Parting Words of Wisdom

Whitman Graduate Gabrielle Nardelli is presented a scholarship from the School Administration Association of New York State.
Gabrielle Nardelli, who received a scholarship from the School Administration Association of New York State, is congratulated by Dr. Bergre Escobares, Region 1 Chair of SAANYS (right) and Whitman Assistant Principals Mr. Jon Varlamos and Dr. Scott Muller.

“I believe the care and compassion he shows others makes him not only an administrator to look up to, but a person to admire,” said 2017 Whitman Graduate Gabrielle Nardelli in her scholarship-winning essay to the School Administration Association of New York State (SAANYS). Gabrielle’s words touched all the right notes with the nominating committee and recently Dr. Bergre Escobares, Region 1 Chair of SAANYS met with Gabrielle to present her award-winning scholarship.

“The way Mr. Murphy has chosen to act as a person in [difficult] situations has inspired me to treat other people the way he does,” added Gabrielle, who is working towards a career in the medical field.  “As I leave Whitman, I will always remember my principal as a person who made Whitman a great place to learn, and that what your principal does outside the walls of the school can have an equal or greater impact on the students as compared to what he does inside the school.”

Way to Go Gabrielle!