South Huntington

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WWHS Senior Receives

Scholarship from the NYIT

Walt Whitman High School Senior, Jai-Anthoni Torres, applied to several schools, the New York Institute of Technology being his top choice. One day in the mail, he was ecstatic to see an NYIT acceptance letter, and with it came a scholarship letter as well.


“My mother was in tears, I was as well,” he said. Jai-Anthoni thought he was only receiving an acceptance letter, and this scholarship for Academic Excellence was a surprise addition.


“I lost my mind, it meant so much to me,” Jai-Anthoni said. “I never thought I would get an award this big and I’m proud of myself for doing it.”


He recognized earning this scholarship and acceptance to NYIT was a lot of hard work and effort and he is extremely grateful for his friends and family assisting him along the way. Jai-Anthoni will be heading to NYIT in the fall to study bioengineering.


Congratulations to Jai-Anthoni on his achievements!


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