During the April 11 meeting, the Board of Education and Central Administration honored the varsity cheerleading team for a successful season. Under the direction of coaches Jaclyn Bonlarron and Alexandra Grange, the cheerleaders captured the Nassau County championship for the fourth consecutive year, ranked third in New York State and were semifinalists in the 2019 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Diana Putrino, a senior at Wantagh High School, is the second-place winner in the annual Long Island Business Teachers Association exam competition in the area of fashion marketing and merchandising. The exam tests students’ knowledge of business in the areas of marketing, personal finance, web design, computer applications, entrepreneurship and more. There are five winners in each category.
Wantagh High School 10th graders Margaret Gates and Austin Henglein were first-place winners in the 2019 Kathy Belton Science Fair, held at Molloy College on March 15. Sophomores Seth Braun and Christopher Morale also received accolades for their submission. The Kathy Belton Science Fair is open to ninth and 10th grade science students, who are invited to present their research to small groups of peers and judges.
Under the direction of Heather Naughton, choreographer Kim Davis and vocal director Jennifer Alessi, Wantagh High School’s talented cast and crew drew packed audiences for Dean Pitchford’s and Walter Bobbie’s “Footloose,” held in the auditorium on March 20-23.
Wantagh High School sophomore Melanie Volz entered her project, “Fibonacci Numbers and DNA,” into the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair, held at Hofstra University on March 1. Although a strong topic, Melanie’s project did not win an award. However, she was recognized for her hard work and creativity.
Come cut loose with Wantagh High School’s musical production! The ‘80’s pop dynamo “Footloose” will take the stage on March 20th – 23rd at 7:30, with a matinee performance on March 23rd at 2:00. Tickets available now at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/wantaghhs/buy-tix?d=0! Come cut loose – FOOTLOOSE!!
The Wantagh High School art department is pleased to announce that 17 students, under the direction of teachers Jacqueline Gallo and Danielle Macumber, have received 19 regional awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Wantagh Warrior reporter Jessica Nealon and news editor Jillian Laino garnered a coveted a second place for best photograph and an honorable mention for best sports story, respectively, during Adelphi University’s Press Day journalism contest, held on Feb. 6. Jessica and Jillian join a host of high school student-journalists for the 15th consecutive year who have received Quill Awards for their reporting talents, adviser Peter Kravitz said.
The high school’s college-level Virtual Enterprises International firm, Coffee Cubed, won silver medals in the company branding, employee handbook, e-commerce website, impact marketing and video commercial categories during the Long Island VE Trade Show, held at LIU Post on Jan. 9.