Welcome to the Wantagh Schools'

English Department


 “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Wantagh High School’s chapter of the National English Honor Society is proud to announce the start of its first year at our school. We call ourselves The Alchemists. Our quest is to capture the imaginations of Wantagh students in the art of literature, just like our alchemist ancestors sought to capture the imaginations of people by turning lead into gold. We are looking forward to hosting many events throughout the year including a slam poetry event, book drive, and celebration in April for Shakespeare's birthday. 

Be sure to check out our Instagram @whsenglishhonorsociety for any updates and even live events, like bedtime readings. At our latest meeting on 10/7, we discussed the organization’s events and activities as well as planned our interest meeting for prospective members that will take place on 10/28.


NEHS Executive Board 2020-2021

The NEHS Executive Board, from top down, left to right:

Mrs. Alisa Lopera, Faculty Advisor, Melanie Volz, Vice President; Robert Spiteri, President; Catherine Hanauer, Historian; Lauren Merting, Secretary; Chris Murale, Treasurer; Angelica Meagher, Activities Chair; Amanda Ciaramella, Technical Liaison; Michael Minars, Public Relations


Congratulations to Catherine Hanauer, whose poem "Deceit" was published in The America Library of Poetry's publication, Together.

Julie Beth Rosslee
Secondary Director of English Language Arts, Reading, and Libraries
Supervisor of World Languages
(516) 679-6468