Congratulations to Liam Villanti on being named the winner of News12’s Scholar Athlete Award! The Walt Whitman High School senior was surprised by News12 with a $1,000 scholarship from Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and the announcement that he was chosen as one of News12’s Scholar Athletes. Liam is a senior football player and wrestler who is the recipient of this award for his excellent status both on the field and in the classroom. Liam is a member of the National Honor Society and holds a 4.0 GPA. He helped to lead the Wildcats to the #1 seed, knocking off William Floyd High School for their first Suffolk County title in 37 years. Liam is a true team player who considers each individual’s efforts that make the team whole. “Everybody's working toward a common goal which is really unifying,” Liam said. With the mindset of doing as much as he can to ensure the success of himself and his teammates, we are confident in Liam’s ability to give 100% to the game and his academics simultaneously. Congratulations and best of luck, Liam!