Huntington Awards Scholar Athletes

Congratulating their Scholar Athletes at Huntington’s Town Hall, left to right: Schools Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, BOE Trustee Laura Carey, Whitman Principal Kathleen Acker, Jacob Kahrs, Paige Gladstone, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and District Services Dr. Joseph Centamore, and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum Dr. Jared Bloom.
Congratulating their Scholar Athletes at Huntington’s Town Hall, left to right: Schools Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo, BOE Trustee Laura Carey, Whitman Principal Kathleen Acker, Jacob Kahrs, Paige Gladstone, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and District Services Dr. Joseph Centamore, and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum Dr. Jared Bloom.

“It was wonderful to see both Paige Gladstone and Jacob Kahrs honored at Huntington Town Hall as Whitman's Scholar Athletes of the Year,” said Schools Superintendent Dr. Bennardo. “These fine individuals embody the Renaissance spirit that fuels our community and generates hope for future generations.”

Paige Gladstone will be graduating in a couple weeks and plans on attending SUNY New Paltz where she will be enrolled in their 5 year Accounting Program. Ranked 90th out of her 426 senior classmates, Paige has a GPA of 93.4 and has taken many AP classes including AP Environmental Science and AP Calculus.

Paige is an outstanding athlete, playing lacrosse, field hockey and fencing all four years at Whitman. Paige was pulled up to the high school level in both lacrosse and field hockey in the 8th grade and in the 9th grade was a starter on both of those teams. She is also a valued member of outside leagues in both sports. In the summer Paige also serves as a captain on her swim team.

Congratulations Paige Gladstone!


Jacob Kahrs is graduating near the top 10% of his senior class with a cumulative GPA at 96% and there is no let-up in his academic success. Jacob’s senior year GPA is over 98%. Jacob is a role model for all students and athletes at Whitman. His dedication to academic excellence and athletic achievement are exemplary.

Jacob’s accomplishments in cross-county include 2nd team All-County, 1st Team All-League and All-Division honors. In Winter track Jacob was awarded All-County Academic Honors, All-League Honors, and this past March Jacob finished 3rd in the NY State Championships in the 1600 Medley.

In addition to Jacob’s academic and athletic success, one of the traits that set Jacob apart from other students is his kindness and sincerity. Whether it’s a fellow student, teacher or administrator – all will tell you that Jacob is an outstanding person, always willing to lend a hand.

Jacob will be attending Williams College in the fall where he will be a member of the cross-country team.

Congratulations Jacob Kahrs!