spanish Honor Society.

She is the vice president of the DECA club, involved in student council and the student leaders club. Rayburn is a varsity volleyball player, where she has earned All-League Recognition during her freshman and sophomore years and all-conference recognition her junior year.

She is also heavily involved in all of the leadership initiatives being taken at Center Moriches High School. She was active in the planning of P.S. I love you Day activities, the Section XI Using Our Voices Conference and the Using Our Voice Mental Health Run Series. Additionally, she has appeared on CBS News, advocating about mental health in teens, been selected for the NYSPHAA Leadership conference in Albany, presented at the National Athletic Directors Conference and attended Gov. Hochul’s Youth Mental Health Listening Session.

Outside of school, Rayburn is a water safety instructor as well as a lifeguard at the Moriches Yacht Club, where she works with children teaching them how to swim, be comfortable in the water, and how to act in the case of an emergency. She also coaches youth volleyball for Long Island Blaze Volleyball Club throughout the winter and has been a part of the Girl Scouts since she was in kindergarten.

Rayburn plans to major in business when she attends college next fall.

Last month, the chamber’s Fall Fair was a huge success, with over 100 vendors, live music, and awesome food trucks.

The Veterans parade is on Nov. 5. Parade and starts at 2 p.m. on Main Street, East Moriches, and ends at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park with a ceremony.
The Winter Festival is on Dec. 10 in Center Moriches. The next chamber meeting is on Nov. 10 at Sunsets at Senix in Center Moriches at 6 p.m.

Also, the chamber’s new website is published!


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