7:30 PM WHS Drama Production
Wantagh High School Theatre is thrilled to present "Rent" (November 20-23, tickets at www.seatyourself.biz/wantaghhs). This modern theatre classic follows a group of friends as they struggle to make sense of life in the East Village early in the 1990s.
Wantagh High School’s Virtual Enterprise International team, Coffee Cubed, attended LIU Post’s annual Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference in October. The annual conference, attended by more than 90 teams, enables VEI students to network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs in financing a business, personal branding/leadership, social media marketing and analytics/digital engineering.
Wantagh High School senior leaders dressed in clothing to reflect different genres of music to set the theme for this year’s annual Mix It Up Lunch, held in the cafeteria on Oct. 30. This national event was first established by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries to create an environment of tolerance.
Students dressed in bright orange clothing on Oct. 23 to symbolize their commitment to adhere to the principles of Unity Day, a national program to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying and to encourage students to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Seniors Olivia Vinson and Morgan Flaherty were first and second place winners, respectively, in the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety’s Pedestrian Video Scholarship Competition. Olivia received a $2,000 scholarship while Morgan received a $1,000 scholarship.
High school freshmen abandoned their classrooms for the day on Oct. 17 to participate in the second annual Freshman Field Day. Out on the field and tennis courts, the ninth graders cycled through eight team-building activities including Hang the Laundry, All Dressed Up, Find Your Footwear, Hula Your Hoop and more.
A perfect fall afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh’s annual homecoming parade and game, held on Oct. 19. Fun-Filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the district’s sport teams and homecoming court were introduced.
Wantagh High School senior Athena Yao was one of 10 recipients of a 2019 Skipping Stones Youth Honor Award presented by “Skipping Stones” magazine for promoting art with an understanding of cultural diversity. In addition, the recently-named and talented Congressional Art Competition winner was profiled in the Autumn 2019 edition of the magazine in an article titled “Athena Yao’s Art,” which discusses through her artwork a search for identity in the midst of adolescence.
Graduation is months away, but Wantagh High School announced Travis Minutoli and Athena Yao as the Class of 2020’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Keeping with Warrior tradition, the students were congratulated during the morning announcements, and while accompanied with parents and faculty, took an official photo in front of the school sign as it flashed the good news.
Wantagh High School student-musicians William Hostetter (French horn), Catherine Hanauer (harp) and Katriana Koppe (vocalist/soprano) were selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s Winter All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester on Dec. 5-8.