Academic Excellence Celebrated at Whitman

Principal Kathie Acker congratulates her Academic Excellence Scholars. Left to right seated: Gabriel Gómez, Taylor Parrish, Emily Melinis, Tiffany Halajian, and Robert Prestia. Standing left to right: Naveed Tariq, Bedel Saget, Principal Acker, Morgan Trefny, Nicholas Orlando, Thomas Hustedt, Ahmad Shamulzai, and Nicholas Oberle. Not available for photograph: Nicholas Pinelli.
Principal Kathie Acker congratulates her Academic Excellence Scholars. Left to right seated: Gabriel Gómez, Taylor Parrish, Emily Melinis, Tiffany Halajian, and Robert Prestia. Standing left to right: Naveed Tariq, Bedel Saget, Principal Acker, Morgan Trefny, Nicholas Orlando, Thomas Hustedt, Ahmad Shamulzai, and Nicholas Oberle. Not available for photograph: Nicholas Pinelli.

We have just received the wonderful news that Walt Whitman students Nicholas Orlando, Taylor Parrish, Gabriel Gómez, Tiffany Halajian, Thomas Hustedt, Emily Melinis, Nicholas Oberle, Nicholas Pinelli, Robert Prestia, Bedel Saget, Ahmad Shamulzai, Naveed Tariq, and Morgan Trefny have been awarded New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence. “These are extremely well rounded young adults that will truly be missed when they graduate,” said Whitman Principal Ms. Kathie Acker. “But we are fortunate to have our future in the hands of such competent, focused, and motivated individuals.”

The scholarships, which are based on a student’s performance on a variety of New York State assessments, are awarded to only a select number of students throughout New York State. “I am so proud of the scholarship recipients, not only for their outstanding academic accomplishments but also for their positive contributions to the Whitman and South Huntington communities,” said Principal Acker.

A scholarship of this nature places these students among the very best scholars in our region.  We are very proud of our award-winning scholars and thank all of the teachers, counselors and administrators who have contributed so much to their cause.  Special congratulations to our scholarship recipients’ parents for inspiring a genuine love of learning in their homes.