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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.