The District is proud to announce that the varsity girls basketball team, under the direction of coach Stan Bujacich and assistant coach Erin Colton, acquired the Conference A3 Championship title with their win over Floral Park. The Warriors finished the regular season with a 13-6 overall record and an 11-1 conference record. The district congratulates the team on this outstanding athletic accomplishment.
In its second Vex Robotics “In the Zone” qualifying tournament of the school year, held in Carle Place on Jan. 27, the high school Robotics Team went undefeated and earned the Tournament Champion Award. On Jan. 7, the team’s robot A placed first, followed with a win with robot B on Jan. 27. The team has now qualified with both robots to compete in the Vex Robotics Southern New York State Championship Tournament, to be held on March 3 in Katonah, New York.
The District is proud to announce that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has designated the varsity wrestling team, under the direction of coach Paul Gillespie, the first New York State Division I Dual Meet Champions.
The District’s athletic department is pleased to announce that high school senior wrestler Jonathan Loew recently earned his 200th career win during the Clarke Duals, held at W.T. Clarke High School in East Meadow on Dec. 28. Only 14 wrestlers in Long Island history have reached the 200-win record.
A Wantagh High School college-level Virtual Enterprises team has realized success on the regional level with its Guaco Taco food truck business during the Long Island Trade Show, held at SUNY Farmingdale on Jan. 9. Upon presentation of their business plan to a panel of judges and the selling of a virtual product, the student-employees won a silver medal each for the company’s website and the company newsletter. Through sales of their virtual catering packages, the student-employees also made 50,000 VE dollars.
The high school’s robotics team defeated 32 competitors to earn the Tournament Championship Award during the Vex Robotics Competition Qualifier, held in Farmingdale on Jan. 7. The team now qualifies for the Vex Robotics Southern New York State Championship, being held this March in Katonah, New York.
The District is pleased to announce that seniors Catherine Russo and Stephen Vaiano were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplifies outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.
The smell of warm, baked bread wafted through the halls of Wantagh High School as the HERO and Wellness clubs collaborated on a community service project during the holiday season. Members of both clubs met in the family and consumer sciences classroom to make bread from scratch to donate to local community soup kitchens.
The District designated Dec. 4-8 as Business Education Week to enrich the business education curriculum with workshops and lectures from college professors and business professionals, thus assisting students to effectively prepare for a purposeful and meaningful career.
The high school’s National Honor Society inducted 81 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Nov. 28. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators, musical interludes by the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by Lindsay Whiteman.