The South Huntington school district will induct four alumni into its Hall of Fame in October.
Eliot Lonardo (Class of 1996), Dara Reid Croft (Class of 1997), Ed Wu (Class of 2006), and Brittany Schiavone (Class of 2007).
Lonardo has sponsored many events for different organizations in the district and greater community. As a realtor, he has assisted members of the district with housing needs, and provides help whenever needed.
Reid Croft is a United States Immigration Judge who works to change lives for the better. She is an influential voice in government and law.
Wu (Class of 2006) is a cinematographer who has found success in the film industry. He was the former chief editor of the video yearbook at Walt Whitman High School and is a cinematographer working on a project with Brooke Shields.
Schiavone (Class of 2007) was born with Down Syndrome and created her own non-profit organization called Brittany’s Baskets of Hope. She receives donations from around the country and puts together “baskets of hope” to send to new parents of children born with Down Syndrome. Brittany has gained national recognition, including being named the L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth National Honoree in 2019.
The four will be inducted at Homecoming on Oct. 14, with the ceremony at 11am and parade at 1PM.
Michael Shaye Ventura is a junior at St. Anthony’s High School and is following in his parents’, (Matt Ventura ’88 and Katherine Smith Ventura ’88) footsteps.
He is seeking to attain the Boy Scouts of America’s highest distinction – Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project his goal was to further beautify our 9-11 Memorial (which includes a piece of steel from the remnants of the Twin Towers) by creating an information remembrance board in honor of those we lost, building two new ‘prayer and reflection benches’, and adding to the landscaping of this most sacred area on our campus.