A New Year Begins in South Huntington

Walt Whitman seniors gather before school starts to create positive messages as they welcome back friends and new students.
Walt Whitman seniors gather before school starts to create positive messages as they welcome back friends and new students.
A new day and a new year brings opportunities and excitement as Walt Whitman’s seniors begin a new chapter in their lives.
A new day and a new year brings opportunities and excitement as Walt Whitman’s seniors begin a new chapter in their lives.
The sun was barely up, but our seniors were already working on welcoming incoming students with a positive message.
The sun was barely up, but our seniors were already working on welcoming incoming students with a positive message.
Each senior class leaves behind an imprint that they have made on the school community. The Class of 2015 is looking forward to making the upcoming year a very special one.
Each senior class leaves behind an imprint that they have made on the school community. The Class of 2015 is looking forward to making the upcoming year a very special one.

The Walt Whitman Class of 2015 got busy very early today as schools in the South Huntington Schools District open for another exciting year. “We are blessed with a fantastic community of learners, and our parents, students, faculty, and staff remain united in their quest for excellence,” said Superintendent Dave Bennardo in his welcome back message to the community. “We certainly have much to celebrate from the year gone by as Walt Whitman High School was awarded a silver medal ranking in the survey completed by the U.S. News and World Report of the nation's best high schools, and our graduates went on to some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation.”  Kathleen Acker, Principal of Walt Whitman, views this recognition as an affirmation of the extraordinary efforts of talented educators, administrators, support staff and students. Principal Acker also noted the special "Whitman Spirit" shared between students and staff, which makes the high school a vibrant working and supportive community. Walt Whitman High School is off to another great year.