Summer Music & Arts

The summer music and arts program is once again presenting an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to try something new or improve on talents and skills they already have. Over 100 youngsters are taking advantage of this affordable and enriching camp held at Walt Whitman High School. A new class this year is video production and students were busy editing footage and creating the next summer blockbuster.

“We are also continuing our new fellowship with the Long Island Music Theatre Festival (LIMTF) that will be very exciting for students from all over Long Island,” said Music and Arts Co-Director Mr. Allan Deitz. The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is a non-profit program dedicated to producing a full-length musical with a professional orchestra in two weeks. During that time, students receive training from industry professionals while being surrounded by peers who share the same passion and skill set. Students will have the opportunity to work with a Broadway guest artist, discuss resume building, and learn audition techniques.

This summer, LIMTF will be producing The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring master classes with Tony award winner, Beth Leavel, Broadway’s original Drowsy Chaperone and two-time Tony award winning costume designer, Gregg Barnes.

The LIMTF program will take place at Walt Whitman High School on weekdays from July 21–August 2 from 10 am – 6 pm. Performances will be on August 1 at 8pm and August 2 at 3pm. Parents, guests, and friends are invited to attend.

This summer’s music and arts camp menu includes band, orchestra, chorus, and jazz, with daily rehearsals and small private and small group instruction. “Many of our staff have either graduated from college or are still in college and active in music and the arts,” said Mr. Deitz.  There are special small group instruction classes that include piano, guitar, and percussion. Art classes are busy in several rooms with illustration, sculpture, and basic art that includes photography. Technology is a fast-growing segment of the camp and includes Electronic music composition, photoshop, and video production.

South Huntington has a strong dance program and a group of youngsters are taking full advantage in this summer’s dance classes. There is a special elementary program that gives our second- and third-graders individualized exposure to music, art, and theatre.  “This is a great camp with a long history and a terrific staff,” said Mr. Deitz.

The summer music and arts camp will be giving the following summer performances: The theatre production of "Through The Looking Glass” will be presented on Thursday, July 24th at 7PM. The Summer Dance program will also be performing. Parents, guests, and friends are invited to attend.

On Friday, July 25th a "concert" featuring many of the classes including dance, orchestra, band, the guitar and jazz programs, (and others) will begin approximately 9:30AM.  Parents, guests, and friends are invited to attend.

All performances will take place in the air-conditioned Walt Whitman Performing Arts Center.

 

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A South Huntington Jazz student at the piano gets individualized instruction from composer and musician Kevin Miller.
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Busy editing the next big Hollywood hit, students are mastering computer-editing programs.
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Sculpture and ceramics has this camper creating a diorama of his dream team.
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This percussion student will improve quickly behind the individualized instruction of Robbie Deitz (in background).
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Working on an art project in the elementary program, this camper gets instruction on using a small disposable camera.
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Camp co-director Mr. Frank Yolango (back row center) visits with Walt Whitman students who are manning the snack counter.

NBA Player Headlines Wildcat Sports Camp

Newly retired NBA player Raja Bell stopped into the Wildcat Sports Camp today to speak with the campers and run them through a NBA worthy workout. The basketball sports campers enjoyed their visit from the former Utah Jazz Shooting Guard. “You never know when your opportunity for a big break will come in life,” said Raja to the Wildcat campers. Raja spent some time in Whitman’s North Gym before heading out to the turf field to meet and work out with additional campers. 

Raja was visiting South Huntington with his wife Cindy Green Bell, a Walt Whitman alumnus, Class of ’92, and Hall-of-Fame soccer player and their children. The two met in college at Florida International University (FIU) where Cindy played soccer and Raja played Basketball. As a senior, Raja led the FIU Golden Panthers to a Sun Belt Conference tournament title, and a bid in the NCAA Tournament.  Before retiring from the Utah Jazz, Raja played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, and the Golden State Warriors.  The Family resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

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Raja Bell, 5th from left, takes a break with Sports Camp coaches.

Sports Camp Continues To Be a Hit

The Wildcat Summer Sports Camp is in full swing as they enter the 3rd week with Basketball, Cheerleading, Wrestling, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, and Recreation slated for action. The 4th and final week begins Monday July 21st with Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball and Recreation set to close out another fun and successful summer camp. A big thanks to our good friends at the Huntington Manor Fire Department who bring one of their trucks to cool down the campers each Friday afternoon.

 

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Week two of the Wildcat Sports Camp culminated in a football game with the champions celebrating their victory before getting cooled down by the Huntington Manor Fire Department.

A Message Regarding Report Cards for Students in Algebra 1/Algebra 1 8H

Please be advised that report cards for students in Algebra 1 8H/Algebra 1 at Stimson Middle School and Walt Whitman HS have been updated. The updated report cards with both the Common Core and Regents assessments will be posted to the Parent Portal by Monday, July 14, 2014.

Thank you. 


 

 

State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci Recognizes Walt Whitman High School

At the most recent Board of Education meeting, New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci awarded the Assembly’s highest honor, the Assembly Proclamation, to Walt Whitman High School upon its recognition as one of the Top 20 High Schools on Long Island according to US News and World Report. The High School improved last year’s national and state rankings by 87 and 21 points, respectively. Whitman was ranked 64th out of the 1,147 high schools in New York State and 18th out of the 120 schools on Long Island.

“The hard work and dedication of educators, administrators and students in the district is represented by the progressive improvement from past year’s rankings,” said Lupinacci. “The administration and staff at Walt Whitman High School provide outstanding educational programs and extracurricular opportunities to meet the needs of all students. Walt Whitman is a thriving educational community that fosters an excellent atmosphere for learning and growth.”

“There is a special spirit in the South Huntington community that keeps us moving forward despite the controversies swirling at the state and national levels,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo.  “South Huntington’s progress in educating all students and facilitating success throughout the spectrum is a genuine affirmation of the wonderful work taking place in our schools.  We are blessed to have great teachers and staff, inquisitive students, and wonderfully supportive parents.  The sky is truly the limit for our district, and this recent award represents a bold first step in an exciting journey to come.”

According to U.S. News and World Report, Long Island's top 20 high schools are as follows:

1.         Jericho High School; Jericho 
2.         Manhasset Secondary School; Manhasset 
3.         William A. Shine Great Neck South High School; Great Neck
4.         Garden City High School; Garden City 
5.         South Side High School; Rockville Centre
6.         Cold Spring Harbor High School; Cold Spring Harbor 
7.         The Wheatley School; Old Westbury 
8.         Syosset Senior High School; Syosset
9.         Herricks High School; New Hyde Park 
10.       Harborfields High School; Greenlawn
11.       Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School; Port Washington
12.       Roslyn High School; Roslyn Heights
13.       Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School; Plainview
14.       Half Hollow Hills High School West; Dix Hills
15.       Floral Park Memorial High School; Floral Park
16.       Locust Valley High School; Locust Valley
17.       Carle Place Middle/High School; Carle Place
18.       Walt Whitman High School; Huntington Station
19.       Babylon Junior Senior High School; Babylon
20.       Greenport High School; Greenport
 
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NYS Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci makes a presentation to the South Huntington Board of Education honoring Walt Whitman High School as one of the Top 20 High Schools on Long Island.

Acceptable and Unacceptable- Students Express Their Feelings About Dating

Shannon Rigney, an educator for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence was at Walt Whitman High School recently to award four students who won recognition for their winning submissions in the 12th Annual “Express This” Contest.

“One of our goals is to help prevent domestic violence, and I work with adolescents throughout Suffolk County by engaging them in discussions about healthy and unhealthy relationships, dating, and abuse,” said Ms. Rigney. “Every year we hold a creative contest called ‘Express This.’ The goal of the contest is to invite students in Suffolk County, grades 6 through 12, to respond to the issues of abuse and bullying in any creative format that they choose, including creative writing, video, song, or fine arts. This year's topic question was: What do you find acceptable and unacceptable in dating relationships.”

Congratulations to the following Walt Whitman students:

Visual Arts Category- Winner: Nicole Rowe, Runner Up: Marilyn Granados.

Creative Writing Category- Winner: Taylor Parrish, Runner Up: Abdul Halimi.

The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (SCCADV) is a non-profit agency based in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York that provides free services to victims of domestic violence, their children and the community.

Additional information may be found at: www.sccadv.org

 

 

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Left to right standing: Abdul Halimi, Shannon Rigney, Whitman Principal Kathie Acker, Marilyn Granados, and Health Teacher Candice Farrell. Seated left to right: Taylor Parrish and Nicole Rowe
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“I want my poster to motivate teens to get out of abusive relationships and break the cycle of abuse,” said Nicole Rowe about her winning entry titled: Love Should Never Hurt. “It tells them that if there is something wrong, they should tell someone because it can hurt them to stay in the relationship.”
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"In order to be in a healthy relationship, you MUST first love yourself,” said Marilyn Granados. “Be true to yourself, love yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”
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Taylor Parrish’s winning entry in the creative writing category.
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Abdul Halimi, a member of the National Art Honor Society expresses his thoughts that earned a Runner Up Award in the 12th Annual “Express This” Contest.

Summer 2014 Reading Program - I reached 100 points!

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Golf Outing Honors Two Special Principals

The South Huntington Educational Foundation (SHEF), partnered with the Wildcat Booster Club and held their annual golf outing and dinner fundraiser on Monday, June 30 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Smithtown. Mother Nature smiled down at the attendees and on this final day of June, gave a day just as spectacular as the rest of the month.

The Stonebridge course was in excellent condition and the shotgun start got everyone off on the right foot. This year’s honorees, Birchwood and Maplewood school principal’s Mr. Anthony Ciccarelli and Dr. Vito D’Elia, each had their group of golfers enjoying the afternoon and before you knew it, 18 holes were finished signaling cocktail time and a friendly clubhouse packed with family, friends and colleagues ready for good food, great company, and two honorees who are loved and respected by all.

The SHEF and the Booster Club 2014 golf outing will go down as a great time making wonderful memories. The SHEF and the Booster Club Board of Trustees would especially like to thank the many local businesses and sponsors who contributed to this memorable day.

 

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SHEF President Charles Ciravolo, (left) introduced BOE Vice President Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta who presented New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci Citations to both Dr. Vito D’Elia, and Mr. Anthony Ciccarelli.
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A group of Birchwood supporters give their Principal hearty congratulations.
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Maplewood had a strong representation at the dinner, giving Dr. D’Elia well-deserved congratulations.
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Retiring Booster Club Co-President Ms. Donna Grennan was presented with a New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci Citation and warmly thanked by Nick Ciappetta that included a standing ovation from the audience.
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SHEF President Charles Ciravolo, (left) proudly accepts the MassMutual Community Service Gold Award that included a $10,000 donation to SHEF, from Gary Ranftle, Managing Partner of the Long Island Metro Office of MassMutual.

Whitman's Eighty-Fourth Commencement

It was a spectacular sun kissed morning that greeted the 405 Whitman seniors who were poised to begin the next step in their lives. Students, guests, and family members heard from Board of Education President Jim Kaden, District Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, and Whitman Principal Kathleen Acker. After a little less than 2 hours, Whitman’s Salutatorian, Taylor Parrish, and this year’s Valedictorian, Thomas Hustedt, along with their 2014 senior classmates, began a new and promising chapter in their young lives.

In his commencement message, President Kaden offered the graduates some things to think about as they prepare to make their mark as a generation. “Learn to take an interest in what is going on in the world around you.  Seek out primary sources of information whenever possible and try to look at problems from many sides’” said Mr. Kaden.  “Get out of your comfort zone and attempt to see and understand other’s views of the same issues.  Show compassion and work to find solutions to problems by looking for common ground.  It is there more often than not.  Stand behind your opinions and don’t post anonymously what you wouldn’t put your name on.”

BOE President Kaden’s complete commencement speech will be printed in the mid-July issue of Spotlight as well as a separate website posting. 

Principal Acker shared some advice with her graduating class, which included the following: 

“Stay focused on being the best you can be rather than worrying about what others are doing.  You need to have a “can do” attitude instead of comparing yourself with the fear that you may not do as well as “they” are doing.  Focus on what you can achieve so that at the end of the day you will feel good about yourself no matter what the outcome.  An unknown author provides this quote:  "Do not follow where the path leads. Rather, go where there is no path and leave a trail."

“At this time I would like to share with you some advice from Larry Lucchino, the Boston Red Sox CEO and President (sorry Yankee fans).

•Life must be fun. Kindness is essential. Have a good time. Hurt as few people as possible.

•Be bold - do be prudent- but please take risks.

•Smile, laugh and be pleasant.

•Be strong enough to say. "I don't know".

•Life is too hard to be lived alone. Find time for your family and friends.

•Stay in touch with the people who matter to you.

•Hold within yourself a capacity for outrage at injustice.

•Don't be colorblind. Enjoy our enriching differences.

•Seek balance. A rich life is a balanced life.

•Help some people along the way. 

Principal Acker’s complete commencement speech will be printed in the mid-July issue of Spotlight as well as a separate website posting.

Superintendent Bennardo echoed Principal Acker's sentiments about the class of ’14 when he said, “Thank you, for lifting our spirits, raising our expectations, and reminding us that this community, this state, and even this nation, will soon be passed into gifted, caring, capable hands with you at the helm. Thank you for reminding us that the system really does work. For you stand as living proof that great parents working with caring schools and loving communities can produce amazing young leaders.”

“So now, as I say good-bye, I want to leave you with those same parting wishes that we give to every graduating class.  I hope you take a piece of South Huntington pride with you into the next phase of your life.  I hope you find college life rewarding and that you fall in love with your new school the way we fell in love with you.  I hope you find a career that makes it a pleasure to get up in the morning and keeps you proud each and every day.  I hope you meet a person whose eyes you can stare into one day and say, “I do,” knowing that you’ve met a soul mate that you’ll have for the rest of your life.  I hope you know the blessing of having a son or daughter wrap their arms around you and hear the words, “Mommy, Daddy, you’re my best friend.”  I hope you know the blessings of good health.  I hope you’re close with your own parents and recognize their wisdom for many, many years to come.  And, most of all, I hope you remember us and keep Walt Whitman High School alive in your hearts for the rest of your lives.”

Superintendent Bennardo’s complete commencement speech will be printed in the mid-July issue of Spotlight as well as a separate website story.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2014

Valedictorian- Thomas John Hustedt, Salutatorian- Taylor Christine Parrish, Eve Gabrielle Adamo, Dylan Adams, Kola Charles Adebola, Mauricio Aguilar Chavez, Sintia Aguilar, Gregory John-Joseph Ahlsen, Fawzan Syed Ahmed, Anfernee Jarod Aiken, Derya Akilmak, Yenifer Alas Martinez, Gaby Albarado, Rhiannon Alexander, Jonathan Alvarez, Richard Alvarez, Alex Alvarez-Alfaro, Marc Aparicio, Samantha S. Arabi, Charissa L. Arters, Kyle Stephen Arters, Ismael Avila, Christopher Aviles, Christopher B. Avino, Ruby Bafu, Kolawole Bamgbelu, Crystal Marie Barone, Jennifer Rose Barone, Brian D. Barrera, Michael Joseph Barrotta, Autumn Starr Bellamy, Jesus Beltran, Estefani Raquel Benitez, Wesley Betsch, Clauaysia Miya Betts, Shayla Regine Betts, Olivia Beyel, Jane N. Biedermann, Edward Birdsall, Benjamin Black, Savion W. Black, Robert W. Blum, Alexander J. Bonilla, Luis Alberto Bonilla, Nicolette Bono, Zachary Bowden, Bryan F. Boyce, Malik Brandon, Nolan James Braun, Liam P. Brennan, Devon Budzitowski, Kenneth Michael Burton Jr., Elizabeth Ashley Bushey, Jorge Bustos, Kelly Byrne, Joseph M. Calderone, Anthony Calvagna, Matthew Campanella, Jessie Alfedo Canales, Francesca Capasso Nicole Taylor Cardascia, Marcus Anthony Carde, Catherine Castagna, Douglas E. Castro, James Robert Charlton, Carrie Chen, Nicholas Ciccarone, Gina Cipriano, Thomas C. Ciravolo, Nicole I. Civello, Christina Mariann Clark, Kayla Noelle Collins, Kimberly A. Columbo, Joseph Matthew Connolly, Christopher Consolo, Corey M. Cook, James R. Corbett, Christopher Corbin, Ivander Cordero, Francisco Coreas, Israel Cortes, Jocelyn N. Creeron, Gerson Cruz, Richie Cuadra, Kristen Judith Cummings, Austin Curreri, Aubrey E. Daly, Tyana Marie Davenport, Brian Davila, Thomas DePasquale, Elise Miranda Efferen Deeg, Brianna Amanda DelColle, Christopher Delaney, Leydi Delcid, Joshua L. Dent, Emily Rose DiLillo, James A. DiRaimondo, Julian Diaz, Kevin Dickson, Amanda Rose Diliberti, John C. Donnelly, Rick E. Dormeus, Mariah Dowling, Brandon John Drum, Meaghan A. Duffy, Keiri Duran Campos, Samantha Dussel, Ariana Cecile Elmayan, Gerardo Escobar, Salvatore Neal Esposito, Tubah Farooq, Randall Feliciano, Jennifer Tess Fenwick, Anthony James Feola, Brittany Marie Ferrante, Theodore Flanc, Kevin Flores, Nicole Alexis Franz, Hana Elizabeth Fulfarr, Jacqueline M. Fusco, Sammaria Gaines, Maria J. Gallegos, Shivram Gandham, Bryan Garay, Claire P. Garcia, Duglas Garcia, Maxine Garcia, Nancy Garcia, Robert Garetano, Michael Nicholas Garone, Alexandra Elizabeth Gerard, Anthony L. Gervasio, Conner Geyer, Tyler Louis Gianchetta, Michael Gioe, Ryan P. Gioe, Brenda Givargidze, Peter Glodowski, Sarah Lynn Goehring, William Goldstein, Gabriel A. Gómez, Namra Gondal, Andrew M. González, Eddy F. Gonzalez, Jamie Ann Gonzalez, Ingris Gonzalez Reyes, Marilyn Granados, Joseph Grasso, Sarin E. Grey, Phillip Griffin, Christina Grimadeau, Christine Grimadeau, Daniel Guardado, Miguel Aris Guevara Aquino, Nadege Guirand, Zahra Haider, Tiffany Ann Halajian, Rouhma Halimi, Emily Haller, Brianna Moné Hamilton, Zirgham Haque, Patric Casey Harrington, Tyler Henderson, Allek A. Hendrickson, Betsy Henriquez, Darwin Hernandez, Diana Victoria Hess, Erika Christine Hess, Alexis Higuera-Ambriz, Austin Philip Hladki, Matthew Hoang, Michael Hoch, Lauren Hoffman, Stefanie Hoffmann, Diandra Hubbard, Saba Ilyas, Luke Patrick Ingle, Lesly M. Interiano, Nicholas Vincent Isernia, Ramani Jarrett, Elijah Joseph, Hurde Jourdain, Aren Roy Kabarajian, Andrew Kahl, Cassidy G. Kaht, Matthew William Kayden, Alexander J. Keane, Victoria Kehoe, Azam Latif Khan, Sabit Khan, Nicole Ashley Kleet, Joseph Kovarik, Edmund Krakehl, George Kulich III, David K. Kwakye, Katrina Nicolette LaTorre, James Lahm, Kevin Lahm, Marianne K. Laird,, Jordana Sarah Lanz, Gregory D. Ledbetter, Terhon J. Legros, Anthony R. Lella, Summer Lemke, Eric Leon, Alanna Lea Levy, Jaclene Rose Libardi, Berthin Lindor, Christopher R. Lobasso, Erika Rachel LoBasso, Vanessa Lopez Garcia, Carla Lucana, Anna Lupton Gonzalez, Yana Lyzhina, Rachid A. Macer, Anum Mahmood, Asad Mahmood, Patrick Malave, Jose Maldonado, Fatima E. Malik, Clifford Michael Saye Manie Jr., Danny Ryan Marino, Jimmy Marseille, Casey B. Martin, Cristian Martinez Flores, Vivian Martinez, Tristan S.Matty, Casey J. Mayer, Robert H. Maxwell, Tevel Mazor, Kerri Mc Donagh, Kyle Severo McManus, Rafael Medina Moctezuma, Jennifer Melendez, Emily Elizabeth Melinis, Wade J. Melnick, Alejandra Mendoza, Nikol Metaxa Rozenfeld, Fanny Migliore, Kinza Mirza, Alyssa L. Moletz, Laura Morales, Dinora Morales Moreno, Gladis Moreira-Crespo, Kelvin Moreira, Karen Moreno, Rixy Elizabeth Moreno Moreno, Keith Morrissey, Ebony Mudry, Samantha Myers-Dineen, Hekmat Naeemi, Yousaf Jamal Naqvi, Joseph A. Nau, Christina Irene Naughton, Kelsey Neal, Lauren Nicole Nemshin, Caroline Elizabeth Nolan, Vanessa Nolasco, Kevin O' Donnell, Nicholas Robert Oberle, John Oddo, Christopher Olberding, Daniel Edward Oliveau, Nicholas Russell Orlando, Alexandra Ortiz, Karla Aida Osorio Aparicio, Michael Ospina, Jessica Ottinot, Nicholas Paceleo, Michael Pagano, John Joseph Palazzolo, Justin Park, Travaun Patron, Angelou Ambroise Paul, Samuel J. Pelliccia, Noah J. Pettit, Mardoche Pierre, Roldine J. Pierre, Nicholas Anthony Pinelli, Sydney L. Pisano, Annalisa H. Poggioli, Meghan Polk, Michael V. Porcelli, Oscar Portillo, Nicholas Posillico, Robert Prestia, Amelia L. Profaci, Nicole Joe-Anne Quattrocchi, Erlish Quintanilla, Arcides Quintanilla Rivas, Shabana Amina Rafiq, Marvin Ramirez, Deyling N. Raudales, Lauren Ré, Kaitlin Reilly, Joshua Renderos, Julio Reyes, Yasly Reyes, Lovely Richard, Kristen Riordan, Wilbert Rivas, Sara B. Rivera, Kendron Ra-Shime Rivers, Amelia M. Rivoir, Kassidy C. Rodriguez, Kevin Rodriguez Gonzalez, Michael Rodriguez-Oliva, Andrew J. Rolleri, Chelsey Roman, Shannon Nicole Roulo, Cristian Anthony Ruiz, Michael Ruotolo, Kelly A. Rydberg, Bedel Saget Jr., Nefertiti Samba, Kimberly Marie Sammon, Brittany Rose Sammut, Adam Matthew Sandler, Jenee' Rose Sands, Kira D. Sansone, Elizabeth Santos, Keycy Kelly Saravia Rivas, Mominah Sardar, Jacqueline Chu Sauer, Greta A. Schorr, Jordan Schultz, Maritza Serrano Mendez, Ranya Sergany, Rebecca Shaiman, Samantha Shaiman, Ahmad Shamulzai, Shivam Sharma, Scott Shelton, Kevin Shepherd, Evan Sherman, Jonathan Rafael Simeone, Carolyn Simone, Heathpaul Singh, Kevin Jot Singh, Philip Skop Bruno, Natalie Smith, Melissa Ann Somoza, Melisa Sorto, John C. Spessard, Emily Ann Stasi, Emily Rose Stasko, Christopher Stebbins, Ryan Christopher Stengl, Symone Stewart, Marianne Stockwell, Amanda Marie Strigaro, Jeff Sully, Nahmida Talukder, Naveed Tariq, Nicole Terenzi, Aisha Thakir, Annalise Paige Thode, Zachary Thompson, Kevin Ticas, Abdul W. Tokhie, Melane Torres Paz, Thomas Toscano, Panayiotis Elias Toubanos, Jared S. Trainor, Morgan Kristen Trefny, Henrry Treminio, Stephanny Trujillo, Jimmy Turcios Marquina, Tyler Richard Ullman, Rachel C. Ulrich, Rachel Vega, Brian Ventura, Amanda Verdi, James J . Vigneau, Melanie Villota, Beatrice Viri, James L. Wadulack, Shabanu Wahab, Ashanti Walker, Damaris Warren, Alex G. Wasserman, Stephanie Drew Weinstock, Kayla Brooke Weiss, Robert Daniel Wellington, Juwan A. Wells, Justin White, Jason J. Wildman, Cassandra Wilkie, Jeremy Goff Williams, Terri Williams, Cassandra L. Wilson, Daniel Lee Wilson, Ryan Wolff, Kiandre J. Wright, Courtney Paige Yodice, Thomas Younghans, John Zad Zadran, Derek Steven Zadrozny, Siraat K. Zafar, Daniel Zagorski, Nicholas J. Zaharios, Patrick Frank Zakrzewski, Michelle Zapata, Alexander Zappulla, and Gabriel John Lee Zimmerman.

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Signifying that their years in high school are over, Walt Whitman seniors are ready for the next journey.
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Salutatorian Taylor Parrish spoke about growing up in the Whitman community, and reminisced about her family and how important they are to her.
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This fall, Whitman’s 2014 Valedictorian, Thomas Hustedt, will be off to Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University in South Carolina to study engineering.
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“I could never thank you enough for the blanket of warmth that you have wrapped around our community. You are truly remarkable. God speed, class of 2014. We love you very much,” Schools Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo.
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You are the first graduating class that I have had for all four years as the Principal of Walt Whitman High School. It has been a pleasure and honor watching you grow into the remarkable young adults that you are today. I truly wish you a lifetime of success and dreams come true,” Walt Whitman Principal Ms. Kathleen Acker.
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Terhon Legros receives his diploma and is congratulated by the President of the Board of Education, Mr. Jim Kaden.
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Rachel Ulrich steps onstage to receive her diploma and is congratulated by Mr. Kaden.
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After the ceremony concluded, most of the students and their families enjoyed a special time together taking photos and wishing each other the very best
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Members of the BOE and administration begin the processional for Walt Whitman’s eighty-fourth commencement. Left to right: Dr. Dave Bennardo, Ms. Laura Carey, Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta, Ms. Michele DeGaetano, Dr. Jared Bloom, Ms. April Poprilo, Ms. Jacqueline Harris, Ms. Linda LaCara, Mr. Edward Nitkewicz, and Ms. Lisa Brieff.
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The award winning Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Allan Deitz provided the traditional processional and recessional, while the Whitman Chorale, conducted by Mr. Steven Altinel, sang the National Anthem and the Alma Mater. A music interlude was conducted by Mr. Frank Yolango.
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Class President Kolawole “KB” Bamgbelu relaxes with a friend after the ceremony.
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In a little more than an hour and a half, 405 Walt Whitman seniors graduated under near perfect weather.

The South Huntington Educational Foundation (SHEF) receives $10,000 MassMutual Grant

SHEF has received a $10,000 grant from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) as part of MassMutual's national Community Service Award (CSA) program. SHEF is one of only sixteen organizations nationally to receive an award. MassMutual made the grant on behalf of the volunteer efforts of Charles Ciravolo, a MassMutual financial planner with The Center for Wealth Preservation, (CWP) in Syosset.

"MassMutual's Community Service Awards program aims to encourage professionals who are active members of their community," said Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice President of Community Responsibility, from MassMutual. "Charles Ciravolo's volunteer work reflects MassMutual's steadfast commitment to supporting organizations in the communities where our financial professionals live and work."

SHEF is a nonprofit organization that supports the educational efforts of the South Huntington School District. This $10,000 grant will be used to increase the districts Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative.

Charles Ciravolo has been with MassMutual for 7 years and he has been committed to SHEF for the past 12 years, 11 as its president.  He has dedicated countless hours of time and talent to help the organization grow and flourish. "I am very pleased that my dedication to the SHEF has been recognized by MassMutual," said Charles "This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting our community through the projects and programs SHEF provides.

 

 

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SHEF President Charles Ciravolo, (left) proudly accepts the Mass Mutual Community Service Gold Award that included a $10,000 donation to SHEF, from Gary Ranftle, Managing Partner of the Long Island Metro Office of MassMutual.

Summer Wildcat Cheerleading Camp

This clinic will focus on cheerleading skills geared toward middle school athletes. A great way to prepare for tryouts:

Session #1 July 24th & July 25th   5-7 p.m.

Session #2 July 28th & July 29th  3-5 p.m.

Session #3 August 7th & August 8th  5-7 p.m.

Where: Silas Wood School [Gym]

Grades: 6-8 [2014-2015] Cost: $40  each session Mailed; $50 at the door

Any Questions?  Contact Coach at traykoch@yahoo.com

Proceeds go to:  WWHS Varsity Cheerleaders

For registration and additional information see attached form.

 

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Got Talent?

This summer, Broadway comes to South Huntington, and if you are between the ages of 14 - 22 and are serious about musical theatre, you can become a part of this unique experience and request an audition to become a cast member in this summer’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. This uplifting musical pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920's and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits. 

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is a non-profit program dedicated to producing a full-length musical with a professional orchestra in two weeks. During that time, students receive training from industry professionals while being surrounded by peers who share the same passion and skill set. Students will have the opportunity to work with a Broadway guest artist, discuss resume building, and learn audition techniques.

This summer, we will be producing The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring master classes with Tony award winner, Beth Leavel, Broadway’s original Drowsy Chaperone and two-time Tony award winning costume designer, Gregg Barnes.

The program will take place at Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington on weekdays from July 21–August 2 from 10 am – 6 pm. Performances will be on August 1 at 8pm and August 2 at 3pm.

If you are between the ages of 14 - 22 and are serious about musical theatre, become a part of this unique experience and request an audition by emailing steven@rexarts.org.  To audition, candidates need to prepare a song from the show as well as a contrasting song of their choice.

For additional information please see the attached flyers

 

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Up For The Challenge

Physical Education Teacher Rory Sherman brought back some really great news to share with the South Huntington community. The 30th annual Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged ran throughout May 30 and 31 at Mitchel Athletic Complex, and featured athletes between the ages of 5 and 21. With over 25 athletes from South Huntington competing, the games brought hope and tears of joy to our young athletes.

The Games offer physically challenged youth the opportunity to participate in competitive sports and recreational activities adapted to best suit their unique abilities. They enable youth to learn and develop skills required for a successful experience in sports competition and fitness and familiarize the general public with the abilities of physically challenged individuals.

Competitive Events include: Track Events (Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Power Wheelchair), Field Events adapted for all Physical Challenges, Swimming, Archery, Table Tennis, and Slalom (Courses are set up to accommodate Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Blind/Visually Impaired athletes).

Each Athlete competes against other athletes of the same age group, same sex and same classification. Athletes compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, as well as fourth, fifth and sixth place ribbons. All others receive a “Personal Best” ribbon for their accomplishments. 

Congratulations to our South Huntington athletes who brought home 24 Gold Medals, 22 Silver Medals and 13 Bronze Medals.  Competing for South Huntington were:

Oakwood: Jake Casden, Giselle Alberto, Chris Portilio-Gomes, Cassidy Saravia, Josue Gomez-Benitez, Samantha Hernandez-Bustillo and Mathew Cashman. 

Birchwood: Anthony Portillo-Gomez and Martin Stone

Maplewood: William Auborg, Amaan Awaan, Jack Cary, Jacob Dougherty, Jerehmy Glover, Jovahny Glover, Tyler Needham, Alexia Rivera, Andrew Sansevieri, Devin Sansevieri, Michael Vitoria, Brian Wagner and Juliet Berger.

Silas Wood: James Stanton, Tamia Lewis and Brian Hauser

Walt Whitman: Sophie Markell

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A special Thank You to SEPTA for their continued support and to all of the teachers, coaches and support staff that made this all possible.

 

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A special Thank You to SEPTA for their continued support and to all of the teachers, coaches and support staff that made this all possible.
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Tamia Lewis gives the ring toss her best shot while Brian Hauser, background, gets a congratulatory moment from his proud dad.
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Oakwood First-Grade Teacher Joan Lay (center) with many of her students who came out to support the athletes, greet Whitman athlete Sophie Markell (white Jersey).
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Devin Sansevieri lets the weighted ring toss fly with great results.
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James Stanton brought home a gold medal in the disc throw.

Three from Whitman Honored at Baseball Awards

Coach Steve Greco is please to report that at the recently held Suffolk County Baseball Awards Dinner, three Walt Whitman Wildcats were recognized. Greg Ledbetter received Academic All-League, Ben Black received All-League, and Nick Isernia received All-League honors.

From Coach Greco:

Greg was our starting Shortstop, batted leadoff for us and hit .300.  He had 11 RBIs and stole 7 bases, and was recognized for his play on the field and his work in the classroom.  He will play at Adelphi University next year

Ben was a two-year starting outfielder for us.  He was one of the best defensive outfielders I have had, and batted .325 over his two years playing at Whitman.  This past season he led the team in both batting average and hits.  He will be attending SUNY Oswego next year.

Nick was a two-time Suffolk County All-League selection.  Nick has been the ace of our pitching staff over the past two year, pitching six complete games and two shutouts over those seasons.  This year he also did it at the plate, batting .305 and leading the team with 12 RBIs.  Nick will be playing at SUNY Oswego next season.

It was a pleasure coaching these three players over the past few year’s, they all play the game the right way, hustling on and off the field, and are a great example for the younger players in our program.  They all have bright futures ahead of them.

 

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From Left to Right: Academic All-League- Greg Ledbetter, All-League Ben Black and Nick Isernia, with Varsity coach Steve Greco at the Suffolk County Baseball Awards Dinner.

2014 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Celebrated

On Thursday, June, 12th the Wildcat Booster Club, in conjunction with the South Huntington School District, held their annual Hall of Fame, Scholarship and Gold Key Dinner.  Alumni, friends, and peers that may have played with these worthy inductees were invited to attend making this a hot ticket in the always busy end-of-year awards season.  

Congratulations:

Charlie Gugliotta- Class of ‘71

Varsity Football – 1967-1968

Varsity Track – 1967

Varsity Basketball – 1967-1971

Received All-League and All-County Honors

Captain of the Basketball Team

Attended Union College 1971-1975

Played Basketball for Union College

Majored in Psychology, earned a B.S. Degree 

Played Professional Basketball overseas in Switzerland and Argentina

Played Professionally in the Eastern League of the CBA

  

Frank R. Gugliotta II- Class of ‘73

Basketball

Varsity Basketball - 1971-1973

Long Island Player of the Year - 1973

Suffolk County Basketball Championships – 1973

Captain – 1972-1973

University of Bridgeport 1973-1977

All-American Division II – 1977

Earned a Bachelor of Arts & Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering

Inducted in University of Bridgeport Hall of Fame

Played 5 Years of Professional Basketball in Three Different Countries

 

Rich Mills- Class of ‘73

Basketball

Varsity Basketball Co-Captain

All-Conference

MVP of Section XI Basketball Champions – 1973

Lacrosse

Varsity Lacrosse Co-Captain

University of Delaware -1973 – 1977

Played Basketball 1 Year – Lacrosse 4 Years

Majored in Physical Education Earning a BSPE Degree

Appears in the University of Delaware Record Books:

4x Team Scoring Leader – 1974-1977

NCAA Lacrosse Records:

Points in a Game – 14

Assists in a Game – 13

Points in a Season 12 Games – 75 points

Assists in a Season 12 Games – 47

Points in a Career – 48 Games -230

Assists in a Career – 48 Games – 124

Team MVP – 1977

Outstanding Senior Athlete Award – 1977

NCAA – South All Start Team – 1977

NCAA Awards:

3x East Coast Conference Team Championships

3x All E.C.C – 1st Team Attack

2x All-American – Attack

Points in a Game – 14

Assists in a Game – 13

Division I Leading Scorer/game -6.25 – 75pts - 1975

Division I Assist Leader/game – 3.95 – 47 assts – 1975

Member of Elite 100/100 Club – with 106 Goals/124 Assists in 48 Games

36 Years Teaching Physical Education

Coach – Soccer, Cross County, Track, Lacrosse, Basketball and Tennis

 

Michael Giustizia- Class of ‘78

Wrestling

League I Champion – 3 Consecutive Years

First Place Suffolk County Champion – 2 years

5th Place New York State Championships – Junior Year

League, County and State Champion – Senior Year

NYS Free-Style Champion – Senior Year

University of Tennessee and Florida State University

Lehigh Wrestling Championship seen on ESPN – 1st Place

South Eastern Conference – 2nd Place

Southern Open - 3rd Place

Division I NCAA Wrestling Championship – 6th Place

Empire State Games – Champion

Named to 1980 Olympic Team boycotted by United States

Inducted into the United States Collegiate Hall of Fame, Oklahoma

 

Tom Gugliotta- Class of ‘88

Basketball

All-Long Island – 1988

Voted Most Athletic – 1988

Attended North Carolina State University – 1988-1992

All ACC Honors – 1991-1992

Averaged 22 Points and 10 Rebounds per Game - 1992

NBA 1992-2005:

Drafted 1st Round 6th Overall Pick – Washington Bullets (Wizards) – 1992

13 NBA Seasons

Points 9,895 (13.0 ppg)

Rebounds 5,589 (7.3 rpg)

Steals 1,079 (1.4 spg)

NBA All-Rookie First Team – 1993

NBA All-Star – 1997

Played with Golden State Warriors – 1994-1995, Minnesota Timberwolves – 1995-1998, Phoenix Suns – 1999-2004, Utah Jazz 2004, Boston Celtics – 2004-2005 and Atlanta Hawks - 2005

Statistically compared to NBA Hall of Famers Bill Bradley and Gus Johnson (Basketball-Reference.com)

USA Olympic Team – 1999-2000

FIBA Americas Championship

United States National Team Gold Medal – 1999 San Juan

 

Carlton J. Rowe- Class of ‘96

Football

Varsity Starter – 1993-1995

All-League – 1993-1995

All-County – 1994-1995

Runner-Up for the Hansen Award – 1995

All Long Island Football – 1995

Captain 

Track & Field

Varsity – 1992-1995

All-County – 1992-1995

Indoor Triple Jump Record Holder 45’ x 10 ¾ - 1993

All-State Triple Jump – 1992-1995

Outdoor National Triple Jump Champion – 1995

Boston College – 1996-2000

Majored in Sociology

Played Football and Track & Field in College

2 Year Starter – 1996-2000

All Big East Football

Played in the Insight.com Bowl -1999

All Big East Track & Field Triple Jump – 1997

Earned a Bachelor’s of Arts & Science and Master of Physical Education

Represented Long Island at the Empire State Games as a Triple Jumper and Javelin Thrower

 

Danielle Muller- Class of ‘03

Basketball

Varsity 5 Years – 1998-2003

Rookie of the Year – 8th Grade – 1998-1999

All League – 1999-2000

All-County – 2000-2003

Team Captain             

Softball

Varsity 4 Years – 2000-2003

All-Conference – 2000-2002

All-County – 2002-2003

Team Captain   

Cross Country

Varsity 1 Year – 2002

University of Rochester Basketball – 2003-2007

Honorable Mention All-UAA – 2004-2005

Basketball Captain – 2005-2007

Second Team All-UAA – 2005-2006

First Team ALL-UAA – 2007

Chase Tournament MVP

WBCA/Kodak Division III Women’s Basketball All-American Team

Sylvia Fabricant Award Recipient for Outstanding Sportsmanship in Women’s Intercollegiate Program

Earned BA in Psychology

UCLA Graduate School – 2008-2010

Masters in Elementary Education

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Caltech, Pasadena, CA – 2007-2009

Currently a Head Coach in Virginia

 

 

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2014 Walt Whitman Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
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Rich Mills: Class of 1973
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Carlton J. Rowe: Class of 1996
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Danielle Muller: Class of 2003
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Michael Giustizia: Class of 1978
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Frank R. Gugliotta, II: Class of 1973
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Charlie Gugliotta: Class of 1971

Gold Key Awards Highlight Consistency and Dedication

The prestigious Gold Key awards were handed out on Thursday evening at the annual South Huntington Gold Key Scholarship and Sports Hall of Fame dinner. This award goes to student athletes who have demonstrated outstanding athletic participation by lettering in a combination of eight Junior Varsity or Varsity seasons in grades 10-12 at WWHS.

Introducing the Class of 2014 Gold Key Recipients: Joseph Calderone, Douglas Castro, Nicole Civello, Kristen Cummings, Brianna Delcolle, Anthony Gervasio, Ryan Gioe, Andrew Gonzalez, Lauren Hoffman, Nicole Kleet, Casey Martin, Christopher Olberding, Rebecca Shaiman, Emily Stasko, Jeff Sully, Daniel Lee Wilson, and Alexander Zappulla.

 

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OHEKA Garden Party Features Whitman Musicians

The Friends of OHEKA held their annual garden party on Wednesday evening, celebrating 30 years of growth since owner Gary Melius purchased the dilapidated castle and began restoring it to the splendor of the Great Gatsby era. 

As hundreds of guests, many in Gatsby era attire strolled the grounds, they were greeted by the sounds of classical music and cool jazz. Congratulations to Allan Deitz and his incredibly talented Jazz musicians and to Frank Yolango and his equally talented Walt Whitman Chamber Orchestra for providing the perfect musical backdrop to an always beautiful evening on the grounds of this magnificent castle.

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The award winning Jazz Band, direct by Allan Deitz, standing left, got the tempo into a nice groove as guest mingled and welcomed the sunset overlooking Huntington harbor.
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Enjoying the sounds of the Walt Whitman musicians, Jared Bloom, Jacci Harris, and Dave Bennardo, congratulate owner Gary Melius on his 30th Anniversary.
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Frank Yolango, standing right, and his talented Chamber Orchestra get ready to greet OHEKA guest as they first arrive.

Pride Abounds at Stimson Sports Awards

The annual 2013-2014 Stimson Middle School Sports Awards were held on Tuesday evening, sponsored by the South Huntington Athletic Department and the Wildcat Booster Club. One of the evening’s awards was the Stimson Pride Award.  This award is for athletes who give 100% to their team, for exhibiting exceptional sportsmanship, for being in good academic standing, and for being a team player.  Congratulations to this year’s recipients for Fall-Winter and Spring Sports:

Girls Tennis-Noelle Bryggman

Boys Volleyball-Matthew Williams

Girls Volleyball-Cayleigh Delgado

Girls Basketball-Noelle Bryggman

Girls Track -Antoinette Butts Miller

Boys Track-Antonio Valencia

Field Hockey-Chloe Blumberg

Football-Mark Havekotte

Girls Soccer-Danielle Kleet

Girls Lacrosse-Chloe Blumberg

Softball -Noelle Bryggman

Boys Lacrosse -Dominick Esposito

Boys Soccer-Timothy Mahadeo

Boys Tennis-David Caliendo

Cheer -Victoria Mock

Boys Cross Country-Jack Wrobel

Girls Cross Country- Maegan Guzman

Wrestling -James Mayer

Baseball - Matthew Williams

Boys Basketball-James Mattutat

 

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Congratulating 3-time pride award winner Noelle Bryggman– left to right: Booster Club Co-Presidents, Christine Dickson and Donna Grennan; BOE Trustee, Laura Carey; Noelle, Schools Superintendent, Dr. Dave Bennardo; Deputy Superintendent, Jacci Harris; and Stimson Principal Edwin Smith.

8th Grade Awards Night

Stimson Middle School recently held their 8th grade awards night as they prepare to send an exceptional group of students to Walt Whitman High School in the fall. Congratulations to the following students: 

Note: Photo captions of names not necessarily in order.

Kentaro Matsushima Art            Bronze Medal

Nadia Lubrano            Art            Silver Medal

Joshua  Joseph Art            Gold Medal

Tiffany Chuen English Bronze Medal

Leydi Hernandez Fernandez  English   Bronze Medal

Sara Lopez English Bronze Medal

Brooke Decker English Silver Medal

Elias Hernandez English Silver Medal

Bria Ryan English Silver Medal

Tristan Dougherty English Gold Medal

Edwin Garcia Garcia English Gold Medal

Isabella Martino English Gold Medal

Steven Ramirez English Gold Medal

London Aleksandr Fomchenko Pieters Math Bronze Medal

Graham Lunt Math Bronze Medal

Mollie Korn Math Silver Medal

Kentaro Matsushima Math Silver Medal

Kayla Campana Math Gold Medal

Joshua Joseph Math Gold Medal

Jared Restmeyer Math Gold Medal

Bradley Rummel General Music Bronze Medal

Zachary Lella General Music Silver Medal

Zoey Bianco General Music Gold Medal

Kayla Campana Band Bronze Medal

Kaitlyn Riha Band Silver Medal

Max Eidinoff Band Gold Medal

Michael Pinelli Orchestra Bronze Medal

Grace Noonan Orchestra Silver Medal

Noelle Bryggman Orchestra Gold Medal

Heather Aadal Chorus Bronze Medal

Emily Fung Chorus Silver Medal

Liora Hyman Chorus Gold Medal                           

Kayla Campana Physical Education Gold Medal

Kristy Campana Physical Education Gold Medal

Lauren Dooley Physical Education Gold Medal

Jack Anest Physical Education Gold Medal

Bradley Rummell Physical Education Gold Medal

Matthew Williams Physical Education Gold Medal                                

Lauren Dooley Science            Bronze Medal

Joseph Van Gostein Science            Bronze Medal

John Aparicio Science            Silver Medal

Kentaro Matsushima Science            Silver Medal

Britney Dowling Science            Gold Medal

Sarah Kim Science            Gold Medal

Steven Ramirez Science            Gold Medal                                  

Scott Mc Entee Social Studies            Bronze Medal

Sean O Donnell Social Studies            Bronze Medal

Alexa Costas Social Studies           Silver Medal

Joseph Van Gostein Social Studies            Silver Medal

Alyssa Denis Social Studies            Gold Medal

Joshua Joseph Social Studies            Gold Medal

Fernando Medina Social Studies            Gold Medal                                  

Kristen Coletti Technology            Bronze Medal

Chloe Blumberg Technology            Silver Medal

Brian Trifon Technology            Gold Medal                                   

Devin Link Spanish            Bronze Medal

Scott Mc Entee Spanish            Bronze Medal

Dayana Reyes Spanish            Bronze Medal

Alexandra Sherry Spanish            Bronze Medal

Lauren Brown Spanish            Silver Medal

Russell Burghard Spanish            Silver Medal

Elizabeth Plaisir Spanish            Silver Medal

Rachel Vaughan Spanish            Silver Medal

Lillianna Galati Spanish            Gold Medal

Joshua Joseph Spanish            Gold Medal

Casey Perez Spanish            Gold Medal

Michael Seitz Spanish            Gold Medal                                  

Tyler Malone French            Bronze Medal

Nadia Lubrano French            Silver Medal

Brenda Mendez French            Gold Medal                                   

Filomena Abbatiello Italian            Bronze Medal

Isabella Martino Italian            Bronze Medal

Kristy Campana Italian            Silver Medal

Natalie Zakrzewski Italian            Silver Medal

Kayla Campana Italian            Gold Medal

Joseph Van Gostein Italian            Gold Medal

Thomas De Gaetano Suffolk Zone Physical Education  Award - Boys           

Noelle Bryggman Suffolk Zone Physical Education  Award - Girls           

Alexandra Sherry Daughters of the American Revolution Award           

Chloe Blumberg Ms. Stimson

Michael Bronson Mr. Stimson

 

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Left: Michael Bronson, Mr. Stimson and Chloe Blumberg, Ms. Stimson. Right- Suffolk Zone Physical Education Award: Noelle Bryggman and Thomas DeGaetano.
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Spanish awardees: Devin Link, Scott Mc Entee, Dayana Reyes, Alexandra Sherry, Lauren Brown, Russell Burghard, Elizabeth Plaisir, Rachel Vaughan, Lillianna Galati, Joshua Joseph, Casey Perez, and Michael Seitz.
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Left group- Art awardees: Kentaro Matsushima, Nadia Lubrano, and Joshua Joseph. Right group- Orchestra awardees: Grace Noonan, Noelle Bryggman, and Michael Pinelli.
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English awardees: Tiffany Chuen, Leydi Hernandez Fernandez, Sara Lopez, Brooke Decker, Elias Hernandez, Bria Ryan, Tristan Dougherty, Edwin Garcia Garcia, Isabella Martino and Steven Ramirez.
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Social Studies awardees: Scott Mc Entee, Sean O Donnell, Alexa Costas, Joseph Van Gostein, Alyssa Denis, Joshua Joseph, and Fernando Medina.
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Left- General Music awardees: Bradley Rummel, Zachary Lella, and Zoey Bianco. Right- French Awardees: Tyler Malone, Nadia Lubrano, and Brenda Mendez.
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Left: Alexandra Sherry: Daughters of the American Revolution Award Right- Chorus awardees: Heather Aadal, Emily Fung, and Liora Hyman.
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Physical Education awardees: Kayla Campana, Kristy Campana Lauren Dooley, Jack Anest, Bradley Rummell, and Matthew Williams.
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Italian awardees: Filomena Abbatiello, Isabella Martino, Kristy Campana, Natalie Zakrzewski, Kayla Campana, and Joseph Van Gostein.
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Math awardees: London Aleksandr Fomchenko Pieters, Graham Lunt, Mollie Korn, Kentaro Matsushima, Kayla Campana, Joshua Joseph, and Jared Restmeyer.
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Science awardees: Lauren Dooley, Joseph Van Gostein, John Aparicio, Kentaro Matsushima, Britney Dowling, Sarah Kim, and Steven Ramirez.
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Left- Band awardees: Kayla Campana, Kaitlyn Riha, and Max Eidinoff. Right- Technology awardees: Kristen Coletti, Chloe Blumberg, and Brian Trifon.