Incoming Whitman Freshman Wins Covid-19 Vaccine Scholarship

She hasn’t even  gone to her first class at Walt Whitman High School but incoming freshman Isabella Weber has already won a scholarship.  Weber has been announced as one of the ten winners in this week’s drawing of Gov.  Andrew M.Cuomo’s “Get a Shot to Read More …

Schools: Perfect Game; History Champ

Two Northport High School seniors have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2020-21 school year. Griffin Crafa has been named salutatorian and will be attending Georgetown University, and Ian Kaish has been named valedictorian and will be attending Northeastern University. Northport High School Principal Read More …

Whitman Food Pantry Looking for Contributions

Walt Whitman High School, working with Tri-CYA, is inviting donations for its Wildcat Pantry to provide food to students in need. Food donations can be dropped at the school’s main office throughout the school day. They are looking for such non-perishable items as  pastas, sauce, Read More …

Schools: Kindergarten Registration, Art Display

Kindergarten registration is well underway at Half Hollow Hills, and the on-site kindergarten screening is quickly approaching. New kindergarteners must be registered by Friday, April 2, in order to be on the mailing list for the welcome newsletter and to receive the link to sign Read More …

Dancers Bring Style, Athleticism to Competition

Dancers from 15 schools performed Saturday at Walt Whitman High School in the winter regionals of the National Dance Alliance. Local schools competing include Walt Whitman, Commack, Elwood/John Glenn, and Stimson Middle School.  Whitman’s Varsity Kickline placed third in the Small Kick and Game Day Read More …

Whitman Student Wins Gershow Scholarship

Rebecca Geneus, a member of Walt Whitman High School’s Class of 2019, was awarded a $1,000 one-time scholarship by Gershow Recycling. The company awards the scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high Read More …

Vin Altebrando Wrestling Festival Draws Scores of Competitors

Scores of wrestlers from high schools and middle schools took part in the second annual Vin Altebrando Wrestling Festival, in honor of the beloved Whitman coach who died last year. Teams included Whitman, Huntington, Elwood, Half Hollow Hills, Sachem, Baldwin, Port Washington and several other Read More …

Otto Kahn Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Friends of OHEKA recently announced the winners of the 2019 Otto Kahn Awards,  named in honor of the philanthropist and original owner of OHEKA castle. The award has been given to five high school students who will receive $3,500 scholarships to continue their education in Read More …

4 Local Districts Celebrate Homecoming This Weekend

Updated to add Half Hollow Hills information. It’s homecoming week for several area school districts, a time when students and alumni celebrate school spirit and gather to make new memories. In Huntington, celebrations kick off with the Homecoming Dance, which starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Read More …

Boys State Program Students Honored

Four students were honored for their participation this summer in the 2018 Boys State Government Delegates Program. The selective week-long intensive program, established in 1937 and sponsored by the American Legion, gives students an opportunity to learn about our government with an emphasis on the Read More …

Wildcat Booster Club Offers Game Streaming

Members of the Wildcat Booster Club will be able to watch live streamed games from Whitman High School’s turf field. Those who join the Booster Club for $30 will receive a full school year access to live streams of sports action on the turf field. Read More …

Salute to Coach Vin Altebrando Draws 150 LI Wrestlers

The inaugural Vin Altebrando wrestling fair drew 150 high school and middle school wrestlers Saturday night to Walt Whitman High School. The outdoor festival attracted wrestlers from around Long Island, and was a salute to the popular Whitman varsity wrestling coach, who died in April Read More …

3 Whitman Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Three Walt Whitman High School seniors have just been awarded National Merit Scholarships. Winners in the National Merit Scholarship Program are:  Joseph VanGostein, Joshua Joseph and Kentaro Matsushima. “This prestigious award is only given to 2,500 students nationwide,” said Whitman Principal John Murphy.  “To receive three Read More …