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.
Eighty of Wantagh High School’s most talented business students were inducted into the school’s chapter of the Business Honor Society as permanent and probationary members during a special ceremony in the auditorium. To qualify for membership, permanent members have taken at least three full credits in business courses and have maintained an average of 90 percent or greater while also fulfilling their community service requirement. Probationary members must have acquired the same qualifications, except having taken two full credits in business courses.
More than 100 seniors were recognized for outstanding achievements during the annual Senior Awards Night held in the school auditorium.
The high school athletic department is pleased to announce that two of the district’s top swimmers have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sport on the college level this fall.
Thirteen high school senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities next fall. Signing a National Letter of Intent is the highest honor for a high school athlete, and the district congratulates each students on this outstanding accomplishment.
Three high school science research students received awards during the Long Island Science Congress Awards Ceremony, held at the Wheatley School on May 16. Sponsored by the Long Island Sections of the Science Teachers Association of New York State, the Long Island Science Congress is an adjudicated exhibit of science projects submitted by middle school, junior high school and high school students from Nassau and Suffolk counties.