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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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  • A COMMUNITY SERENADE

    Members of the high school’s jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra shared the gift of music during a holiday performance for retired teachers who attended December’s Wantagh Retired Teachers holiday meeting at the public library. The student-musicians, under the direction of Jen Alessi and Dina Langer, respectively, performed holiday tunes to the delight of the audience.

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  • SENIORS RECEIVE NASSAU ZONE AWARDS

    Wantagh High School seniors Ethan Herman and Samantha Sparta were recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.

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  • MELANIE VOLZ NAMED LI YOUNG SCHOLAR OF MATHEMATICS

    Sophomore Melanie Volz was one of 83 students named a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY Old Westbury. Selection places Melanie in the top one-tenth of 1 percent of math students in the grade across Long Island.

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  • WANTAGH HS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS 89

    Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 89 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Dec. 4. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators, musical interludes from the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by Carlo Tobia.

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  • WANTAGH HS THEATER PRESENTS ‘CHILDREN OF EDEN’

    A talented cast and crew drew a full house during performances of John Caird’s “Children of Eden,” held in the high school auditorium on Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Under the guidance of play director Heather Naughton, vocal director Jennifer Alessi and choreographer Kim Davis, the cast amazed the audience with the two-act musical with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

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  • SENIORS SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

    The district is pleased to announce that high school seniors Danielle Carson and Erin Murphy signed national letters of intent to continue playing their sports at the college level. Danielle will play lacrosse at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and Erin Murphy will play soccer at SUNY Buffalo. The district congratulates the student-athletes on this athletic accomplishment and extends best wishes for success.

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  • WANTAGH THEATRE PRESENTS ‘CHILDREN OF EDEN’

    Wantagh Theatre proudly presents Stephen Schwartz’s “Children of Eden,” to be held in the Wantagh High School auditorium on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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  • HS STUDENT-JOURNALISTS CAPTURE 12 ESSPA AWARDS

    Under the direction of Peter Kravitz, the Wantagh Warrior newspaper journalists captured 12 individual awards during the annual Empire State Scholastic Press Association contest, held at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications on Oct. 26. The students garnered a gold, three silver, five bronze and three honorable mention award for articles and portfolios written during the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • VIRTUAL ENTREPRENEURS ATTEND LIU CONFERENCE

    The high school’s college-level Virtual Enterprises International class attended the Virtual Enterprises International Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference, held at LIU Post on Oct. 19. The annual conference, attended by more than 90 teams, enables VEI students to network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs in business, fashion, branding and entrepreneurship.

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  • COLLEGE BOARD RECOGNIZES 34 AP SCHOLARS

    The College Board has recognized 34 Wantagh High School students as Advanced Placement Scholars for exceptional achievement on the May 2018 national exams.

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  • WARRIOR PRIDE DISPLAYED AT HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES

    It was a day of pride as the Wantagh community gathered for the district’s annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 29. Fun-filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the sports teams and homecoming court were introduced.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS

    The district is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Program has named four high school students Commended Students. Theodore Craig, Amanda Gray, Thomas Moran and Andriana Patmanidis are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic talent and promise.

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  • ONE STOP COLLEGE SHOP

    High school students took the next step toward planning their academic future through attendance at three annual college mini-fairs. More than 50 representatives set up tables with information about national and regional colleges and universities for students exploring their options after graduation.

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  • THREE WANTAGH SD STUDENTS ARE NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

    The Wantagh School District is pleased to announce that Tyler Lucher, Brianna McCartney and Samantha Minars were named three of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition.

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  • PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

    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.

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  • UNDERCLASSMEN STUDENT PICTURE DAYS

    On Monday, September 17th and Tuesday September 18th all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be escorted during English classes to the Auditorium for this year's Student Picture Day according to the schedule included here...

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  • DISTRICT WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2022

    Incoming freshmen commenced the 2018-19 school year through participation in the high school’s annual freshman orientation program, held on Aug. 27.

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  • BOYS BASEBALL TEAM HONORED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION

    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.

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  • WANTAGH CLASS OF 2018 ENTERS A NEW LIFE CHAPTER

    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.

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  • JUNIORS RECOGNIZED DURING AWARDS PROGRAM

    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.

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  • STUDENT-ARTIST'S WORK HAS GREAT MERIT

    High school senior Erin Hogarty received a Merit Award during an award ceremony for the Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artists Program, held at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts at LIU Post on May 29.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS RECEIVE FIRE DISTRICT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    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.

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  • STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS ACTING AWARD

    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.

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  • WANTAGH'S TOP SENIORS ATTEND EXCELLENCE BREAKFAST

    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.

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  • THOMAS ROHAN WINS THE JAMES C. METZGER AWARD

    Wantagh High School lacrosse team attacker Thomas Rohan is the recipient of the James C. Metzger Leadership Award for Nassau County high school lacrosse for his tenacity, honesty, commitment and positive attitude required in playing the sport. Thomas will continue to play lacrosse at SUNY Geneseo this coming fall.

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  • WANTAGH CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS DURING ANNUAL 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 auditorium on May 22.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS RANK ON NATIONAL LANGUAGE EXAMS

    High school students ranked nationally on the Le Grand Concours sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, and the American Association of Teachers of Italian national language exam. French Four Honors student and Le Grand Concours silver medalist Erika Meagher ranked in the 90th percentile of students participating in the competition, which evaluates students on their written, oral and listening French comprehension skills. Also taking French Four Honors, Claire Riis received a bronze medal and ranked in the 80th percentile of student-competitors.

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  • WANTAGH HS DRAMA STUDENTS "CRY HAVOC"

    Wantagh faculty, students and residents who admire the work of William Shakespeare were in for a treat with three performances of Wantagh High School’s drama production “Cry Havoc,” held on May 10-12.

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  • SKILLS USA STUDENTS MEDAL AT STATE COMPETITIONS

    Ashley Bailey and Ryan Kushner, who attend the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center Program in the Levittown School District, were winners in the SkillsUSA New York State competition held in Syracuse on April 25-27. SkillsUSA is a national organization which provides educational programs, events and competitions to support career and technical education.

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  • HS STUDENTS CONNECT LITERATURE WITH CURRENT EVENTS

    Through a literature lesson, Julie Magnuson’s 11th-grade English students learned that freedom is not “free.” Magnuson’s class recently learned about the national guardsman from Westhampton Beach who perished in the plane crash over western Iraq in March while reading Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.”

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  • PERFECT SALES PITCH

    Wantagh High School’s Virtual Enterprises International firm Guaco Taco, a taco food truck, received a silver medal in the Sales Pitch Competition at the 2018 Youth Business Summit at the New York City International Trade Show. Members of the firm include Nancy Ambrosio (CEO), Donald Conway (Human Resources), Gabriella Iannuzzo (CMO), Joseph Loccisano (IT), Jonathan Loew (Finance), Kiera Roth (Administration), Matthew Ryall (Sales & Marketing) and Stephen Vaiano (CFO).

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  • WANTAGH SENIORS SIGN TO PLAY

    Wantagh High School is pleased to announce that nine senior-athletes signed national letters of intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities this fall. Signing a national letter of intent is the highest honor for a high school athlete, and the district congratulates the following students on this outstanding accomplishment.

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  • CHEER TEAM HONORED BY TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD

    The cheer competition season may be over, but accolades continued for members of the Wantagh High School cheerleading team, who received citations from the Town of Hempstead during the April 12 meeting of the board of education. During the meeting Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Jennifer Keane announced the names of each cheerleader who contributed to the team’s third win of the Nassau County championship.

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  • AMONG LONG ISLAND'S BEST ARTISTS

    Eight of Wantagh’s top artists were selected to participate in the Heckscher Museum of Art’s Long Island’s Best Exhibition from March 17-April 15, an annual arts education initiative and only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers students the opportunity to exhibit in a museum setting.

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  • SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM MEDALS AT STATE COMPETITION

    The Science Olympiad team garnered three top 10 medals during the New York State competition, held at Le Moyne College in Syracuse on March 9-10.

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  • STUDENT-JOURNALIST GARNERS WRITING AWARD

    High school student-journalist Grace Anne McKenna, co-editor-in-chief of the school’s Wantagh Warrior, garnered a coveted honorable mention award for best news article during Adelphi University’s Press Day journalism contest, held on Feb. 28. Grace Anne joins a host of Wantagh student-journalists for the 14th consecutive year, who have received this honor, adviser Peter Kravitz said.

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  • GUACO TACO TAKES 2ND IN TRADE SHOW

    The high school’s Virtual Enterprises International firm Guaco Taco, a taco food truck, placed second in booth design and for their impact marketing campaign during the Mid-Atlantic Trade Show, held in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 5-6. The VEI firm’s participants included Nancy Ambrosio (CEO), Donald Conway (Human Resources), Gabriella Iannuzzo (CMO), Joseph Loccisano (IT), Jonathan Loew (Finance), Kiera Roth (Administration), Matthew Ryall (Sales & Marketing), and Stephen Vaiano (CFO).

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  • CELEBRATING WORLD LANGUAGES

    High school and middle school students immersed themselves in foreign language study and world culture during the district’s World Language Week from March 5-9. Each day, students had ample opportunities to attend and participate in language-based activities to hone language skills and to show appreciation for one another’s cultures.

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  • ANNIE BROWN NAMED NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST

    Senior Annie Browne has advanced to a finalist position in the National Merit Scholarship program. Annie will now continue alongside 15,000 chosen finalists to compete for one of 7,400 National Merit scholarships offered in March.

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  • JONATHAN LOEW IS STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION

    High school wrestler Jonathan Loew earned the title of New York State Champion during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association finals, held at Times-Union Center in Albany on Feb. 24. The 195-pound, nationally ranked senior will continue his wrestling career at Cornell University this fall.

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  • SCIENCE OLYMPIAD ADVANCES TO STATE COMPETITION

    Wantagh’s Science Olympiad Team A placed third out of 45 teams in the Nassau East Regional competition, held at Wantagh High School on Feb. 3. The team will now advance to the New York State competition, to be held at Le Moyne College in Syracuse on March 9-10.

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  • WANTAGH HS NAMED A NYS REWARD SCHOOL

    New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has named Wantagh High School as one of the state’s 155 Reward Schools. Reward Schools are schools with high academic achievement or those with the most progress in the state and do not have significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups.

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  • LAUDED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ART

    The high school art department has announced that 11 students in Patricia Beary’s and Jacqueline Gallo’s art classes received regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The works of these talented individuals were judged among more than 330,000 submissions to the annual competition, which recognizes excellence in writing and art.

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  • GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS CONFERENCE A3 CHAMPIONSHIP

    The District is proud to announce that the varsity girls basketball team, under the direction of coach Stan Bujacich and assistant coach Erin Colton, acquired the Conference A3 Championship title with their win over Floral Park. The Warriors finished the regular season with a 13-6 overall record and an 11-1 conference record. The district congratulates the team on this outstanding athletic accomplishment.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL'S VEX ROBOT IS "IN THE ZONE"

    In its second Vex Robotics “In the Zone” qualifying tournament of the school year, held in Carle Place on Jan. 27, the high school Robotics Team went undefeated and earned the Tournament Champion Award. On Jan. 7, the team’s robot A placed first, followed with a win with robot B on Jan. 27. The team has now qualified with both robots to compete in the Vex Robotics Southern New York State Championship Tournament, to be held on March 3 in Katonah, New York.

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  • VARSITY WRESTLING FIRST NYS DUAL MEET CHAMPIONS

    The District is proud to announce that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has designated the varsity wrestling team, under the direction of coach Paul Gillespie, the first New York State Division I Dual Meet Champions.

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  • JONATHAN LOEW EARNS 200th WRESTLING CAREER MATCH

    The District’s athletic department is pleased to announce that high school senior wrestler Jonathan Loew recently earned his 200th career win during the Clarke Duals, held at W.T. Clarke High School in East Meadow on Dec. 28. Only 14 wrestlers in Long Island history have reached the 200-win record.

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  • WANTAGH'S GUACO TACO TRUCK A REGIONAL SUCCESS

    A Wantagh High School college-level Virtual Enterprises team has realized success on the regional level with its Guaco Taco food truck business during the Long Island Trade Show, held at SUNY Farmingdale on Jan. 9. Upon presentation of their business plan to a panel of judges and the selling of a virtual product, the student-employees won a silver medal each for the company’s website and the company newsletter. Through sales of their virtual catering packages, the student-employees also made 50,000 VE dollars.

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  • ROBOTICS TEAM EARNS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD

    The high school’s robotics team defeated 32 competitors to earn the Tournament Championship Award during the Vex Robotics Competition Qualifier, held in Farmingdale on Jan. 7. The team now qualifies for the Vex Robotics Southern New York State Championship, being held this March in Katonah, New York.

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  • IN THE ZONE

    The District is pleased to announce that seniors Catherine Russo and Stephen Vaiano were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplifies outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.

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  • WHS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS DONATE FRESH BREAD

    The smell of warm, baked bread wafted through the halls of Wantagh High School as the HERO and Wellness clubs collaborated on a community service project during the holiday season. Members of both clubs met in the family and consumer sciences classroom to make bread from scratch to donate to local community soup kitchens.

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  • WHS STUDENTS PREPARE FOR MEANINGFUL BUSINESS CAREERS

    The District designated Dec. 4-8 as Business Education Week to enrich the business education curriculum with workshops and lectures from college professors and business professionals, thus assisting students to effectively prepare for a purposeful and meaningful career.

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  • NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS 81

    The high school’s National Honor Society inducted 81 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Nov. 28. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators, musical interludes by the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by Lindsay Whiteman.

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  • WANTAGH SENIOR ATHLETES SIGN TO PLAY

    Wantagh High School is pleased to announce that 7 senior-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities next fall.

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  • WANTAGH WARRIOR NEWSPAPER ACQUIRES SEVEN STATE AWARDS

    Under the direction of Peter Kravitz, the Wantagh Warrior newspaper received seven individual journalism awards during the annual Empire State School Press Association contest, held at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications on Nov. 3.

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  • ENGLISH TEACHER KATHLEEN FLYNN PRESENTS AT LILAC

    Wantagh High School English teacher Kathleen Flynn co-presented “Growing a Collaborative Learning Community” during the Long Island Language Arts Council’s first after-school professional development opportunity workshop, held at Molloy College’s Suffolk Center on Nov. 1.

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  • MIXING IT UP

    High school senior leaders dressed in clothing from various decades to set the theme for this year’s annual Mix It Up Lunch, held in the cafeteria on Oct. 27.

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  • VIRTUAL ENTREPRENEURS ATTEND LIU CONFERENCE

    The high school’s college-level Virtual Enterprises International class attended LIU Post’s Virtual Enterprises International Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference held on Oct. 27 and attended by more than 1,500 students from across Long Island. The annual conference enabled VEI students to network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs in business, fashion, branding and entrepreneurship.

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  • WANTAGH ANNOUNCES NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS

    The Wantagh School District is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Program has named three high school students Commended Students. Samantha Cashton, Benjamin Schablin and Kyleigh Watson are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic talent.

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  • MEET THE CLASS OF 2018'S VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

    The district congratulates Michael Hennig and Olivia Zukowski as the Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Director of Guidance Frank Muzio held a congratulatory meeting with the students’ parents, which included Superintendent of Schools John McNamara, Principal Carolyn Breivogel and assistant principals James Brown and Jennifer Santorello.

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  • ERIN HOGARTY HONORED BY THE LIAA

    High school senior Erin Hogarty was selected as a Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Merit Award winner for having demonstrated excellence in drawing and painting.

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  • JAROD SULLIVAN NAMED A 2018 U.S. ARMY ALL AMERICAN

    High school senior and drummer Jarod Sullivan is one of 101 student-musicians nationwide selected by the U.S. Army to perform during the 2018 All-American Bowl held in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 6.

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  • COLLEGE BOARD RECOGNIZES 38 WANTAGH AP SCHOLARS

    The College Board has recognized 38 high School students from the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 as Advanced Placement Scholars for exceptional achievement on the May 2017 national exams.

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  • WANTAGH SENIOR NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST

    The Wantagh School District is pleased to announce that high school senior Annie Browne was named one of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists in the 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Annie will now continue in the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, which altogether totals $32 million and which will be offered this spring.

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  • STEPPING TOWARD THE FUTURE

    High school students took the next step toward planning their future through attendance at three annual college mini-fairs. More than 50 college representatives set up tables packed with information about national colleges and brochures for those students who are exploring their options after graduation. The annual events parallel the guidance department’s focus on aiding juniors and seniors in the college application process.

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  • WARRIORS' WIN CAPS OFF SPIRITED HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

    As varsity cheerleaders marched up Wantagh Avenue and approached the high school, their chants of “Black! Gold! Go Warriors!” grew louder. It was one of many displays of school spirit during the high school’s annual homecoming celebration on Sept. 16.

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  • TRIO OF WANTAGH MUSICIANS IMPRESS

    A pair of high school student-musicians has been selected to the All-State Winter Conference hosted by the New York State School Music Association. Lindsay Whiteman was chosen for the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble for the second consecutive year, and percussionist Matt Hanauer was named to the All-State Orchestra.

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  • A NEW BEGINNING FOR WANTAGH FRESHMEN

    Wantagh High School’s incoming ninth-graders were introduced to their home for the next four years when they attended freshmen orientation on Aug. 28. In addition to touring the building, the students learned about the expanded opportunities they will have.

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  • CLASS OF 2017 REACHES NEW ACADEMIC MILESTONE

    Gray skies did not dampen the spirits of the Class of 2017 who celebrated a long-awaited milestone during the District’s 62nd annual commencement exercises held in the school gymnasium on June 23. The Board of Education, administration and faculty led the 281 graduates down the aisle and to their seats as the high school band, under the baton of Mindy Dragovich, played “Pomp and Circumstance.”

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  • WANTAGH SENIOR TRACK ATHLETES HONORED

    During the June 14 Board of Education meeting, track coach Kristen Ford honored the senior athletes for their outstanding character, leadership and dedication to the track and field program.

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  • LI SCIENCE CONGRESS HONORS

    Thirteen high school science research students attended the annual 2017 Long Island Science Congress to discuss their research projects. Not only were each of the participants awarded ribbons for their research, students Samantha Cashton, Jaclyn Corbin and Kyleigh Watson received Honors Level Awards in recognition for their impressive presentation of research results.

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  • TOP JUNIORS ARE LEADING THE WAY

    The High School Guidance Department held the annual Junior Class Awards Program on June 2. This program, under the coordination of school counselor Margaret Swanson, affords the high school the opportunity to recognize juniors who have demonstrated academic success, as well as those who have made contributions to the school and community. Various colleges and universities participate in the Junior Awards Program, offering scholarship opportunities and prize books.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RANK NATIONALLY ON FRENCH EXAM

    High school 10th-grade students Erika Meagher and Claire Riis ranked nationally and received Bronze medals based on their performance on Le Grand Concours, a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. 

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  • FBLA RAISES MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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  • A CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT

    More than 100 seniors were recognized for outstanding achievements during the annual Senior Awards Night held in the school auditorium.

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  • NYS SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Wantagh High School chapter of the Science Honor Society is pleased to announce that two members have received scholarship awards from the New York State Science Honor Society Board of Governors.

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  • WANTAGH SENIORS COMMIT TO THEIR SPORTS

    Wantagh High School senior athletes congregated in the auditorium on College Day to reveal the local, regional and national colleges and universities they will be attending this fall, as well as their commitment to college sport teams. In all, 33 athletes will be continuing their sports on the college level this fall.

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  • BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS 65

    The Wantagh High School Business Education Department welcomed 65 members into the National Business Honor Society during an induction ceremony, held on April 26.

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  • STATISTICS AND READING STUDENTS VISIT CITIFIELD

    We took our reading and math students to Citi Field on Thursday, April 27th to show the connection between reading and math and how these two subjects work together in real life situations. Our AP Statistics and College Statistics students will guide and show our Reading students how math applies to baseball excitement.

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  • STUDENT-JOURNALISTS GARNER COVETED QUILL AWARDS

    High school student-journalist Sean Smith, senior editor-in-chief of “The Warrior,” has won an honorable mention Quill Award in the Most Outstanding Reporter category during Adelphi University’s annual Press Day. This is the fourth consecutive year that a Wantagh journalist has garnered a Quill Award in this prestigious category.

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  • SCIENCE OLYMPIAD ATTENDS STATE COMPETITION

    The high school Science Olympiad team, under the direction of Rich Colavita, finished in the top ten in four events during the New York State tournament held at Le Moyne College in Syracuse in March. Students Ben Schablin and Dean Stavrides placed first in Herpetology.

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  • WANTAGH CHEER TEAM RECOGNIZED BY NYS SENATE

    New York State Senator John Brooks recognized the Wantagh High School varsity cheerleading team during the April 6 meeting of the Board of Education. On his behalf, legislative assistant Kevin Devlin presented each of the athletes a citation from the county.

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  • STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ART

    The high school art department has announced that 12 students in Patricia Beary’s and Amy McPartlan’s Advanced Placement Photography and AP Studio classes, respectively, received regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The works of these talented individuals were judged among more than 255,000 submissions to the annual competition that recognizes excellence in writing and art.

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  • BAND HONORS FOR ELENA SCARANO

    Student-musician Elena Scarano was selected to perform on clarinet in the New York State Band Directors Association Honors Band in Liverpool, New York. She is the first Wantagh student to receive this prestigious privilege.

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  • WORLD LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES AND SENIOR AWARDS

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  • SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE COMPETITION

    Science Olympiad Team A placed sixth out of 44 teams, with team B trailing in eighth-place, in the regional competition held at the high school on Jan. 30. Team A will now advance to the New York State competition, to be held at Le Moyne College in Syracuse in March.

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  • PRESENTING "THE LITTLE MERMAID"

    A talented cast and crew attracted a full house during performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” held in the Wantagh High School auditorium. Under the direction of Heather Naughton and vocal director Jennifer Alessi, the cast amused the audience with this memorable tale about the beautiful mermaid princess Ariel, played by Nicole Ninivaggi, who dreams of becoming human.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS REALIZE SUCCESS IN VIRTUAL ICE CREAM

    Virtual Enterprise students have realized national success in their global approach to selling ice cream. Under the direction of VE teacher Nancy O’Connor, Abstract Ice Cream received an honorable mention during the VE Employee Manual Competition and an honorable mention in the Elevator Pitch Competition. The team now ranks in the top 25 percent of VE companies in the Branding Competition.

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  • ADVANCED VISIONS THROUGH ARTWORK

    The artwork of high school junior Erin Hogarty and senior Dylan Wozniak was selected for display at LIU Post’s Advanced Visions 13: High School Artists of Excellence exhibit held in January. The prestigious exhibit is held annually to sponsor Long Island’s visual arts students enrolled in the College Board’s challenging Advanced Placement Studio Art courses.

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  • STUDENTS TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY DEBATES

    High school science research students Jaclyn Corbin and Olivia Zukowski were named finalists in the Trust for Sustainable Living’s International Schools essay contest and will attend the debates being held in London this summer.

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  • FOOTBALL TEAM HONORED BY COUNTY

    The varsity football team was recognized by the Nassau County Legislature during their Jan. 23 meeting for winning the Long Island Class III Championship this past fall season. Legislator Steve Rhoads presented each player with a citation on behalf of the county.

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  • PBA FUNDRAISER FROM THE CLASS OF 2017

    During the district’s Jan. 19 public meeting of the Board of Education, members of the Class of 2017 presented three checks to representatives of Police Benevolent Associations in Suffolk and Nassau counties and New York City.

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  • WANTAGH HS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS 107 STUDENTS

    Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 107 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Jan. 18. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators and staff, musical interludes by the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by student Alexa Sgroi.

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  • ROBOTICS TEAM GARNERS AWARDS IN VEX COMPETITION

    The high school’s robotics team earned both the Tournament Champion Award and the Robot Skills Champion Award during the "Men In Black" VEX Robotics Competition Qualifier on Jan. 15. Under the direction of advisor John Walsh, the team employed their ingenuity, design skills, dedication and hard work to prevail over 16 other teams.

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  • WANTAGH SENIORS RECEIVE NASSAU ZONE AWARD

    Wantagh High School students Ryan Gilbert and Samantha Raft were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.

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  • JAROD SULLIVAN MARCHES TO A DIFFERENT BEAT

    Wantagh High School junior Jarod Sullivan experienced the beat of New York City through different eyes this holiday season. The talented percussionist was one of 11 New York State students who marched in the 258-member Macy’s Great American Marching Band on Thanksgiving Day. He was selected from a video audition and was asked to play the cymbals.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENT A TOP TRUMPETER

    Senior Dan Hirsch was selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble, which will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 5, 2017. Dan, who plays trumpet, also participated in the Jazz Ensemble at NAfME’s All-National Honor Ensembles held in Grapevine, Texas in November.

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  • WANTAGH SENIORS SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

    Wantagh High School is pleased to announce that 17 seniors signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities next fall. Signing a National Letter of Intent is the highest honor for a high school athlete, and the district congratulates each one of them on this outstanding accomplishment.

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  • WANTAGH WARRIOR IS SOLID GOLD

    The Wantagh Warrior received 13 journalism awards during the annual Empire State School Press Association conference, held at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications on Oct. 28. It is the second time in 24 years that the newspaper has won individual gold awards. They were acquired by Class of 2016 graduate Sarah Sneddon in the category of news story, senior Karen Kawacki for a portfolio in review writing and junior Jacqueline Schroder for sports news.

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  • LITERARY MAGAZINE GARNERS 19 STATE AWARDS

    Wantagh High School’s literary magazine, Escapades, received 19 awards in artwork/illustration, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cover design and photography from the Empire State School Press Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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  • A DAY OF UNITY

    Wantagh High School students and staff dressed in bright orange clothing to celebrate Unity Day, a program to raise awareness of bullying. The event reminded students of the harmful effects of harsh words and encouraged them to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

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  • GRACE SULLIVAN NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST

    The district is pleased to announce that high school senior Grace Sullivan has been named one of the nation’s 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Grace will now continue in the competition for one of 7,400 National Merit Scholarships, which altogether total approximately $34 million. Winners will be announced this spring.

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  • MEET THE CLASS OF 2017 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

    The district congratulates Grace Sullivan and Thomas (TJ) Sullivan as the Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian. Director of Guidance Frank Muzio held a congratulatory meeting with the students and their parents, also attended by Superintendent of Schools Maureen Goldberg, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction John McNamara, Assistant Principal James Brown and guidance counselor Jacqueline Lennon.

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  • COLLEGE BOARD RECOGNIZES 22 AP SCHOLARS

    The College Board has recognized 22 high school students as Advanced Placement Scholars for exceptional achievement on the May 2016 national exams.

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  • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

    High School students took the next step towards their future by attending the second of three annual mini-college fairs. More than 50 college representatives set up tables packed with information about East Coast colleges and brochures for students who are exploring their options after graduation. The annual event parallels the guidance department’s focus on aiding juniors and seniors in the college application process.

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  • KATHY DELGAIS BUTLER INDUCTED INTO NASSAU COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

    The district is pleased to announce that 20-year special education teacher Kathy DelGais Butler will be inducted into the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame during a reception at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Sept. 28. Her photo will hang with Hall of Fame recipients in the newly constructed Nassau Coliseum.

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  • WANTAGH PRIDE DISPLAYED AT HOMECOMING

    It was a day of pride as the community gathered for the annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 17. Fun-filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the sports teams and homecoming court were introduced. Students throughout the district displayed their Warrior pride by wearing black and gold apparel and sports jerseys.

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  • TOP NOTES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MUSICIANS

    The district is pleased to announce that the New York State School Music Association has selected high school students Kevin Ganzekaufer and Lindsay Whiteman to participate in the All-State Mixed Chorus and Vocal Jazz ensembles, respectively. The ensembles will perform as part of the NYSSMA Winter Conference, to be held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York, Dec. 1-4. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor during NYSSMA solo and ensemble festivals held throughout the state last spring.

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  • CLASS OF 2020 RECEIVES A WARM WELCOME

    Incoming ninth-grade students received a warm welcome and words of wisdom from administrators, guidance counselors and upperclassmen during the high school’s annual freshman orientation on Aug. 29. Not only did the students learn about what to expect on the first day of school, they received some valuable advice from Principal Carloyn Breivogel and Assistant Principals James Brown and Jennifer Santorello.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ATTEND PRESTIGIOUS ADL INTERNSHIP

    High school juniors Matt Hession and Nicole Ninivaggi were two of 15 students chosen throughout the tri-state area to participate in this year’s Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Institute’s summer internship, being held at ADL headquarters in Manhattan. The students also received a scholarship and will travel to Washington, D.C. and an upstate retreat with fellow interns during the prestigious six-week program.

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  • LE GRAND CONCOURS

    Eight high school students ranked nationally in the annual 2016 Le Grand Concours competition, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Participants enrolled in Mme. Vargas Curatola’s class were evaluated on their written, oral and listening skills in French. More than 85,000 students competed in the event.

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  • JUNIORS RECOGNIZED DURING AWARDS PROGRAM

    The Wantagh High School Guidance Department held its annual Junior Class Awards Program on June 3. This program, under the coordination of guidance counselor Margaret Swanson, recognizes juniors who have demonstrated academic success and made contributions to the school and community. Various colleges and universities participated in the Junior Awards Program, offering scholarship opportunities and prize books.

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  • 80 INDUCTED INTO THE BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY

    Eighty of Wantagh High School’s most talented business students were inducted into the school’s chapter of the Business Honor Society as permanent and probationary members during a special ceremony in the auditorium. To qualify for membership, permanent members have taken at least three full credits in business courses and have maintained an average of 90 percent or greater while also fulfilling their community service requirement. Probationary members must have acquired the same qualifications, except having taken two full credits in business courses.

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  • STUDENT TEACHING AT WHS

    Ever since January 25th 2015, student teacher Ms. Pepe has had an amazing time student teaching History at Wantagh High School. She found that everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming so she always felt comfortable.

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  • SENIORS HONORED DURING A CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT

    More than 100 seniors were recognized for outstanding achievements during the annual Senior Awards Night held in the school auditorium.

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  • ELETTO AND KRAVETZ SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

    The high school athletic department is pleased to announce that two of the district’s top swimmers have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sport on the college level this fall.

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  • KEY CLUB MEMBERS HONORED AT PINNING CEREMONY

    During the high school Key Club pinning ceremony, held in the auditorium on March 23, co-advisors Heidi Felix and Jacqueline Fiorello thanked the members for their diligent efforts in helping the community.

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  • SENIOR ATHLETES SIGN TO PLAY

    Thirteen high school senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities next fall. Signing a National Letter of Intent is the highest honor for a high school athlete, and the district congratulates each students on this outstanding accomplishment.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR SCIENCE RESEARCH

    Three high school science research students received awards during the Long Island Science Congress Awards Ceremony, held at the Wheatley School on May 16. Sponsored by the Long Island Sections of the Science Teachers Association of New York State, the Long Island Science Congress is an adjudicated exhibit of science projects submitted by middle school, junior high school and high school students from Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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  • TAKING THE FOOD STAMP CHALLENGE

    High school students and staff learned how a limited budget affects the food choices they make during participation in the school’s Food Stamp Challenge. Only being able to spend $3.75 for food and beverages during the entire day, which is the average benefit for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipient, gave participants a view of the struggle by millions of Americans to obtain nutritious food.

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  • CLASS OF 2018 VISITS WASHINGTON DC

    The entire Class of 2018 was invited to attend a field rip to Washington DC this past April 7th-8th with the Social Studies Department. In tenth grade, students learn about European and Global studies affairs, so our trip was focused mostly on Global Studies events.

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  • KEY CLUB SUPPORTS AUTISM AWARENESS

    In support of national Autism Awareness Month, the high school’s Key Club held an event to highlight awareness of this cause. Under the direction of co-advisors Jacqueline Fiorillo and Heidi Felix and president Christina DePaulis, students and Key Club members gathered in the school’s cafeteria to listen to speakers and to browse information about autism at various booths.

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  • POP ART SALE

    High school student-artists demonstrated how art connects to the community during the second annual Animal Shelter Pop Art Sale. Under the direction of teacher Jacqueline Gallo, students sold pop art prints highlighting dogs and cats from the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter. Money from the print sales went to the shelter to assist with medical costs and food.

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  • DEMONSTRATING TAX PREPARATION SKILLS

    Christine Compagnino’s accounting class at Wantagh High School was required to study W-2 forms and the preparation of federal income tax forms, culminating in Tax Day where they prepared simulated federal income tax returns for adult volunteers.

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  • READING AND MATH AT CITIFIELD

    Mrs. VonRekowsky, Mrs. Prisco and Mrs. Pudell took our students to Citi Field on Wednesday, April 13th to show the connection between reading and math and how these two subjects work together in real life situations. Our AP Statistics and College Statistics students guided and showed our Reading students how math applies to baseball excitement.

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  • TOPS IN WORLD LANGUAGE STUDY

    During the high school’s World Language Honor Society Induction on March 9, the World Language Department presented seven seniors with awards for having demonstrated excellence in the study of French, Italian or Spanish.

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  • OLIVIA ZUKOWSKI HAS A WAY WITH WORDS

    The writing and research talents of Wantagh High School sophomore Olivia Zukowski have resulted in several accolades this school year.

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  • MOOT COURT GARNERS SEMI-FINALIST STANDING

    High school business law students and senior Moot Court Team participants Brian Faraczek, Katie Hagan, Nyatasha Jackowicz, Nicole Palas, Nick Pierce and James Weldon were named semifinalists in the 28th annual Moot Court Tournament, held at Plainview-Old Bethpage’s John F. Kennedy High School on April 7.

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  • A CELEBRATION OF WORLD LANGUAGES

    Students shared their cultures and preferred languages of study to celebrate World Language Week from March 7-11. Each day, they had the opportunity to attend and participate in language-based activities to hone their linguistic skills while appreciating one another’s cultures.

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  • LAUREN BEDNOR NAMED A NMSP FINALIST

    Senior Lauren Bednor has advanced to a finalist position in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Lauren will now continue alongside 15,000 chosen finalists to compete for one of 7,400 National Merit scholarships offered in March. At this level of the competition, members of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will evaluate the finalists’ academic records, information about the high school’s curricula and grading system, recommendations, information about activities and leadership and a personal essay.

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  • ADVANCED VISIONS THROUGH ART

    High school student-artists Steven Sedig and Osama Teepu were invited to display their work at the Advanced Visions 12: High School Artists of Excellence exhibit, held at LIU Post from Dec. 15 through Jan. 27. Steven, a student of art teacher Amy Sue McPartlan, submitted his colored pencil drawing “Shoes,” while Osama, a student of Patricia Beary, submitted an untitled pigment print. The art department selected both students for synthesis of concept, materials and method.

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  • PRESENTING "GYPSY"

    The high school’s talented cast and crew drew a full house on Feb. 3-6 for five performances of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s “Gypsy,” a show that critics often agree is the “greatest American musical.” Under the direction of Heather Naughton and vocal director David Burt, the cast amused the audience with this tale about show business mother Rose, played by Judy Streib, and striptease artist Louise aka Gypsy Rose Lee (Kayla Bonasera). Herbie (Dylan Hubert) is Rose’s love interest and the man who manages the act of Gypsy Rose.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENT PARTICIPATE IN SHADOW DAY

    Even though Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow on Groundhog Day, administrators and teachers from the district’s three elementary schools happened to see the shadows of 32 enthusiastic high school students, who followed mentors throughout the school day.

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  • SCIENCE OLYMPIAD ADVANCES TO STATE LEVEL COMPETITION

    The high school’s Science Olympiad Team A placed fifth out of 44 teams in the regional competition held on campus on Jan. 30. The team will advance to the state-level competition at Le Moyne College in Syracuse on March 11-12.

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  • SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH REGIONAL EDUCATORS

    Five Wantagh teachers were selected to present workshops at the Long Island Language Arts Council/Nassau Reading Council held at the Marriot Hotel in Melville on March 4. Wantagh High School teachers Jill Chow, Sheila Lalima and Christine Vonrekowsky will present a workshop titled “Engaging Reluctant Readers Using Interdisciplinary Projects,” and high school and middle school teachers Violet Turner and Franco Zagari will present their workshop titled “Limitless Language: Creative Multilingual and Symbolic Writing.”

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  • IN THE ZONE

    High school seniors Courtney Gendels and Osama Teepu were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one female and one male Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education, performance and leadership qualities.

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  • METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

    On Monday December 15, 2015 Italian 5 college level periods 2 and 3 students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mrs. Lalima was our personal guide!. She brought us to view famous art work from Raffaello, Caravaggio and TIziano... among others) Students then had the opportunity to visit other sections that were interesting to them. It was a great day. Thanks also to Teresa Hampson and Antonio Benito.

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  • TOPS IN BUSINESS

    Three Wantagh High School students were winners in the 13th annual Young Professionals Business Leadership Competition at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue on Dec. 2. Brandon Blumstein and Joseph Calise were each awarded first-place for sports marketing, and Nyatasha Jackowicz placed second in the entrepreneurship category.

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  • PREPARING FOR A MEANINGFUL CAREER

    Each year, the National Business Education Association designates November as National Business Education Week. In order to help students effectively prepare for a meaningful and purposeful career, the high school’s business department set aside one full week to enrich the business curriculum with workshops and lectures from college professors and business professionals.

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  • SENIOR ATHLETICS SIGN TO PLAY

    Thirteen high school senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities next fall. Signing a National Letter of Intent is the highest honor for a high school athlete, and the district congratulates each students on this outstanding accomplishment.

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  • ARTWORK ON DISPLAY

    The artwork of six high school students was selected for display in an exhibit at the New York State School Boards Association’s annual conference on Oct. 18-20, held in the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. It is a prestigious honor for a student’s artwork to be chosen among the most accomplished student-artists in the state.

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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH CULTURE AND LANGUAGE

    In celebration of National French Week, French students in Kimberly Vargas-Curatola’s classes at Wantagh High School gave French lessons to Virginia DeMuzio’s language students at Wantagh Elementary School. The goal of the activity was to promote French culture and language. Using a Smart Board, the high school students introduced the days of the week, colors and sports terms. They also broadcasted a show called “Elle Visite” about a girl’s travels to Paris.

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  • A DAY OF UNITY

    Wantagh High School students dressed in orange to celebrate Unity Day, a program to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying. Anti-bullying posters hung on the walls to remind students of the harmful effects of harsh words, and members of the Miss Wantagh Committee urged peers to sign their names, pledging to unite against bullying by speaking up and acting as role models. The goal of the day was to promote an atmosphere free of judgment and criticism.

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  • STUDENTS MIX IT UP

    During lunch, Wantagh High School students took a step toward being more inclusive and connecting with someone new through participation in national Mix It Up Day.

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  • METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART FIELD TRIP

    On Friday, October 23rd, Studio In Art students visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were enthusiastic about seeing masterworks in person - being physically in front of a work of art is very different than viewing it on a slideshow in class. Not only did students get to go to one of the most famous art museums in the world, they also got to explore many different styles and mediums on their tour, allowing for them to question what the artist was communicating.

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  • ALL NATIONAL BAND

    WHS musician Sam Hutt, pictured here with music teacher, Mr. Dan Aviles was selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education All-National 150 member Honors Ensemble Concert Band. The group will perform in concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, October 28th. Sam earned the highest honor when he auditioned and was appointed to the principal chair position of the 14 member trombone section (aka the best high school trombonist in the USA). Sam is one of only four Wantagh High School student musicians since 1987 to be selected to participate at this esteemed National Honors Festival.

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  • CLASS OF 2017 VISITS PHILADELPHIA

    The Class of 2017 took a field trip on October 16th, 2015 to the City of Brotherly Love! Among the attractions were Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin Museum, Bourse House, and much more.

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  • NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS RECOGNIZED

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named five high school students as Commended Students. Peter Albanese, Bridget Craig, Sophia Liu, Julia Sileo and Alexis Ward are among the 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

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  • TOP OF THE CLASS OF 2016

    The district congratulates Lauren Bednor and Sophia Liu as the Class of 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Principal Carolyn Breivogel held a congratulatory meeting with the students and their parents, also attended by Assistant Superintendent for Instruction John McNamara, Director of Guidance Frank Muzio, Assistant Principal James Brown, and guidance counselors Gerri Lethbridge and Peg Swanson.

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  • SHUT OUT VICTORY CAPS HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

    With banners blazing in the bright early autumn sunshine, the school community took to the streets to celebrate homecoming on Sept. 27, led by grand marshal Cathy Cahill, the district’s director of science and technology, and members of the Board of Education and administration. Beginning on Bunker Avenue, the marchers showed their Warriors spirit, with smiles elicited by bear, bee and dolphin mascots from the district’s three elementary schools. Floats from each high school grade class were on prominent display, with the winner being the sophomores and their creation themed after “The Price Is Right.”

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  • LIAA HONORS EXEMPLARY STUDENT-ARTISTS

    High School senior Julia Sileo was named one of twenty 2015-2016 Scholar-Artists recognized by the Long Island Arts Alliance for having demonstrated excellence in photography. In addition, Sam Hutt and Christina Imbro each received an Award of Merit for having demonstrated excellence in music and visual arts, respectively.

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  • 75 STUDENTS DESIGNATED AS ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS

    The College Board has recognized 75 Wantagh High School students as Advanced Placement Scholars for exceptional achievement on the May 2014 national exams.

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  • LAUREN BEDNOR NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST

    The District is pleased to announce that high school senior Lauren Bednor was named one of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists in the 61st National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Lauren will now continue in the competition for one of 7,400 National Merit Scholarships, which altogether totals $34 million and which will be offered this coming spring.

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  • TOP NOTES FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS

    The District is pleased to announce that the New York State School Music Association has selected high school student-musicians Daniel Hirsch and Monique Fiscella to attend the NYSSMA Winter Conference to be held at Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York from Dec. 3-6. Thousands of students auditioned for this prestigious honor during solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state. Daniel will play the trumpet with the All-State Jazz Ensemble and Monique, who is a soprano, will sing with the All-State Chorus. Dan has also been selected as an alternate for the All-State Wind Ensemble.

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  • WANTAGH ANNOUNCES PARENT PORTAL EXPANSION FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

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  • WELCOMING THE CLASS OF 2019

    Incoming ninth-grade students received a warm welcome from administrators and guidance counselors during the high school’s annual freshman orientation on Aug. 27. During the morning event, the students received advice and information about what to expect on the first day of school from Principal Carolyn Breivogel and Assistant Principal James Brown, an introduction to new assistant principal Jennifer Santorello and words of wisdom from upperclassmen.

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  • WANTAGH WELCOMES NEW HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    The district is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Santorello as the new high school assistant principal, effective Aug. 17. Ms. Santorello joins Wantagh from the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, where she held the positions of associate dean of students and business and marketing educator.

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