Eagle Scouts Honored in South Huntington

South Huntington School District's BOE President Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta, (left) and BOE Vice President Ms. Laura Carey and Trustee Mr. Edward Nitkewicz, (standing right) congratulate many of the Eagle Scouts in attendance who graduated from Walt Whitman High School.
South Huntington School District's BOE President Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta, (left) and BOE Vice President Ms. Laura Carey and Trustee Mr. Edward Nitkewicz, (standing right) congratulate many of the Eagle Scouts in attendance who graduated from Walt Whitman High School.
At the Eagle Scout dedication unveiling, left to right: South Huntington School District's BOE President Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta, Suffolk County BSA Council President Mr. Andrew Calev, BSA Matinecock District Commissioner Mr. George J.S. Smith,  BOE Trustee Mr. Andrew Bronson, BOE Vice President Ms. Laura Carey and BOE Trustee Mr. Edward Nitkewicz.
At the Eagle Scout dedication unveiling, left to right: South Huntington School District's BOE President Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta, Suffolk County BSA Council President Mr. Andrew Calev, BSA Matinecock District Commissioner Mr. George J.S. Smith, BOE Trustee Mr. Andrew Bronson, BOE Vice President Ms. Laura Carey and BOE Trustee Mr. Edward Nitkewicz.
South Huntington teacher Keith Gunsel earned his Eagle Scout in 1994 and proudly shows his son his name on the new dedication plaque.
South Huntington teacher Keith Gunsel earned his Eagle Scout in 1994 and proudly shows his son his name on the new dedication plaque.
At our most recent Board of Education meeting, a special dedication ceremony took place honoring Eagle Scouts from as far back as 1952, who graduated from Walt Whitman High School. “The idea for tonight’s ceremony was born a couple of years ago when Walt Whitman High School tied a national record with 11 Eagle Scouts in the class of 2017,” said BOE President Mr. Nicholas Ciappetta. “We looked for a way to celebrate this incredible achievement that reflects so positively on our schools and our community. The idea quickly expanded to include every Eagle Scout to have graduated from Walt Whitman.” 

School District Administrators and Board members, along with BSA Suffolk County Council President Mr. Andrew Calev and BSA Matinecock District Commissioner Mr. George J.S. Smith, unveiled a plaque in the district’s new Leadership Conference Room representing 199 Eagle Scouts.