Audiences Love ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

The summer production of a Broadway musical by the Long Island Musical Theater Festival is always a highlight in the Walt Whitman Performing Arts Center.
Mr. Steven Altinel, on the piano, and Broadway guest artist Ms. Liz Callaway, right, rehearse with the cast.

Right from the opening scene you knew you were in for a treat. The professional orchestra was spot on and the wonderfully talented cast of the Long Island Musical Theater Festival (LITMF) once again captivated their audience with a top-notch production of Merrily We Roll Along.

Our very own vocal director, Mr. Steven Altinel is the Artistic and Musical Director of LIMTF and organized this special program which joined Whitman students and alumni Tyler Zeoli, Lauren Giglio, Marina Kopf, Nick Mangus, Sam Hoffman, Megan Montemurro and Carlos Villatoro onstage with the finest musical theater talent in the region. 

Earlier in the week it was a genuine thrill to see Whitman students and staff performing side by side with Broadway star and Emmy winner, Liz Callaway. Ms. Callaway conducted a master class with the LIMTF cast in preparation for the performance, and joined them in a special performance at Adelphi University that honored and paid tribute to the career of this famed actress who made her Broadway debut in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.


Photo Gallery from Merrily We Roll Along

Photo Gallery from Master Class

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.

Varsity Dance Team Kicks Off Season

The Wildcat Varsity Dance Team has earned a berth at the National Competition next Spring.

Congratulations to Ms. Kiva Boozer and Nicole Mercurio, whose talented Walt Whitman Varsity Dance team took the National Dance Alliance Summer Training Festival by storm. Teams from Long Island and New Jersey attended this popular summer season tune-up and competition. After a rigorous several days we are proud to post the following results:

Team Awards:

Superior rating in Team Dance

Superior Showmanship Award

NDA Spirit Award

Gold - Team Leader Performance

Herkie Teamwork Award (Named after the founder of NDA)


Individual Awards:

3 All American Team Members -Katherine Cox, Amanda Moletz, and Arianna Carlson

Bid to the National Dance Championship in Orlando Florida

Top Gun Kick Winner - Marina Kilkenny

Top Gun Turns Winner - Katherine Cox

Congratulations girls! A special thanks to their coaches and parents who work incredibly hard helping to ensure a successful start to the new season.

2015-16 Team Roster: Arianna Carlson, Catherine Costantino, Katherine Cox, Taylor Greco, Jenna Kilkenny, Marina Kilkenny, Rachel Kilkenny, Amanda Moletz, Pamela Pulverenti, Madison Repetti, and Brittney Salerno.

Youth Program Connecting at Whitman

Many of the steakholders and those responsible for running the Suffolk County Youth Connection summer activity program gather before heading out to the various activities being held for the high school program.
South Huntington Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo and Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards discuss the upside of how a program like this benefits so many in our community.
Visiting a high school photography class, left to right back row: South Huntington Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris, Superintendent Bennardo, Huntington Councilwoman Susan Berland and Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone interact with the teacher and some of his students.
Whitman’s new Principal Mr. John Murphy is introduced and received a warm welcome.
With news cameras rolling, South Huntington BOE Trustee Mr. Edward Nitkewicz talked about the district’s responsibilities and its positive effective on our community.

Suffolk County and Huntington Town Officials held a press conference at Walt Whitman High School on Wednesday evening to thank the South Huntington school community, Board of Education, and district administration for their overwhelming support for the Suffolk County Youth Connection program.

The Suffolk County Youth Connection is a summer activity program open to all, but aimed specifically to provide educational and recreational activity for youth in Huntington, Huntington Station, and South Huntington free of charge. More than 100 resident students, age 12-18, are participating in the five day-a-week program, which runs from July 13 to August 21. Activities range from basketball and golf to creative writing, photography and robotics.

Open enrollment every night ensures that students may sign up on the spot and attend at any point during the program. Tuesdays through Fridays have a Middle School program from 5-7PM and a High School Program from 7-9PM. Monday nights are dedicated to children with disabilities 6-7:30PM.

The program is the brainchild of Huntington Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards, who can be found at Walt Whitman almost every night speaking with her support staff and coaches, and most importantly, encouraging students and making sure they know that they are loved and supported.  The program is one of the councilwoman’s action plans that include the promotion of quality of life initiatives; and the creation of additional partnerships with school districts and local businesses to increase youth programs.

The program is presented jointly by Suffolk County and the Town of Huntington in collaboration with the South Huntington School District, the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center Leadership Council, the Suffolk County Police Department, the Park Shore Science Camp Academy, the Huntington Manor Fire Department, the Huntington Ecumenical Ministers Alliance, Tri-CYA, REACH-CYA, David W Parker Lodge #72 and chapter 64, OES, and the Huntington branch of the NAACP. Other sponsors include the Huntington Community First Aid Squad, Integrity Golf and Canon USA.

Wildcat Sports Camp Highlights

The boys of summer are hitting homeruns during session 4 and by all accounts having a blast.
During Session 3, wrestling proved to bring out the best as young campers got to experience what it’s like on the wrestling mat and why the varsity team is top notch.
Cheerleading is immensely popular and now a recognized NYSPHSAA sport. Whether choosing session 2-3- or 4, campers came away excited and energized.
Keeping the pipeline to varsity full of prospects, session 4 featured a full day of lacrosse for both boys and girls.
Session 1 and 4 both featured volleyball, and this fast-paced and popular sport at Whitman is looking to reload after a successful season.
Thank you Huntington Manor Fire Department for making the last day special with your blast of cool water for all the campers to enjoy on the turf field.

The 2015 Wildcat Sports Camp came to a close last Friday, July 24th and the camper feedback has been extraordinary. Camp directors Vin Altebrando, Robin Rosa, Tom Fitzpatrick, and John DiGiacomo ran quite an operation with four weekly sessions that kept over 1,000 campers busy with Field Hockey to Flag football – Basketball to Baseball, and everything in between.

Campers chose from a half-day to a full day and the experienced staffers expertly guided their young charges in the finer details of their chosen sport.  “This summer was another great all-around experience, especially to see our varsity coaches provide such a high level of instruction to the campers,” said Vin Altebrando. “This community type of sports camp gives everyone, from the young athlete looking to seriously up their game, to the youngster wanting an active and fun experience, the chance to do it all.”  Seeing our Walt Whitman alumni return to their familiar fields, courts, and diamonds and engage with their much younger community members provided an exemplary environment that makes the South Huntington community so special.

Thank you to all the coaches and staffers, as well as our campers and their families for making this year’s Wildcat Sports Camp so successful. Enjoy the rest of your summer… see you all next year.


Photo Gallery from Session 2

Photo Gallery from Session 3

Photo Gallery from Session 4

Photo Gallery from the Huntington Manor Fire Truck

6th Grade Experiment to Be Tested in Outer Space!

Ms. Carol Kelly's 6th grade students presenting their winning experiment recently at the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) Conference at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. From left to right Richard Kurjanski, Hassain Babar, Dylan Cellamare, Leo Musitano, Jacob Veeder (at podium).
A team of Carol Kelly's 6th grade students were in Washington DC to present details of the experiment they have designed as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, which will fly to the International Space Station in the fall. Ms. Kelly (right) and STEM Coach Ms. Mari Scardapane with our 6th grade team at the Smithsonian.
Our 6th grade team with their families enjoy the day at the Smithsonian.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum Dr. Jared Bloom, joins Mari Scardapane (right) and Carol Kelly to present Certificates of Merit for their participation in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. Ms. Kelly’s team had the winning SSEP experiment: Effect of Microgravity of How Detergent Plus Polymer Beads Clean a Cotton Cloth. Team members: Hussain Babar, Dylan Cellamare, Richard Kurjanski, Leo Musitano, Stephan Tsolis, and Jacob Veeder.
Dr. Bloom congratulates Mia Stampfel and YiMei Potzinger, both 5th-graders from Maplewood Intermediate School, for their winning patch design. The group is joined by Mari Scardapane and teachers Anthony Fauci and Anissa McQueen.
Dr. Bloom and Mari Scardapane congratulate Liz Correll’s students Donald Basedow, Victoria Bauer, Ethan Ford, Emily Gorecki, and Victoria Isernia on their SSEP Finalist experiment- Effect of Microgravity on Skin Absorption of Moisturizer.
Dr. Bloom and Mari Scardapane congratulate SSEP Finalist Liz Correll, a grade 5 teacher at Birchwood, whose students; Kaylin Alvarez, Ziyad Choudry, Brianna Morrissey, and Dylan Thody presented an experiment about the Effect of Microgravity on Solidification Process of Cement.

A team of students from Silas Wood 6th Grade Center is interested in finding out if polymer beads can clean laundry in zero gravity.  Their findings could help astronauts clean their clothes on the International Space Station, and in the future, on the moon or Mars!

Six students will have the opportunity to test their experiment on the International Space Station later this year.  As a part of the *Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP), they will be among a select group of students who have had the opportunity to conduct research in microgravity. 

During the mission, the student team will conduct two identical experiments – one on the Space Station and one in their classroom – to see if microgravity has an impact on the effectiveness of the polymer beads.  The Polymer beads, supplied by Xeros Corporation, clean by expanding when in contact with a small amount of water, absorbing stains.  The students predict the beads will work the same way in space, eventually allowing astronauts to clean their clothes while preserving water, a precious resource in space.

The winning team members are: Hassain Babar, Dylan Cellamare, Richard Kurjanski, Leo Musitano, Stephan Tsolis, and Jacob Veeder.  The group will begin 7th grade next year at Stimson Middle School.  Their teacher at Silas Wood is Ms. Carol Kelly.

The STEM Experiment was selected from 40 proposals submitted by 184 students from three South Huntington schools.  A local committee made up of students, teachers and administrators from the Farmingdale University STEP Program, and a representative from the Astronomical Society of LI selected the top three experiments.  A national review board, convened by the National Center of Earth and Space Science Education, which administers the program, selected the South Huntington experiment for spaceflight.

A student-designed mission patch will travel to the International Space Station with the experiment. Mia Stampfel and YiMei Potzinger both 5th-graders from Maplewood Intermediate School designed the winning patch.  The patches will be certified as having flown in space and returned to display in South Huntington after the flight is completed.

Congratulations to all of our students who submitted experiments for judging, and especially to the finalists at Birchwood and Maplewood Intermediate School. This is an exciting example of how our STEM program in South Huntington is blossoming throughout the various grades and we are extremely proud of our winning team from Silas Wood, Long Island’s 1st STEM Career Academy.

Funding from local and national partners, including A Plus, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Casis, Cameron Engineering, Circor Airospace, Farmingdale State University, Long Island Forum for Technology, Subaru, and Zion Youth of Elmont made this wonderful experience possible. 

*The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program undertaken by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education in partnership with NanoRacks LLC, which is working with NASA under a formal Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. 


LI Musical Theater Ready for Opening Night


The Long Island Musical Theater Festival gets off to a big start this evening when a troupe of Long Islands top musical theater students journey through the illustrious career of Tony nominee and Emmy winner, Liz Callaway. This celebration in song will honor and pay tribute to the career of this famed actress who made her Broadway debut in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. 

To add to an already special evening, Ms. Callaway will join the cast onstage for one of her more famous songs, as well as performing a couple of solo numbers to the delight of everyone in the audience.


Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: $30 for Adults/ $20 for Students & Seniors

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center

1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

To purchase tickets, please visit

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 “Merrily We Roll Along” featuring master classes with Tony nominee and Emmy winner, Liz Callaway.  Along with starring in Merrily We Roll Along, Cats, Baby, Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon, Something Wonderful and The Look Of Love, Ms. Callaway is famous for providing the singing voices of many female characters in animated films, such as Anya/Anastasia in Anastasia, Odette in The Swan Princess, and the Adult Kiara in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

The LIMTF program will take place at Walt Whitman High School on weekdays from July 20–July 31 from 10 am – 6 pm. Performances will be on Friday, July 31st at 8pm and Saturday, August 1 at 3pm. 

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Every Hero has a Story 

Mr. John Murphy Appointed Walt Whitman High School Principal


Hi All

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. John Murphy as the new principal of Walt Whitman High School. Mr. Murphy progressed through an inclusive search of over 70 applicants, as well as numerous rounds of screenings, committee meetings, writing samples, interviews, and reference checks. We are genuinely excited to have Mr. Murphy join our South Huntington family, and thank all of the staff members, students, and parents who provided input throughout the process. The collaborative approach that characterizes our South Huntington district was on full display during this important search, and we all look forward to great things in the years to come.


Mr. Murphy comes to us from the Brentwood School District, where he served as the assistant principal in charge of a building center that includes over 2000 students in grades 10-12. Mr. Murphy, who holds graduate degrees from Stony Brook University, and is currently working towards his Doctorate at St. John's, has a strong reputation as an instructional leader and community-focused administrator. Mr. Murphy's tenure at Brentwood High School brought an increase in academic performance at all levels and an emphasis on scholastic, social, and co-curricular success.


After accepting the principalship, Mr. Murphy expressed gratitude for the opportunity and pledged the totality of his efforts to the position. He communicated a genuine desire to immerse himself in our learning community and become an active part of the Walt Whitman family. To this end, Mr. Murphy, who officially assumes his new role in early August, will spend the next several weeks communicating with students, parents, teachers, and staff alike. He plans to tour our numerous summer activities, while arranging both formal and informal meetings with representatives of our various constituent groups. Additionally, Mr. Murphy will be working closely with Ms. Acker over these next several weeks to ensure a seamless transition and smooth September opening.


Mr. Murphy will be reaching out to the members of our learning community over the next several days and sharing his new email and phone numbers as they become available. Please take a moment to get to know this newest member of our South Huntington team.


Be well,


Dave Bennardo



Mr. John Murphy





Summer 2015 Spotlight News





Thank You Huntington Toyota

South Huntington Coaches take a photo break from Wildcat Sports Camp to thank Mr. Lee and Mr. Gargoyle from Huntington Toyota and their donation of a new scoreboard.
Schools Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo thanks Mr. Lee and Mr. Gargoyle for their commitment to our students.

South Huntington coaches and Superintendent Dave Bennardo gathered at the new Walt Whitman Scoreboard on the edge of the turf field to give a big thank you to Huntington Toyota as one of our newest corporate sponsors. Thabiti Lee, General Manager and Stephen Gargoyle, the Service Director at Huntington Toyota joined the group for a formal photograph in recognition for their commitment to the South Huntington community and its students.

“We at Huntington Toyota have been involved with the South Huntington Schools community and the Wildcat Booster club for a couple of years, and we believe it’s important for local businesses to give back to their community,” said Mr. Lee. “My wife and several of our employees went to Walt Whitman and many of our employees live in the area, so we care about the students and the community. We’re a family oriented business and we want to treat the community like they’re our family.”

Thank you Huntington Toyota for your commitment to the South Huntington School Community!


Countrywood Celebrates 50 Years

At the June 15th ceremony, families, staff, students and distinguished guests all had a hand in burying the new time capsule that will be unearthed in 2040.
Former students from the class of 1990 and their teachers reconnect to reminisce.
Countrywood’s 1990 Principal and Assistant Principal Dr. Emily Rodgers and Ms. Fran Hyde get some help divulging the timecapsule contents from current principal Ms. Barbara Kenney.

Countrywood’s 50th Anniversary ceremony took place on Friday, June 5.  Ms. Barbara Kenney, Principal, welcomed the guests and shared the history leading up to the celebration.  The program was live-streamed into all of the classrooms, so that our staff and students could be part of this historic event.  On display for all to see were photo albums, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia of former teachers, support staff, and students from the 1960s through 1990’s. Everyone was excited to see each other, to reconnect with former classmates and long-lost friends, and to reminisce about their cherished years at Countrywood. 

There were several distinguished guests present for this special event: Superintendent Dr. Bennardo, Deputy Superintendent Jacqueline Harris,  and Board of Education members:  Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta and Ms. Lisa Brieff.  Also in attendance were Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci; Councilman, Mark Cuthbertson, and Councilwoman, Susan Berland; former principals:  Ms. Karen Siegel, Dr. Emily Rodgers, and Mr. Robert Bird, Principal, and former Assistant Principal, Ms. Fran Hyde.

After a greeting from the Superintendent,  Mr. Ciappetta addressed the audience and spoke about his years at Countrywood.   Dr. Rodgers and Ms. Hyde were on hand to unveil the contents of the 1990 time capsule, as they were the leaders in 1990. Back then, a metal box proved to be too costly, so a Coleman cooler served as the time capsule.  Prior to opening the time capsule, Ms. Hyde read, “A Letter to the Future,” which began with, “Whoever is reading this letter is going to share in the lives of those of us who are burying a time capsule on June 8, 1990 to mark the 25th birthday of our school.  We want you to know about life in our time.  We also want to “touch” the future.”  And that is exactly what the school community did to celebrate Countrywood’s second quarter of a century.  All focused and waited excitedly with much curiosity to discover what they had put in the time capsule so long ago. 

Grade by grade, Dr. Rodgers identified items to include a Snow White script, a copy of the school song, a picture of President Bush, Three Bears Talking Story, a T. V. Guide, a class video, the 6th grade class of 90 T-shirt, to name a few.  Dr. Rodgers spoke of the stained glass window, which still hangs in the main corridor, as well as a framed wall of 6th grade class photos recalling these special moments in time.  This celebration brought back a lot of fun memories for so many.  This would not have been possible without the backing of our School Based Management Team and our PTA liaisons.

In celebration of Countrywood’s 50th Anniversary and keeping with tradition, our kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers/students collected artifacts to be put into a new time capsule.   Ms. Njenga identified the items, which were put on display for all to see.  The new time capsule was buried in front of the school on June 15th in front of families,’ staff, and students and will be excavated in the year 2040.

Hopefully, when the children, staff, and community of the future open the capsule during the 75th Anniversary, they will know that an incredibly talented and dedicated group of teachers and support staff worked tirelessly on behalf of the children.  Countrywood’s spirit, character, and true sense of community will undoubtedly live on forever!

Photo Gallery 50th Anniversary


Photo Gallery New Time Capsule ceremony



A Special Visitor Comes to Countrywood and Maplewood

Air Force Sergeant Zach Taillie finally gets to meet his Maplewood pen pals.
Maplewood 5th grader Domenick Pastore is in the spotlight with SSgt. Taillie. Domenick made a PowerPoint presentation to the audience about Navy SEALs and handled the media interviews like a pro.
At Countrywood SSgt. Taillie greets his pen pals for the first time.
Ms. Gail Shapiro and her class at Countrywood pose with SSgt. Taillie showing off some of the art they created for him to share with his squadron.

When 26-year old Air Force Sergeant Zach Taillie had an air force flight team fly an American flag on a B-1 Bomber in a combat mission over Iraq, he knew exactly what he was going to do with that flag.

Over the course of the past school year SSgt. Taillie, from Liverpool, NY, has been in communication with a group of students from Countrywood Primary Center and Maplewood Intermediate School. Both classes were participating in ‘real world projects’ as set up by South Huntington Special Education Teacher Ms. Gail Shapiro. “The pen-pal communications helped our students learn to compose and print letters,” said Ms. Shapiro.  “They learned how to create and send emails on their iPads, including inserting photos and saving and organizing their communications in folders.”

It was through sharing these letters that SSgt. Taillie developed a relationship with Maplewood 5th grader Domenick Pastore.  As it turns out young Domenick wants to become a Navy SEAL and the two became fast friends.  SSgt. Taillie just completed his second tour in the Middle East and one of his first stops since returning home was here in South Huntington to meet and thank his pen pals.  “Zach brought the letter writing campaign full-circle, helping our students understand that the time they took to write letters, draw pictures, and send care packages made a big difference to him and his entire squadron,” said Ms. Shapiro.

The students were not told about the surprise visit until the very last moment and their excitement was priceless. After his visit to Countrywood, Zach headed to Maplewood were a special room was decorated and cameras rolled with some of New York’s biggest news outlets capturing the moment when SSgt. Taillie presented the certified combat flag to 10-year old Dominick Pastore. “I think your dream of becoming a Navy SEAL is awesome,” said SSgt. Taillie. “It’s not easy to get in, but if you work really hard to get good grades you will be able to make it.”

Thank you Air Force Sergeant Zach Taillie and Gail Shapiro for giving our students such an enriching experience. Congratulations to all of our students who were involved in writing to SSgt. Taillie and especially to the Pastore family.

To view some of the media coverage of SSgt. Taillie’s visit please use the links provided below:





Stimson 8th Grade Awards Night Group #1

Art awardees: Chloe Morris, Reyha Mete, and Vanessa Franco.
English awardees: Alyssa Christiansen, Efrain Citle Palestino, Darwin Quintanilla, Katherine Gotard, Alexandra De Garay, Rocio Ramos Vasquez, Kelly Strigaro, William Valle, Marc Canales, and Leonardo Montoya Garcia.
Math awardees: Jason Devaraj, William Valle, Shaan Khan, Efrain Citle Palestino, Ashar Farooq, Vincent Richards, Man Patel, and Rocio Ramos Vasquez
General Music awardees: Vanessa Franco, Anthony Bosco, and Casey Gilmartin.
Band awardees: Leila Perry, Megan Neuman, and Gabrielle Safian.
Orchestra awardees: Sarah Heath, Jaycie Cardoso, and Maxwell Fisher.
Chorus awardees: Keara Shea, Deanna Tabibzada, and Maxwell Morris.
Phys. Ed. Awardees: Jessica Boyle, Danielle Kleet, Desiree Kleberg, Maxwell Fisher, Raj Shah, and Christopher Pileggi.
Science awardees: Ashar Farooq, Jared Wright, Skylar Pekarek, Ismaeel Ahmad, Andrew Ferreri, Joshua Salvador, Roy Harel, and Leonardo Montoya Garcia.
Social Studies awardees: Morgan Wagner, Man Patel, Shaan Khan, Madison Aucone, Ashar Farooq, Vincent Richards, Jayda Rosene, and Leonardo Montoya Garcia.

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 from the Art, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies Award Groups:

Note: Photo captions of names not necessarily in order.

Chloe Morris Art Bronze Medal

Reyha Mete Art Silver Medal

Vanessa Franco Art Gold Medal


Alyssa Christiansen English Bronze Medal

Efrain Citle Palestino English Bronze Medal

Darwin Quintanilla English Bronze Medal

Katherine Gotard English Silver Medal

Alexandra De Garay English Silver Medal

Rocio Ramos Vasquez English Silver Medal

Kelly Strigaro  English Gold Medal

William Valle English Gold Medal

Marc Canales English Gold Medal

Leonardo Montoya Garcia English Gold Medal


Jason Devaraj Math Bronze Medal

William Valle Math Bronze Medal

Shaan Khan Math Silver Medal

Efrain Citle Palestino Math Silver Medal

Ashar Farooq Math Gold Medal

Vincent Richards Math Gold Medal

Man Patel Math Gold Medal

Rocio Ramos Vasquez Math Gold Medal


Vanessa Franco General Music Bronze Medal - GM

Anthony Bosco General Music Silver Medal - GM

Casey Gilmartin General Music Gold Medal - GM

Leila Perry Band Bronze Medal - Band

Megan Neuman Band Silver Medal - Band

Gabrielle Safian Band Gold Medal - Band

Sarah Heath Orchestra Bronze Medal - Orchestra

Jaycie Cardoso Orchestra Silver Medal - Orchestra

Maxwell Fisher Orchestra Gold Medal - Orchestra

Keara Shea Chorus Bronze Medal - Chorus

Deanna Tabibzada Chorus Silver Medal - Chorus

Maxwell Morris Chorus Gold Medal - Chorus


Jessica Boyle Phys. Ed. Gold Medal

Danielle Kleet Phys. Ed. Gold Medal

Desiree Kleberg Phys. Ed. Gold Medal

Maxwell Fisher Phys. Ed. Gold Medal

Raj Shah Phys. Ed. Gold Medal

Christopher Pileggi Phys. Ed. Gold Medal


Ashar Farooq Science Bronze Medal

Jared Wright Science Bronze Medal

Skylar Pekarek Science Silver Medal

Ismaeel Ahmad Science Silver Medal

Andrew Ferreri Science Gold Medal

Joshua Salvador Science Gold Medal

Roy Harel Science Gold Medal

Leonardo Montoya Garcia Science Gold Medal


Morgan Wagner Social Studies Bronze Medal

Man Patel Social Studies Bronze Medal

Shaan Khan Social Studies Silver Medal

Madison Aucone Social Studies Silver Medal

Ashar Farooq Social Studies Gold Medal

Vincent Richards Social Studies Gold Medal

Jayda Rosene Social Studies Gold Medal

Leonardo Montoya Garcia Social Studies Gold Medal


Stimson 8th Grade Awards Night Group #2

(Note: Photo captions of names not necessarily in order.) Technology awardees: Jaden Speter, Charles Nostrand, and Ashar Farooq.
Spanish awardees: Dylan Witt, Desiree Kleberg, Elena Davis, Mariah Boyle, Kalynn Twist, Ashar Farooq, Samantha Vincent, Joseph Lewin, Roy Harel, Morgan Wagner, Gabrielle Safian, and Keyla Perez.
French awardees: Meghan Soulias, Katherine Gotard, and Mabel Bassi.
Italian awardees: Shaan Khan, Stephanie Martin, Kathya Cisneros Rivas, Patrick Wuss, Jonathan Macchiaroli, and Meghan Italo.
Suffolk Zone P.E. Award awardees: Dominick Esposito and Meghan Soulias.
Daughters of the American Revolution award: Jennifer Duclay.
NYS Attorney General Triple C Award awardees: Brandy Caceres and Vincent Richards.
NYS Comptroller's Student Achievement Award: Jennifer Duclay.
Program Design Award: Reyha Mete.
Mr. & Ms. Stimson: Jack Cox and Desiree Kleberg.

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 from the Technology, Spanish, French, Italian, Suffolk Zone P.E. Daughters of the American Revolution, NYS Attorney General, NYS Comptroller's, Program Design, and Mr./Ms. Stimson Award Groups:

Note: Photo captions of names not necessarily in order.

Jaden Speter Technology Bronze Medal

Charles Nostrand Technology Silver Medal

Ashar Farooq Technology Gold Medal


Dylan Witt Spanish Bronze Medal

Desiree Kleberg Spanish Bronze Medal

Elena Davis Spanish Bronze Medal

Mariah Boyle Spanish Bronze Medal

Kalynn Twist Spanish Silver Medal 

Ashar Farooq Spanish Silver Medal

Samantha Vincent Spanish Silver Medal

Joseph Lewin Spanish Silver Medal 

Roy Harel Spanish  Gold Medal

Morgan Wagner Spanish Gold Medal

Gabrielle Safian Spanish Gold Medal

Keyla Perez Spanish Gold Medal

Meghan Soulias French Bronze Medal

Katherine Gotard French Silver Medal

Mabel Bassi French Gold Medal

Shaan Khan Italian Bronze Medal

Stephanie Martin Italian Bronze Medal

Kathya Cisneros Rivas Italian Silver Medal

Patrick Wuss Italian Silver Medal

Jonathan Macchiaroli Italian Gold Medal

Meghan Italo Italian Gold Medal


Dominick Esposito Suffolk Zone P.E. Award

Meghan Soulias Suffolk Zone P.E. Award

Jennifer Duclay Daughters of the American Revolution

Brandy Caceres NYS Attorney General Triple C Award

Vincent Richards NYS Attorney General Triple C Award

Jennifer Duclay NYS Comptroller's Student Achievement Award

Reyha Mete Program  Design

Jack Cox Mr. Stimson

Desiree Kleberg Ms. Stimson