Who Made a Difference in Sachem in 2012?

Nominate your Sachem neighbors for Patch's list of people who mattered this year.

The Sachem community is filled with special people who make a difference, people who make an impact on our lives on a regular, sometimes daily, basis.

There are educators, business owners, volunteers, public officials, clergy members and others working to make Sachem a better place.

Sachem's outpouring of support for people recovering from Hurricane Sandy was remarkable, and Sachem East High School was a shelter for many displaced residents on the south shore. School leaders motivated students to acheive above and beyond what anyone thought they were capable of, and taught valuable lessons in perserverence and class. Our local Fire Departments answered the call each time it was needed.

Sachem Patch is compiling a list of 10 local people who mattered in 2012. To kick things off, we're nominating Sachem East Head Football Coach Mark Wojciechowski, not only for the outstanding job he did taking a varsity football program from the basement to the Suffolk County Championship game, but for doing so just months after his home was destroyed by a fire. His leadership earned our respect, and we don't think we're alone in our admiration. He's our nomination, but we need your help.

Nominate candidates in the comment section below, or write on our Facebook page.

Please give us the person's name and the reason they belong on this list.


Barbara Sasz cohen December 25, 2012 at 09:34 PM
i would like to nominate the sachem North dirty dozen among all the things they have done this year this group of kids sat a supermarkets every weekend for month until they were able to get enough food to feed 800 familes for thanksgiving package it all up on the eve before until 4 in the morning they also have had and organized other events to raise money for the needyGreg Coleman and Courtney Cohen among these others are who i would like to nominate
Donna Hudson December 26, 2012 at 09:09 PM
I am putting my vote in for Coach Woj! He's an amazing coach, mentor and family man!!
HOWARD FOSTER December 27, 2012 at 01:30 AM
My vote is for Coach Woj! He is a model person, educactor, and coach! His love for his family, students, players, and community permeates from his being! He has such a far reaching, long lasting affect on everyone that comes in contact with him, that it will grow geometrically for generations to come! Howard Foster


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