Unique Senior Gift is a Class Act

Jeff Lindley, Owner of Lindley Bros. Asphalt Paving Inc. with Ms. Zamow, Jack Anest, Katie Latko, Kristy Campana, Kayla Campana, and Daniella Pasquarello.
Jeff Lindley, Owner of Lindley Bros. Asphalt Paving Inc. with Ms. Zamow, Jack Anest, Katie Latko, Kristy Campana, Kayla Campana, and Daniella Pasquarello.
Ms. Zamow, Senior Class Adviser works to level out the surface in preparation to be rolled.
Ms. Zamow, Senior Class Adviser works to level out the surface in preparation to be rolled.
Jack Anest, Senior Class President getting ready to roll the crushed stone and soil in preparation for the asphalt.
Jack Anest, Senior Class President getting ready to roll the crushed stone and soil in preparation for the asphalt.
It’s a gift that keeps on giving, as future students will have a clear and clean walkway to the McDonald’s Gate.
It’s a gift that keeps on giving, as future students will have a clear and clean walkway to the McDonald’s Gate.

It was a full day of shovels, rakes, trucks, and heat, but the 2018 senior gift, a pathway from the North Gym area to the gate near McDonald's, is complete according to Jack Anest, Senior Class President. "Hundreds of students a day cross this area to get to food and after-school snacks,” said Anest.  “We thought it would be a good idea to build a walkway."  Katie Latko, Senior Class Vice-President added: "and when it rains and snows it was a real mess." 

To solve the problem, all of the senior class officers (Jack Anest, Katie Latko, Niki Brigante, Lilly Pelliccia, Brenda Mendez, Daniella Pasquarello Kristy Campana, and Kayla Campana) prepared a proposal and went out into the community and met with local paving companies.  They finally spoke with Jeff Lindley, owner of the Lindley Bros. Asphalt Paving Inc. in Northport and he offered to team up with the kids to build the path.   Mr. Lindley added, "I wanted to help the kids but I felt it was important that they pitch in and be a real part of the project."

"This is an amazing group of class officers,” said Senior Class adviser, Mrs. Zamow who was on hand during the construction.  “They know how to get things done and work together to make things happen.  Whitman is going to miss them-and so will I."

Finally, the Class Officers would like to thank: Mr. Lindley of Lindley Bros. Asphalt Paving Inc. for getting this project done; Mr. John Hustedt, South Huntington Facilities Manager for meeting with the class officers to plan and execute the project; The Central Administration and Board of Education for approving the project, and Mr. Murphy, Principal of Walt Whitman High School and Ms. Zamow, Senior Class Adviser, for always encouraging our students to do push the limits of their leadership abilities!