12:30 PM - 2:00 PM WHS Mini-College Fair
7:30 PM Booster Club Meeting
7:30 PM 6-12 Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Horizons Curriculum Night
1:35 PM WHS Pep Rally
12:00 PM WHS Homecoming
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.
The high school Guidance Department held its annual Junior Class Awards Program on June 1 in the library and media center. Under the coordination of school counselor Margaret Swanson, the program afforded the school the opportunity to recognize members of the junior class who demonstrated academic success and made contributions to the school and community. Various colleges and universities participate in the Junior Awards Program, offering scholarship opportunities and prize books.
Wantagh High School seniors Jaclyn Corbin and Emily Kalinoglu were recipients of the William A. Haps Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Wantagh Fire Department. Each of the students received $1,000 toward their studies in the humanities this coming fall.
High school thespians Billy DeVito, Carlo Tobia and Lindsay Whiteman were nominated for the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. The students were three of fifty students representing 27 regional high schools that competed for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress during a performance master class taught by a team of Broadway professionals, held on May 19 at Pearl Studios in Manhattan.
Class of 2018 valedictorian Michael Hennig and salutatorian Olivia Zukowski were honored during the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents’ annual Celebrating Excellence and The Legacy of Dr. James Tolle Breakfast, held at Crest Hollow Country Club on June 1. The annual event honored the top two students from each Nassau County high school for exceptional success throughout their high school careers.