Victory Challenge Highlights

Our South Huntington team of over 35 athletes brought home plenty of Medals.
Our South Huntington team of over 35 athletes brought home plenty of Medals.
Kickball was one of the events that was very popular.
Kickball was one of the events that was very popular.
Fifth-grade teacher Mr. Winters and his class are all smiles and ready to have a great day.
Fifth-grade teacher Mr. Winters and his class are all smiles and ready to have a great day.
Fifth-Grader Cassidy Saravia had a great day competing and brought along her own fan club from Maplewood Intermediate School.
Fifth-Grader Cassidy Saravia had a great day competing and brought along her own fan club from Maplewood Intermediate School.
Physical Education teacher Mary Gross is proud of Cassidy’s effort.
Physical Education teacher Mary Gross is proud of Cassidy’s effort.
Birchwood athletes Mathew Cashman and Christopher Portillo-Gomez.
Birchwood athletes Mathew Cashman and Christopher Portillo-Gomez.

On Friday June 2nd over 35 athletes from South Huntington traveled to Mitchell Field Athletic Complex to compete in the 2017 Empire State Games Victory challenge.  Athletes competed in a variety of Track and Field events and were awarded 38 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals.

“We would like to say thank you to SEPTA, Dr. Wright and the athletic department and to all of the parents, teachers and coaches that made this day possible,” said Rory Sherman, Physical Education teacher at Silas Wood 6th Grade Center. “Thank you as well to Mrs. Lay from Oakwood and Maplewood teachers Mr. Winters, Mrs. Garafolo, and Ms. Huss for all their support.

Congratulations to our wonderful athletes:

Countrywood Athlete: Vincent Santamaria

Oakwood Athlete: Justin Olivares

Maplewood Athletes: Bianny Alvarez-Brito, Hamza Bilal, Clifford Delsoin, Adriana Figueroa, Gabriella Harrison, Carlos Hernandez-Bustillo, Samantha Hernandez-Bustillo, Aliz Raymundo, Cassisy Saravia

Birchwood Athletes: Christopher Portillo-Gomez, Josue Gomez-Benitez, Mathew Cashman, Giselle Alberto

Stimson Athletes: Juliet Berger, Jack Carey, Frances Charles, Andrew French, Devin French, Jeremy Glover, Jovahny Glover, Ruhullah Halimi, Jared Hibbert, Tyler Needham, Alexia Rivera, Michael Vittoria, John Williams

Walt Whitman Athletes: Andrew Avila, Farrell Blum, Nancy Hernandez-Garcia, Erika Lopez, Anthony Portillo-Gomez, and Alvin Yam.