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  • WANTAGH CLASS OF 2019 LEAVES LEGACY OF STRENGTH AND CHARACTER

    The district’s 64th annual commencement exercises took place on Lawrence Field on June 14, as 242 graduates processed to their seats as the high school band, under the baton of director Danilo Aviles, played “Pomp and Circumstance.”

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  • DISTRICT CELEBRATES AWARD-WINNING JUNIORS

    The Wantagh High School Guidance Department held its annual Junior Class Awards Program in the library and media center on May 31. 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.

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  • YEARBOOKS STILL AVAILABLE

    The yearbook is still available for anyone who missed out. It will be sold until the end of the day on Wednesday, 6/12/19. Visit www.yearbookforever.com to get your copy today!

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  • WANTAGH’S TOP ACHIEVERS RECOGNIZED DURING SENIOR AWARDS

    The district’s top seniors were recognized for their scholarship, community service, overcoming hardships and enthusiasm for extracurricular activities during the annual senior awards ceremony, held in the high school auditorium on May 29.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS ARE WINNERS IN IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY CONTEST

    ing Contest of the Irish Cultural Society. The annual contest is open to all Nassau County students in grades 9-12. The annual contest is a tribute to Martin J. Kelly, founding member of the Irish Cultural Society in Garden City and its past president for 23 years, who passed away in 2015.

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  • WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT WINNER

    Samantha Minars, a Wantagh High School senior, was named a $2,500 scholarship winner in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Samantha was chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists from each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments.

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  • CHEERLEADERS HONORED BY THE DISTRICT

    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.

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  • WANTAGH SENIOR IS TOPS IN BUSINESS EXAM

    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.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WINNERS IN KATHY BELTON SCIENCE FAIR

    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.

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  • WANTAGH HS THEATER PRESENTS ‘FOOTLOOSE’

    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.

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  • MELANIE VOLZ COMPETES IN LI MATH FAIR

    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.

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  • WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE TO PRESENT FOOTLOOSE

    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!!

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  • WANTAGH HS LAUDS TOP ARTISTS

    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.

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  • STUDENT-JOURNALISTS GARNER QUILL AWARDS

    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.

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  • READING ALOUD WITH THE WORLD

    Throughout the District, students paired off in groups to read to one another or listened to a variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces read by faculty and administrators during the annual World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 1.

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  • VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE STUDENTS SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF SUCCESS

    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.

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  • TOP NOTES

    The district is pleased to announce that 12 elementary, 13 middle school and 13 high school student-musicians were selected to participate in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festivals, held in January at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Selection was based on the students’ individual New York State School Music Association evaluation scores and teacher recommendations, as well as evaluations during solo performances at regional music festivals.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-JOURNALISTS ATTEND PRESS DAY

    High school students enrolled in Peter Kravitz’s Journalism I and II classes were among 300 students who attended Hofstra University’s annual Press Day in December.

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  • WANTAGH PRESENTS ‘SCREENAGERS’

    The Wantagh school community gathered for a Dec. 17 screening of the documentary “Screenagers” in the high school auditorium to learn more about the effects of screen time on children and family life. Written by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, the award-winning documentary explores struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction and provides insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, while offering solutions on how parents can empower their children to find balance in the digital world.

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  • GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECOGNIZED DURING BOE MEETING

    The varsity girls volleyball was officially congratulated for their New York State Class A Championship title by the board of education and central administration during the Dec. 13 public meeting.

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