Good Attendance and Strong Academics Rewarded

Whitman Principal John Murphy congratulates his students who, day in and day out, do the right thing.
Whitman Principal John Murphy congratulates his students who, day in and day out, do the right thing.
Assistant Principal Jonathan Varlamos doles out ice cream from one of eight stations featuring different favors.
Assistant Principal Jonathan Varlamos doles out ice cream from one of eight stations featuring different favors.
Whitman Dean Mr. Jose Castillo, provided emcee duties as he picked winning tickets and called each student down to accept their prize.
Whitman Dean Mr. Jose Castillo, provided emcee duties as he picked winning tickets and called each student down to accept their prize.

Walt Whitman’s first Maroon and White day of the 2016-2017 school year took place on Wednesday, November 23rd as a way of acknowledging students who have maintained good attendance and strong academics.  On Wednesday's last period, winning students, 900plus, took over the North Gym and got to partake in an ice cream social and win various prizes such as ITunes gift cards, movie tickets, and even grand prizes of tablets. “We want to be able to identify students who are doing the right thing, not just academically but being on-time every day, and doing what they can to be successful,” said Whitman Principal John Murphy. “We have over 100 prizes to give out as we pick names from a hat. I want to personally thank local businesses, our PTA, some of our parents, and our faculty who were all so generous by donating all of these wonderful gifts.” This program, now entering its second year will be repeated at the end of each quarter.

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