High School students took the next step towards their future by attending the second of three annual mini-college fairs. More than 50 college representatives set up tables packed with information about East Coast colleges and brochures for students who are exploring their options after graduation. The annual event parallels the guidance department’s focus on aiding juniors and seniors in the college application process.
The district is pleased to announce that 20-year special education teacher Kathy DelGais Butler will be inducted into the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame during a reception at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Sept. 28. Her photo will hang with Hall of Fame recipients in the newly constructed Nassau Coliseum.
It was a day of pride as the community gathered for the annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 17. Fun-filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the sports teams and homecoming court were introduced. Students throughout the district displayed their Warrior pride by wearing black and gold apparel and sports jerseys.
The district is pleased to announce that the New York State School Music Association has selected high school students Kevin Ganzekaufer and Lindsay Whiteman to participate in the All-State Mixed Chorus and Vocal Jazz ensembles, respectively. The ensembles will perform as part of the NYSSMA Winter Conference, to be held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York, Dec. 1-4. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor during NYSSMA solo and ensemble festivals held throughout the state last spring.
Incoming ninth-grade students received a warm welcome and words of wisdom from administrators, guidance counselors and upperclassmen during the high school’s annual freshman orientation on Aug. 29. Not only did the students learn about what to expect on the first day of school, they received some valuable advice from Principal Carloyn Breivogel and Assistant Principals James Brown and Jennifer Santorello.
High school juniors Matt Hession and Nicole Ninivaggi were two of 15 students chosen throughout the tri-state area to participate in this year’s Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Institute’s summer internship, being held at ADL headquarters in Manhattan. The students also received a scholarship and will travel to Washington, D.C. and an upstate retreat with fellow interns during the prestigious six-week program.
Eight high school students ranked nationally in the annual 2016 Le Grand Concours competition, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Participants enrolled in Mme. Vargas Curatola’s class were evaluated on their written, oral and listening skills in French. More than 85,000 students competed in the event.
The Wantagh High School Guidance Department held its annual Junior Class Awards Program on June 3. This program, under the coordination of guidance counselor Margaret Swanson, recognizes juniors who have demonstrated academic success and made contributions to the school and community. Various colleges and universities participated in the Junior Awards Program, offering scholarship opportunities and prize books.