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Congratulations Class of 2017

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Congratulations to the graduates of West Hempstead High School! Check back later in the week for a complete slideshow of photos from this milestone event.

 

West Hempstead MS Named A No Place For Hate School

West Hempstead MS Named A No Place For Hate School Photo

For the third consecutive year, West Hempstead Middle School has been named a No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League.

According to the ADL’s website, No Place for Hate is an initiative designed to create inclusive school communities by promoting unity and respect and empowering schools to reduce bullying, name-calling and other expressions of bias.

West Hempstead Middle School Principal Dina Reilly congratulated the students who had helped the school earn this designation once again. “Whether you’re moving on to the high school or carrying on in the middle school, make sure you continue to shine a light on the importance of promoting dignity and tolerance and creating an inclusive school atmosphere for all students, teachers and faculty,” she said.  

The distinction recognizes students, teachers and administrators for their development and training in bullying, harassment and discrimination. Participating schools complete ADL-approved activities and projects to promote unity and reduce bullying through involved discussions, active learning and action planning.

Among the ADL activities, the middle school instituted the “Beautiful Me” program for girls in grades 6-8, which focuses on positive self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the reward of helping others. Earlier this spring, the school participated in a “Pay It Forward” campaign, where students were rewarded with bracelets and certificates for performing small acts of kindness. Throughout the year, students participated in the PTA’s “Don’t Press Send” assembly to discuss cyberbullying, and sixth-graders contributed to small group lessons conducted by the guidance department about bullying versus conflicts. Lastly, the entire school community partook in P.S. I Love You Day, where students sent messages of kindness to teachers, staff and other students during lunch periods.

In the fall, the middle school will establish a Dignity and Tolerance club, designed to celebrate diversity and tolerance toward all students by combating bullying behaviors. Members of the DAT club will develop initiatives to create a more inclusive school culture.        

West Hempstead was selected as a winner of this designation among schools from the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester and Orange counties, and Northern New Jersey.

The district commends its students for earning this distinction and creating a welcoming environment in the middle school.



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Success STEMs From Teamwork

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Second-graders at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School collaborated to make a boat float during a recent STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) challenge.

Working in groups, students were given 10 straws and 10 inches of plastic wrap to construct a boat that would stay afloat while holding 25 pennies. Applying their critical thinking skills, the children created a variety of vessels out of the materials given to see whether they would sink or float in a tray of water.

Following the activity, the students shared how they constructed their boats and the reasons why they sank or sailed.        





West Hempstead’s Vaduthala, Tudisco Ranked Top Two in Class of 2017

West Hempstead’s Vaduthala, Tudisco Ranked Top Two in Class of 2017 Photo
West Hempstead High School has named Nathaniel Vaduthala and Tina Tudisco the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2017. Both seniors reflected upon their tenure in the district following years of dedication to academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement. 

Garnering No. 1 ranking in the class with a weighted GPA of 102.31, Nathaniel enrolled in as many Advanced Placement, college-level and honors courses as he could take. With a passion for science, he applied to multiple research programs prior to his sophomore year. He attended Bio Tech camps at both the Dolan DNA Learning Center and Stony Brook University, being one of only 15 students accepted into the latter program. Through the high school’s Science Research program, he further developed his research skills at Hofstra Univerity under the guidance of Dr. Roche C. deGuzman. There, he studied the mechanical characterization of gels formed using different PEG structures. Over his high school career, his research work has won awards at the Long Island Science Congress, Molloy Science Fair and Long Island Science and Engineering Fair. Equally driven by his love for mathematics, he enrolled in Calculus II and Linear Algebra courses at Nassau Community College.     

Beyond his coursework, Nathaniel also served as co-president of the National Honor Society and was a member of the student council, Key Club, and the Tri-M Music and Spanish honor societies. Gifted musically, he is a first chair cellist with the school’s orchestra, chamber orchestra and pit orchestra. In addition, he was on the track team his freshman and sophomore years.
 
Community service has played a significant role in the top-ranking senior’s life. As youth coordinator of the Indian Knanaya Catholic Community of Greater New York, Nathaniel acclimates children newly immigrated from India to American culture by tutoring them and engaging them in recreational sports. He has also organized various community-wide projects such as blood drives and donation walks. One of his most noteworthy efforts was the "We Can with Cans" project, in which he organized a massive can collecting campaign in order to purchase bicycles for children in need at the holidays.

Nathaniel has merited numerous honors for his academic excellence and charitable deeds. These include being named an AP Scholar by the College Board, being one of 25 students from West Hempstead High School to receive the President’s Academic Excellence award, receiving the Herald Tribune Award for his work in the school newspaper, Rampage, and meriting departmental awards in math and music. In addition, he has earned the Community Service and Academic Excellence Award from Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino, the Nassau County Legislature Good Deed Merit Award, the New York State Academic Excellence Award, the West Hempstead Community Scholarship Award, the Good Deed Award for Long Island Teenagers and the West Hempstead Education Association Academic Award. He was also named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.   

Reflecting upon his time at West Hempstead, Nathaniel said he will miss his teachers the most for their constant support and guidance during his academic career. 

“All of the teachers I have had throughout my years in West Hempstead have been a major influence on the person I am today,” he said.
  
Nathaniel will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall, where he will major in mechanical engineering and mathematics. As he prepares to embark on this new journey, his advice to future graduates is to find a balance between working hard and having fun. 

“If you find something you enjoy doing, whether that be a class, club or hobby, push that forward,” he said. “You’ll be working hard academically but also doing what you love.”  

Like Nathaniel, Tina challenged herself with a rigorous schedule of AP, college-level and honors courses, a passion for science research, and heavy involvement in school organizations and community outreach. She graduates as Class of 2017 salutatorian with an impressive 102.25 GPA.

Her interest in research began in the ninth grade, when she studied astronomy and conducted an experiment on black holes titled “How can scientists represent black holes in three dimensions?” She went on to conduct research on sustaining urban environments, a study that landed her a $12,000 scholarship for placing third in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering Competition for High School Students. She has also presented her work at LISEF, Molloy College, Google and the South Asian American Women’s Alliance.

From the time she was a toddler, Tina has had a passion for the arts. She has performed in the high school’s drama productions since her freshman year. After playing smaller roles in “Hairspray” and “A Christmas Carol,” she earned her first lead role as Olive Ostrovsky in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” She is also president of her school’s drama and theater clubs. 

A leader among her peers, Tina has been class president for all four years of high school, a position where she motivates her classmates and works with them to improve the school. Her contributions have included coordinating class trips, decorating the halls for homecoming and choreographing the senior dance for Class Night. She is also president of Mathletes, a member of the National and Italian honor societies, was on the softball team as a freshman and sophomore, and played varsity tennis her senior year. In addition, she has volunteered at South Nassau Communities Hospital and her church. 

Along with graduating at the top of her class, Tina has been named an AP Scholar, one of the high school’s top 25 students to receive the President’s Academic Excellence award, and a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete. She has received departmental awards in English and Italian, an American Lodge #2445 Order of the Sons of Italy in America scholarship, the Community Service and Academic Excellence Award from Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, the New York State Academic Excellence Award and the West Hempstead Education Association Academic Award.  
 
On top of her vast achievements, Tina is also a recipient of a Presidential Scholarship award and the Leon Pollack Scholarship, accumulating a total of $35,000 in scholarships to attend Adelphi University, where she will major in education and history. She is enrolled in the honors college and Scholar Teacher Education Program, a unique five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s program for students preparing to teach at the elementary and secondary levels. Her dream of becoming an educator stemmed from her mother and the faculty of West Hempstead. 

“I wanted to be a teacher since I was 2 years old,” the salutatorian explained. “Watching how amazing my mother was at teaching, coupled with all of the guidance, devotion and passion I’ve seen in my teachers at West Hempstead, has made me want to have my own class of students to educate and support.”  

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Fluttering Around The Classroom

Fluttering Around The Classroom Photo

Coinciding with their study of insects, first-graders at George Washington Elementary School learned about butterflies by creating their own butterfly marionettes with the help of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.

The students participated in a videoconference with the Center’s Distance Learning Puppeteer and Presenter, Brian Harrison, who discussed the anatomy of insects, the life cycle of butterflies, and how insects use camouflage to protect themselves from predators. Harrison also showed the students a few species of butterflies, including monarchs, swallowtails and Acadian Hairstreaks.

Working with an array of colored construction paper, the students followed step-by-step instructions given by Harrison to assemble their own butterflies.





West Hempstead MS Welcomes Incoming Sixth-Graders

West Hempstead MS Welcomes Incoming Sixth-Graders Photo

Members of the West Hempstead Middle School student council welcomed fifth-graders from Cornwell Avenue and George Washington elementary schools for a tour of the building on May 31.

Serving as tour guides, the student council members led groups of incoming sixth-graders through the hallways, showing them classrooms, lockers and the library, and answered questions about coursework, teachers and the student body. Afterward, the younger students participated in ice breaker activities to get to know their future peers from the other elementary schools. 

The district commends the student council members for volunteering their time to assist the incoming class and serve as familiar faces to them in the upcoming school year. 

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Senior Accolades and Accomplishments at West Hempstead

Senior Accolades and Accomplishments at West Hempstead Photo

West Hempstead High School celebrated the accomplishments and achievements of the Class of 2017 during its annual Senior Awards Assembly on June 5.

Families, administrators and community members applauded the seniors as they received scholarships and awards for their leadership, character and community service. Principal Alvaro Escobar recognized the students for their discipline, dedication and sacrifices over the course of their academic careers. 

“Each of you should know that success is within you,” he said. “This ceremony proves positive that you all are achievers no matter what challenges life throws your way. Always look to your experiences in West Hempstead with pride and then use that as fuel to boost your confidence when those moments of doubt surface.”  

During the ceremony, faculty and administrators bestowed deserving seniors with the President’s Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement awards, as well as departmental awards, while individual community members and organization representatives honored recipients with scholarships. 

In addition, valedictorian Nathaniel Vaduthala and salutatorian Tina Tudisco were formally acknowledged.      



West Hempstead Family STEAM Night

West Hempstead Family STEAM Night Photo

Families and students of the district attended Family STEAM Night at the district’s middle school on May 31. The evening, organized by high school students enrolled in Advanced Placement science courses, engaged participants in a variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities.

Accompanied by their families, students in elementary and middle school enjoyed a variety of educational activities, including making slime, building marshmallow catapults, creating water bottle bird feeders, viewing a dissection of sheep organs, building terrariums and working with 3-D printers and pens.

“Family STEAM Night is a wonderful opportunity for our high school students to educate younger students and their families in the areas of STEAM,” said the district’s Director of Science, Joseph Cangemi. “The goal of the evening is develop in these younger students an appreciation, understanding and possibly a desire to pursue a career in one of these disciplines.”

The district is proud to offer its students and community the resources and opportunity to explore the areas of STEAM.

 

Food Truck Frenzy

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The eighth-graders in Stacy Gulisano’s Family and Consumer Science classes at West Hempstead Middle School learned valuable lessons in entrepreneurship by establishing their own food truck businesses. Their efforts culminated with an in-school trade show where they shared their products with staff members and high school students. 

Over the course of a month, the classes devised business plans and built their enterprises from the ground up. They created a company name, made their culinary products, and marketed their business by designing a website and print materials and advertising on social media. They also utilized skills garnered throughout the year in consumerism, career, and financial and job management.  

The groups assembled for the Friday trade show in the middle school gymnasium, where faculty members, administrators and high school students in Michael Silberman’s business class sampled an assortment of treats. These included spiced deviled eggs, homemade chips and salsa, decadent shakes, savory crepes, brownie cookies, cheeseballs and colorful pasta salads. The high school students ranked each truck’s business based on taste, presentation and advertising, and the winning companies received medals for their hard work.
 
The district extends its gratitude to Gulisano for providing students with an outlet to apply their creative, culinary and business marketing skills, and to experience the work involved in starting a business.   

Annual ENL International Luncheon

Annual ENL International Luncheon Photo

English Language Learner students from West Hempstead Middle School and High School reflected on the challenges and successes they faced this year during a potluck luncheon of international cuisine.

Students from each ENL class prepared traditional ethnic dishes and created posters highlighting their greatest achievements from the 2016-17 school year as well as their goals for the future. The buffet spread featured cuisines from the native countries of fellow classmates, including Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Haiti, China, Guatemala, Jordan and Hungary.

Following the luncheon, students played soccer and performed cultural dances for an audience of staff and students. They also participated in a local tradition when they honored Middle School ENL teacher Candice Walker by singing Happy Birthday and enjoying a Carvel Ice Cream cake

The district would like to thank all of the ENL teachers who made this celebration of diversity at West Hempstead a success.





Juniors and Seniors Receive Advice from West Hempstead Alumni

Juniors and Seniors Receive Advice from West Hempstead Alumni Photo

Graduates of West Hempstead High School returned to the campus on May 24 to participate in Alumni Day.

Hosted by the school’s Virtual Enterprise students, alumni from the Classes of 2008 through 2016 engaged current Juniors and Seniors in a panel discussion about success after graduation and entering the world of college and careers. Moderated by VE seniors, alumni were asked a series of questions about their majors, job opportunities and high school courses that prepared them for college.

The discussion was followed by a question and answer session where the upperclassmen asked the alumni questions and shared deeper conversations.




Chestnut Street Students Boogie Down With Butterflies

Chestnut Street Students Boogie Down With Butterflies Photo

Students at Chestnut Street School learned about the interdependence between plants and animals through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s “Butterfly Boogie” program, delivered by Wildlife Theater, on May 19.

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s website, Wildlife Theater is the WCS’s educational outreach program that uses theater to teach young people about wild animals and places, helping to build the next generation of conservationists.   

 During the theatrical performance, students learned about the physical characteristics common to all insects, which include a head, abdomen, thorax, six legs, antennae and an exoskeleton. They also learned that insects are an essential part of the food chain in that they eat rotten fruits and vegetables and pollinate plants.

The young students also “traveled” 3,000 miles with the butterfly-themed show “The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle.” In this adventure, they learned about monarch butterflies, their metamorphosis and their diet of milkweed plants. 

The district thanks the PTA for sponsoring this educational assembly that allowed students to further explore the world around them.       

West Hempstead MS Students Receive Visit From Senator Kaminsky

West Hempstead MS Students Receive Visit From Senator Kaminsky Photo

Sixth-graders at West Hempstead Middle School learned what it takes to pass a bill when Senator Todd Kaminsky visited them on May 18 to teach them about state government.

During his visit, Kaminsky described the duties of a New York State Senator and discussed his experiences as an Assemblyman and federal prosecutor. He also explained how laws are passed in the state of New York by having students try to pass a law to eliminate smoking on Long Island. He explained that in order to have a bill passed, a committee of Senators and Assemblymen must first approve the law and then send it to the Governor, who has the power to sign or veto the bill.

The engaging lesson was followed by a Q&A session with the Senator, during which students asked about his work, how he became involved in politics and what laws he has helped to enact.

The district is proud to offer students an opportunity to speak with their local Senator and further develop into enlightened citizens.   





Scientists of George Washington

Scientists of George Washington Photo

Aligned with their Science unit about states of matter, second-graders at George Washington Elementary School created their own slime with the help of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The students participated in a videoconference with the museum’s Distance Learning Manager, Corrina Strecker, who discussed the different states of matter – solid, liquid and gas – and explained each state’s unique physical properties, including shape, smell and mass.

Following the presentation, the students investigated the states of matters by making their own slime. Working in pairs, they followed step-by-step instructions to create the gooey concoction, combining cornstarch, water, Elmer’s School Glue and a small amount of Borax powder. Using droppers, they took turns measuring the ingredients, stirring the mixture together and forming the slime with their hands. After it took shape, they applied their observation skills to examine the touch, smell and appearance of the slime.

The second-graders were all smiles as they conducted this one-of-a-kind experiment. The district thanks the students’ teachers and STELLAR teacher Dara Perlow for giving them the opportunity to further develop their interests in science.  




Going Beyond Google

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West Hempstead High School Junior Deanna Gonzalez and Senior Julia Granatelli were recently named winners in their school’s “Going Beyond Google” library contest held in honor of National Library Week.

Observed from April 9-15 this year, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support, according to the American Library Association.

Organized by High School Librarian Barbara Stern, the contest was designed to teach students about the importance of using library databases for research instead of Google. Students prepared for the contest by studying material relevant to the topic, including a video, an article and a blog post on the subject. They then applied their knowledge to answer a question on the high school’s library blog explaining the benefits of using library databases rather than Google to perform research and gather information.

Each winner received a gift basket containing a $25 Visa gift card as well as snacks and beverages.

The high school library staff expresses its gratitude to all students who participated in the contest.

Donating More Than Pennies

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Students, staff and administrators of Cornwell Avenue Elementary School raised more than $4,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Pennies for Patients fundraiser.

Leading a kickoff assembly at the school on March 3, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Campaign Specialist Alexa Landro explained to students that their donations will assist in finding cures and improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Over the course of two months, students were asked to donate spare change and create collection boxes so that friends, families and neighbors could give to the cause as well. During the last week of April, the classes sent their donations to the main office, where first-grade teacher Edna Messina, the fundraiser’s coordinator, tallied each class’s contribution.

Landro returned to Cornwell Avenue on April 28 for a closing ceremony that celebrated the school’s generous grand fundraising total of $4,001.76. Gathered in the gymnasium, Messina and fifth-grade student council representatives Ivana Jimenez and Gabriel Blanco expressed their sincere gratitude to the entire school for participating in this year’s drive.

Ivana and Gabriel awarded pennants to all 14 homeroom classes for their efforts; seven classes earned bronze for raising $100–$199, three earned silver for raising $200–$299, and four earned gold for collecting more than $300.

They also presented third-grader Lela Martin with a stuffed animal for pushing the school’s grand total over $4,000 with her contribution of $8.73. Additionally, Desiree Karroll’s class raised the most money with a total of $725.

Concluding the ceremony, teachers and staff performed a surprise flash mob dance to Justin Timberlake’s hit song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Dancing around the gymnasium, students and faculty were clapping, laughing and singing along as the teachers performed.

The district extends a special thank-you to Ms. Messina and the student council for organizing this successful fundraiser and giving the student body an opportunity to come together and help others.

Bronze Pennant Winners:
    Jennifer Brickman
    Danielle Napolitano and Susan Barnett
    Melissa North
    Joseph Papas and Dianna Hawxhurst
    Yvette Rowe
    John Santoro
    Barbara Silkes and Andrea Denimarck

Silver Pennant Winners:
    Melissa Averaimo
    Jennifer Corrado and Teresa Moore’s
    Aileen Sheridan

Gold Pennant Winners:
    Desiree Karroll
    Edna Messina
    Paul Selhorn
    Gabriella Simone and Susan Barnett’s





West Hempstead Budget Passes

Residents in the West Hempstead School District voted to support the 2017-18 budget on May 16, by a vote of 801 to 404.
 
Additionally,  Vincent Trocchia and Joseph Magaraci were elected to the Board of Education. The vote totals were:

Vincent Trocchia (running unopposed): 804 Votes
Joseph Magaraci: 752 Votes
Nick Hoh: 353 Votes

Thank you to all residents who participated in this important vote and for your continued support of the West Hempstead School District!

West Hempstead MS Celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day

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In observance of National Poem in Your Pocket Day, sixth-graders in Karen Terwilliger’s class at West Hempstead Middle School held a poetry slam on April 27.

According to the Academy of American Poets website, New York City installed the observance in 2002 as part of its National Poetry Month celebration. The Academy took the initiative national in 2008. Individuals are encouraged to write their own poem or borrow one from a favorite poet and carry it in their pocket to share with friends, family, classmates and colleagues throughout the day.

Over the course of three weeks, the sixth-graders spent time in the school library researching a variety of poets and their works. After finding a poem they connected with, they used their school-issued Chromebooks to create presentations that highlighted the central idea of the work, as well as figurative language such as repetition, metaphor, alliteration and personification.

Taking the spotlight to recite their poems on April 27, the sixth-graders’ spoken performances were received with snapping, in authentic poetry slam style, from their peers and Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss, Assistant Principal Jonathan Trapani and Director of English, Reading and Library Kathleen O’Farrell.
 
The students will write their own poems for the class’s next poetry slam.


Future Engineers of West Hempstead

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As part of a lesson in the STELLAR (Success in Technology, Library, Literacy, Artistry and Research) curriculum, fourth-graders at George Washington Elementary School designed multidimensional roller coaster carts using the school’s 3-D printer.

Prior to designing their carts, the students studied kinetic and potential energy and participated in a videoconference with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center about the physics behind roller coasters. The lesson was guided by NCOESC Distance Learning Coordinator Andy Campbell, who demonstrated how energy can be transferred from one object to another.

Following the lesson, the students worked in groups to assemble roller coasters using household materials provided by STELLAR teacher Dara Perlow. Applying their physics knowledge, the groups constructed roller coaster towers using toilet paper rolls, Popsicle sticks, plastic cups and tape.

Collaborating on school-issued Chromebooks, the groups then designed carts for their amusement park ride using Tinkercad software, a 3-D design and modeling tool used to create multidimensional objects with geometric shapes. They adjusted the shapes’ dimensions and rotated the wheels to create carts that would hold passengers.  





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West Hempstead Welcomes Class of 2030

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Families of children who will attend kindergarten this fall at Chestnut Street School were invited to the school on April 26 for a kindergarten visitation.

Parents received a presentation from Principal Faith Tripp, who discussed the curriculum, how to prepare for kindergarten, and ways that they and their children can become familiar with the building.

While parents took notes in the gymnasium, West Hempstead’s future scholars were divided into classrooms with teachers to experience kindergarten firsthand. They spent the afternoon coloring, counting, reading and writing.

Along with the children getting a glimpse of kindergarten, parents walked away more prepared for the school year to come.  



West Hempstead Student-Athletes Honored by BOE

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Congratulations were in order during the April 25 meeting of the West Hempstead Board of Education as several students were recognized for their athletic accomplishments.

The Board acknowledged the West Hempstead Middle School boys volleyball team for their undefeated winter II season, finishing 10-0 under the direction of Coach Andrew Wilson.

“I am proud of these young men not only for going undefeated, but also for learning a lot about commitment, sportsmanship and being a student-athlete,” said Wilson.

Also honored was West Hempstead High School senior and soccer player Lisette Palomo, who was named a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Nominated by her soccer Coach, Michael Scaturro, Lisette earned this prominent designation based on her academic achievements, involvement in her school community and athletic prowess on the field. She received a full scholarship to attend Iona College in the fall, where she will play soccer and major in biology.

“Lisette is an incredible soccer player, student and human being,” said Scaturro. “Over the past five years, she has done tremendous work for the soccer program. I couldn’t be more pleased to have coached such an outstanding and kindhearted student-athlete.”

The West Hempstead Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss commend these outstanding student-athletes for their determination, athleticism and excellence throughout the year.     


West Hempstead HS Inducts 155 Into Honor Societies

West Hempstead HS Inducts 155 Into Honor Societies Photo

As a result of their dedication, commitment to excellence and elite academic standing, more than 150 West Hempstead High School students were inducted into the Tri-M Music, Italian, Spanish, Art and National Honor Societies on April 24.

Opening the ceremony, members of the high school Chamber Orchestra performed for the parents, faculty, Board of Education members and district administrators in attendance.

“To our accomplished students, we honor your achievements in four important areas – scholarship, leadership, community service and character,” said High School Principal Alvaro Escobar. “All of you are now leaders who will strive to live up to the expectations and responsibilities of your society, community, school and, most importantly, yourselves.”

Current members of each honor society spoke about the group’s significance, its requirements for induction and the responsibilities of its members. After lighting their society’s candle, the inductees recited their respective oaths, pledging their commitment to the chapter.

This year, the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 15 new members, while the Art Honor Society accepted 35 new creative students. The Italian and Spanish honor societies welcomed 14 and 39 new members, respectively. The National Honor Society inaugurated 52 Juniors and Seniors.

The district is very proud of its newest honor society members and extends its gratitude to the teachers and staff who advise these clubs.





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