Science Olympiad Team A placed sixth out of 44 teams, with team B trailing in eighth-place, in the regional competition held at the high school on Jan. 30. Team A will now advance to the New York State competition, to be held at Le Moyne College in Syracuse in March.
A talented cast and crew attracted a full house during performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” held in the Wantagh High School auditorium. Under the direction of Heather Naughton and vocal director Jennifer Alessi, the cast amused the audience with this memorable tale about the beautiful mermaid princess Ariel, played by Nicole Ninivaggi, who dreams of becoming human.
Virtual Enterprise students have realized national success in their global approach to selling ice cream. Under the direction of VE teacher Nancy O’Connor, Abstract Ice Cream received an honorable mention during the VE Employee Manual Competition and an honorable mention in the Elevator Pitch Competition. The team now ranks in the top 25 percent of VE companies in the Branding Competition.
The artwork of high school junior Erin Hogarty and senior Dylan Wozniak was selected for display at LIU Post’s Advanced Visions 13: High School Artists of Excellence exhibit held in January. The prestigious exhibit is held annually to sponsor Long Island’s visual arts students enrolled in the College Board’s challenging Advanced Placement Studio Art courses.
High school science research students Jaclyn Corbin and Olivia Zukowski were named finalists in the Trust for Sustainable Living’s International Schools essay contest and will attend the debates being held in London this summer.
The varsity football team was recognized by the Nassau County Legislature during their Jan. 23 meeting for winning the Long Island Class III Championship this past fall season. Legislator Steve Rhoads presented each player with a citation on behalf of the county.
Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 107 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Jan. 18. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators and staff, musical interludes by the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by student Alexa Sgroi.
The high school’s robotics team earned both the Tournament Champion Award and the Robot Skills Champion Award during the "Men In Black" VEX Robotics Competition Qualifier on Jan. 15. Under the direction of advisor John Walsh, the team employed their ingenuity, design skills, dedication and hard work to prevail over 16 other teams.
Wantagh High School students Ryan Gilbert and Samantha Raft were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.