South Orangetown Central School District

Students with "Vote Taylor Swoop" sign

Cottage Lane Elementary School students in Katie Kopac, Brenda Sullivan and Jacob Tanenbaum’s class are in their peregrine falcon naming era.

After learning about the bird of prey, they proposed a name for one of four chicks that recently hatched in the nest box at the top of a tower on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Their entry has made it to the final round of a naming contest co-sponsored by the New York State Thruway Authority and Veolia.

I don’t know about you, but SOCSD is feeling Taylor Swoop (CLE’s Version).

Public voting is now open at