Multigenerational Fun at Whitman's Annual Spring Fling

Alex Plaisir brought a lot of fun to our senior ladies encouraging them on the dance floor.
Alex Plaisir brought a lot of fun to our senior ladies encouraging them on the dance floor.
Whitman GLO Officers Verdelle Saint Jean, Milly Le Claire, Noelle Brygmann and Emma Kongevold flank GLO Advisor Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande at Saturday’s Spring Fling.
Whitman GLO Officers Verdelle Saint Jean, Milly Le Claire, Noelle Brygmann and Emma Kongevold flank GLO Advisor Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande at Saturday’s Spring Fling.
Meeting new friends, or getting caught up with good friends our seniors have come to look forward to the annual Spring Fling.
Meeting new friends, or getting caught up with good friends our seniors have come to look forward to the annual Spring Fling.

If you entered Walt Whitman High School's main drive this past Saturday, you immediately noted the aroma of roast chicken, baked potatoes, and fresh spring peas mixing with the sounds of Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and the Andrews Sisters. As you followed your senses a little further back into the Whitman campus, to the south cafeteria, you saw that South Huntington's senior citizens had their dancing shoes on and had brought their appetites for the annual Spring Fling.

This event was hosted by Walt Whitman students, who served up music, lunch, raffles, and dancing for an afternoon that has become a local favorite for all who attend. Organized by Whitman GSO advisor Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande, this day of food and fun is a real hit. With more than 200 local senior citizens in attendance, by midafternoon there was little room on the dance floor.

To the delight of South Huntington’s senior community, the Spring Fling celebration has grown into a much-anticipated annual event. With an all-you-can-eat hot lunch, raffle prizes, and lots of dancing, this event was the place to be on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in April. And if our local seniors felt the urge, precisely at 2:00 PM they were escorted down the hall to the Performing Arts Center and enjoy the student-led musical Hairspray. Whitman students provided an excellent example of why they possess so much community spirit.

Congratulations to our GSO officers and student volunteers for this wonderful event: Milly Le Claire, Emma Kongevold, Verdelle Saint Jean, Haley Tract, Noelle Brygmann Kristen Coletti, Brooke Decker, Epi Ramirez, Grace Kongevold, Liliana Pelliccia, Gerson Perez, Juan Hernandez Perez, Willie Petro, Kiara Brown, Lauryn Rows, Hapi Morancie, Dylan Diamond, Ally Wirth, Wendy Lopez, Alyn Calzada, Alex Leon, Woris Barakzai, Umainian Saleemi, Natalie Migliore, Anastasia Astudillo, Jennifer Velasquez, Marcos Sorto, Kiran Usmani, Alicia Litt, Elizabeth Plaisir, Lodyina Jean Pierre, Cindy Richard, Zac Dougherty, Kyle Davis, Alex Plaisir, Sabrina  Greenberg, Leslie Hidalgo, Jared Rosenthal, and Haley Tract.

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