Michael S. Curtin Awards

From Abbruzzese to Zimmerman, these seventy-eight Walt Whitman seniors epitomize character and compassion. They are what makes this high school such a special place, and what makes South Huntington such a special community.
From Abbruzzese to Zimmerman, these seventy-eight Walt Whitman seniors epitomize character and compassion. They are what makes this high school such a special place, and what makes South Huntington such a special community.
This year we asked that teachers, who nominate students for this special honor, join them for a congratulatory moment. World Language teacher Dennis Callahan picked a winner in Patrec Alexander Jones Brown.
This year we asked that teachers, who nominate students for this special honor, join them for a congratulatory moment. World Language teacher Dennis Callahan picked a winner in Patrec Alexander Jones Brown.
Erin Haddock, left, gets a congratulatory hug from her nominator, English teacher Ms. Kimberly Latko.
Erin Haddock, left, gets a congratulatory hug from her nominator, English teacher Ms. Kimberly Latko.

Michael S. Curtin was a Sergeant in the NYPD and on September 11, 2001 tragically perished during the World Trade Center rescue efforts. In Sergeant Curtin's honor, the Michael S. Curtin Awards are presented to students who were nominated by their teachers for demonstrating exemplary citizenship. Rather than emphasizing academics or athletics, these awards focus on character and compassion. They are about how students live their daily lives and how much they do for others without asking for anything in return. They are about what makes Whitman such a special place, and what makes South Huntington such a special community.

Congratulations to the 2018 Michael Curtin Awards Class of 2018: Daniel Abbruzzese, Elmer Y. Aleman, Nelsy Alfaro Ortez, Mavia E. Ashraf, Josue Avila Castro, Marissa N. Barletta, Katie E. Batkin, Darren Stewart Bentler, Nisa Octavia, Renee Betts, Christopher Steven Bias, Olivia Rachel Biederman, Dana Bitter, Michael John Bottoni, Nicole Maria Brigante, Thomas R. Brostowin, Kiara Sabrina Lashaun Brown, Makayla Brunet, Noelle Ann Bryggman, Safiya Burton, Kayla Ann Campana, Marta Campos, April M. Carmine, Peter Alfredo Cerrito, Zarlish Chaudhry, Marco A. Chiriboga, Kelvin A. Colato, Alexa Costas, Cayleigh C. Delgado, Alyssa Marie Denis, Tajear Adrian Farquharson, Anthony Frazzitta, Dayana E. Fuentes, Brian J. Garcia, Janell George, Jacob Benjamin Goldstein, Maegan Rose Guzman, Erin Susanna Haddock, Mark Andrew Havekotte, Katherine Hernandez, Leydi Hernandez, Kathleen E. Hoppe, Aidan Richard Hoskey, Julia Grace Iovino, Michelle Jiang, Patrec Alexander Jones Brown, Lauren D. Koch, Grace Kongevold, Paul Lahm, Kevin Larios, Wendy M. Lopez, Andy W. Marino, Julia Mc Mullen, Collin John O’Neill, Kiersten Ruth O’Rourke, Liliana Rose Pelliccia, Casey Perez, Elizabeth Carla Plaisir, George J. Powell, Abigail Quintanilla, Cindy Richard, Isabella Rose Rizzotti, Frankcarlis Rosario, Kenny Saravia, Yasmini Y. Saravia, Robert J. Seebach, Jr., Brittany Anne Shaneberger, Hannah Kathleen Stasko, Julio Shimund Perez Taku, Brian Scott Trifon, Perry J. Tripi, Jamelin Ulloa Torres, Antonio N. Valencia, Cinthia Vides Sorto, Ariana Regina Weindling, Sean Williams, Fiona Ambrose Witt, Alec Daniel Wurtz, and Michael John David Zimmerman.

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