School Notes: HHS Food Drive, Annual Gala

Huntington High School hold ‘Stuff the Bus’ Food Drive 

Student government members are in the midst of their annual Stuff the Bus food drive campaign. The initiative benefit’s local food pantries, including the Huntington Food Council and the very active one at St. Hugh’s Church.

Students are collecting non-perishable items outside of Stop and Shop on Wall Street and King Kullen on New York Avenue in Huntington village over the course of several weekends between now and April 13.

All food collected during the Stuff the Bus drive will stay in the community. Huntington Coach Corp. is donating the bus that will be “stuffed” and used to deliver the items to food pantries.

Huntington Foundation’s Annual Gala

The Huntington Foundation’s Reach for the Stars gala is set for Friday, March 8 at historic OHEKA Castle. Proceeds from the event will fund the organization’s efforts to enhance education, the arts and athletics in the Huntington School District.

Seating for the gala is limited. Tickets are priced at $175 per person. Tickets can be purchased online by logging onto

Commack Junior No.1 in the Nation for Triple Jump

Commack High School junior Alissa B. won first place in the Triple Jump at the Ocean Breeze High School Invitational. She is #1 in the Nation with a jump of 41′ 09 3/4″, a new record!

On February 2, Alissa also moved into the number 1 spot in New York with a Long Jump of 19′ .25″. Alissa will compete in the State meet in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, and set the county record in the State Qualifier Meet in the Triple Jump.

Maplewood Intermediate School Bakeoff

The Baking Coach will return to Maplewood on Friday, March 29th, from 6:30-7:30 PM. The cost is $20 per student. Participants will be able to decorate doughnuts. Creations will be taken home in a bakery box. During the program, each child receives all ingredients and supplies, disposable apron, baker’s hat, and recipe.

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Northport Students Create Outlets for Memories

Students in Northport High School’s fashion club recently created a large art panel dedicated to the Parkland High School victims. The panel, entitled “Flowers of Love”, consists of 17 beautiful interconnected felt flowers to represent the innocent lives lost.

“Through the process of creating a beautiful piece of art students find a peaceful outlet for painful memories of this most tragic event,” said art teacher and club facilitator Mrs. O’Neill-Gonzalez.

This project was made possible with funds from the New York state Council on the Arts, and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. For more information visit

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