It was a day of pride as the Wantagh community gathered for the district’s annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 29. Fun-filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the sports teams and homecoming court were introduced.
The district is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Program has named four high school students Commended Students. Theodore Craig, Amanda Gray, Thomas Moran and Andriana Patmanidis are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic talent and promise.
High school students took the next step toward planning their academic future through attendance at three annual college mini-fairs. More than 50 representatives set up tables with information about national and regional colleges and universities for students exploring their options after graduation.
The Wantagh School District is pleased to announce that Tyler Lucher, Brianna McCartney and Samantha Minars were named three of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition.
The photographic works of 20 of the high school’s finest photographers, under the direction of teacher Patricia Beary, were displayed alongside other professional artists in the Explorations in Pinhole Photography Exhibit, held at the Long Island Children’s Museum’s KaleidoZone Gallery from July 31 to Labor Day.
During the July 3 meeting of the Board of Education, the baseball team and coaches Mike Ninivaggi and Keith Sachs were honored for securing a third consecutive Long Island Championship title. The District congratulates the team on this impressive accomplishment.
The District’s 63rd annual commencement exercises returned to Lawrence Field on June 21, as 247 graduates processed to their seats as the high school band, under the baton of assistant band director Danilo Aviles, played “Pomp and Circumstance.” After a presentation of colors by Zachary Moussa, Bryan Murphy and Samuel Sloves and a flag salute by General Organization co-presidents Anna Browne, Katherine Gifford and Olivia Zukowski, senior student conductors Nancy Ambrosio, Matthew Hanauer and Karen Kawecki led the band for the last time during the playing of the national anthem.