Schools: Hispanic Scholar Named; Security Booth at Whitman

 Huntington High School senior Evan Spagnoletti has been recognized as a national College Board Hispanic Scholar.

He earned this recognition by excelling on his PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 or Advanced Placement exams and in his classrooms. Scholars are required to have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and need to have scored 3 or higher on two or more AP exams.

“Evan is a fine young man whose efforts in and beyond the classroom speak for themselves,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “He possesses a broad range of interests, manages his time well and, most importantly, connects well with others. We are extremely proud of his accomplishments and know that this is only the beginning for him!”

The student is taking classes in Advanced Placement Calculus BC, AP Microeconomics, AP Research, AP Computer Science and AP Physics.

“Evan is a fantastic student and an excellent role model,” Principal Brenden Cusack said. “We are very proud of his accomplishments and I am sure he is going to do great things in the future. This recognition is certainly very well deserved.”

He is also an All-State swimmer and a New York State Scholar-Athlete.

Whitman Security Booth

The South Huntington School District has received a  $300,000 grant from the State that will be used to improve security at Walt Whitman High School.

The money will be used to build a security booth at the end of West Hills Court, the main entrance driveway to Walt Whitman High School off of West Hills Road. Currently, visitors to the school check in at a post formed by a school securite vehicle. The booth will be a permanent structure.

The funds were secured by State Assemblyman Steve Stern and State Sen. Jim Gaughran.

Board of Education President Nick Ciappetta said, “We are very thankful to Assemblyman Stern and Senator Gaughran for their continuing commitment to the South Huntington school district. The money will be put to good use making sure our campuses and students stay as safe as possible.”

Construction is expected to begin in the near future.

Scout Popcorn Fundraiser

The Suffolk County Council, BSA is kicking off their  annual popcorn fundraiser which is the single largest fundraiser for the Suffolk Scouts.

About 70% of the purchase of Scout Popcorn supports Scouting in Suffolk County.

  Scout Popcorn includes such flavors such as White Cheddar, Salted Caramel, Kettle Corn, Caramel Corn and or course out Top Seller Microwave Unbelievable Butter.

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