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Vol. 61 No. 25 Wantagh, N.Y. 11793

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Thursday, June 20, 2013


Father of The Year interview page 2 Wantagh graduation pages 7, 9 MacArthur graduation pages 8, 17 Seaford graduation pages 16, 19

Graduation Commencements The commencement ceremony for the Wantagh High School Class of 2013 will take place at the high school on Friday, June 21, 5:30 p.m. The Seaford High School graduation will take place at Nassau Community College at noon on Saturday, June 22, for ticketholders. The MacArthur High School graduation was held on Saturday at Hofstra University.

by Laura Schofer “Follow your bliss,” said Joseph Campbell. “If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you.” This is the philosophy that this year’s Father of the Year, Richard Clark lives by. In the winning letter, submitted by his 18year-old daughter Catherine Clark, she wrote that “my Dad has always encouraged me and my sister to pursue what we loved. Most fathers wouldn’t be okay with their daughter going to music school, but my parents took me to every audition and went to every chorus concert from fourth grade to senior year in high school without a single complaint.” “She’s following her passion,” said Mr. Clark who explained that daughter Catherine is going to Westminister Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. “Of course, her daughter comes form her father. All good things about my children come from me,” he laughed. His youngest daughter, Jessica will also pursue her passion for education and deaf studies, said Mr.Clark. She will be a senior at Seaford High School next year and “we are looking at a number of places for her. She has excellent grades,” he gushed. Richard Clark and his wife Lynnmarie have lived in Seaford with their two daughters for 15 years. Like many other South Shore residents they were slammed by superstorm Sandy last fall but managed to keep his sunny attitude through these very dark times and even provided help for other residents, wrote Catherine. “We lost our first floor and three cars. It was a heck of a ride but others had it worse and we’re back,” he said. Despite last fall’s troubles, Mr. Clark “opened his door and offered hot showers

and outlets to everyone we knew in the community and throughout Long Island,” wrote Catherine. “Well, I guess it’s just part of my philosophy,” he said. “I think it is important to live with integrity – you must have good manners and respect other people. We are in it together so I tell my kids you help your neighbors. You must live life in an unselfish way,” he said. Mr. Clark will receive the following prizes: A free hearing evaluation and consultation from Ascent Hearing Center; a $25 gift certificate from Concord Cleaners; a free tire rotation from Rudy’s A-1 Auto Body; a propane tank refill from Island Greenery; a $50 gift certificate from The Phoenix Restaurant; one free week for Dad and guest from World Gym Fitness Center; brunch for two from Hemingway’s American Bar and Grill; a free oil change and filter from Bill’s Service Station; a $50 gift certificate from Cara Mia Due; a free six-week membership from Wantagh Martial Arts; a pair of free movie tickets from Seaford Cinemas; a $25 gift certificate from Life Styles Sports/Robinhood. Also, a $50 gift certificate from Toro Pazzo; a tire rotation and safety check from D & J Diagnostic Center; a free pair of sunglasses for Dad from Vision at Cedar Creek; a complimentary portfolio review and a $100 savings bond for Dad from Edward Jones Investments; a free hair cut from Hair Art International; a $25 gift certificate and a bucket of cool stuff from Tennessee Jed’s; a haircut and facial from Majestic Salon; a $25 gift certificate from Piccolo Pizza and a one-year gift subscription from The Citizen.


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Commitment Foundation presented a large cardboard $30,000 check for the school’s wellness program during a special ceremony in front of the whole student body, administrators, public officials and PTA volunteers. Representatives from Playworld Systems and Good Sports, who are collaborating with the foundation to construct the playground, were also in attendance. The playground became a reality thanks to Kathy Mertz, who learned about the contest when she was researching for grants online. She signed the school up and contacted PTA member Laurie Scimeca. Thrilled by the opportunity, PTA presidents Maria Patsatsis and Tracy Padavan, and playground committee members sent out an email blast asking parents and relatives to register to vote in the contest. The Manor School beat 300,000 contestants nationwide. “Working together really does count,” Ms. Patsatsis said. “Thanks to everyone for taking the time to vote.” “The principle behind the program is energy balance; a balance between energy in and energy out,” said Assistant Principal Pat Gelling. “Certainly our PTA represents a unique energy balance — they put plenty of energy in and our students reap the benefits of the energy out.” © © ©

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Advice for graduates This week, area high school seniors will be graduating, and a lot of advice will be coming their way. Each will have to sift through the pile and decide what is best for him or her. Recently, we ran across an article in the Harvard Business Review by Christine M. Riordan that had some points worth sharing, whether you are aiming for the pinnacle of the business world or have a more down-to-earth approach. She reports research has shown that employees who believe they do not have time for the personal life feel “drained and distracted” while they are at work. So being a workaholic through choice or by necessity is not the right way to go. But that does not mean you need to devote equal time to work and the rest of your life. Catalyst, a research firm focused on women in business, uses the phrase “work-life effectiveness” where work fits with other aspects of your life. Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airlines, for example, says some of his best businesss ideas came from his children. And of course, it is your work that puts the food on the table. Ryan Smith, co-founder of Qualtrics, says “Each week, I examine the categories of my life — father, husband, CEO, self — and identify the specific actions that help me feel successful and fulfilled in these capacities. This weekly ritual helps me feel like I’m doing everything in my power to address my needs and the needs of those around me. This is important because I can’t lose sight of the business agenda, and we’ve all seen or read about what it looks like when you lose sight of your family’s needs.” The CEO of Starwood Hotels, Frits van Paasschen, in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, warned, “It's important not to be so immersed in your work that there isn’t anything else. Taking care of your body and your mindset, carving out time to be with your family, doing things that recharge you — these all make you more productive in the end.” Figure out what you want out of life, and then make a plan to get it. That may sound simple, but it is not. And it is the first part that is the hardest, because each person needs to define success in his or her own terms, nobody else’s.

THEIR MAN IN SEAFORD: The Seaford American Legion recently named Seaford resident and retired business owner, Rick Falta 2013 Citizen of the Year. His tenure as past-president of both Kiwanis and Seaford Chamber of Commerce are among Rick’s many contributions to the Seaford community. Said Charles Wroblewski, Legion chaplain: “Rick’s past and ongoing work on behalf of Seaford is highly appreciated and greatly valued.” Posing for a post-ceremony pic with Rick are his wife Donna; Legionnaire Charles Wroblewski; and Seaford Chamber of Commerce President Ken Jacobsen.

citizen circuit CARNIVAL: FAMILY Maria Regina School will sponsor a Family Carnival on Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, from 5-10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, from 3-10 p.m. at the Maria Regina School, 4045 Jerusalem Avenue, Seaford (behind Maria Regina School). There will be rides, games, food, music, entertainment and family fun! POP (pay one price) is every night. All-day ride bracelets for sale for $25. Contact number for questions 848-9959. © © © CHANGE OF DATE: The regularly scheduled 8 p.m., Monday, June 24, Seaford Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners meeting has been changed to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, due to a scheduling conflict. All Seaford Board of Fire Commissioners’ meetings are open to the public at Fire Headquarters located at 2170 Southard Avenue, Seaford, 11783-2544 © © © SUMMER RECREATION: Last call for the Wantagh Foundation for Educational Excellence, Inc. Summer Recreation Program. The program will be starting on June 24 through July 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Applications are available in the main office of all three elementary schools. The cost of the program is $375. Any questions? Call Ralph Spagnolo at 781-5055. © © © FAMILY FESTIVAL: The

Church of St. William the Abbot holds its 37th annual Family Festival from Wednesday, July 10, through Sunday, July 14. Hours: Wednesday through Friday: 7-11 p.m.; Saturday: 611 p.m.; Sunday: 5-10 p.m. Rides, games, food, entertainment, 50/50. Casino-style gaming in lower church room. For further details contact: Gail Tomczyk/Rich Love: 7954542. © © © IT’S MAGIC: On Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m., the Seaford Historical Society will have “Magic at the Museum.” Fun for all ages. Rain or Shine. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available. The event will take place at the Seaford Historical Society Museum, 3890 Waverly Avenue, Seaford. © © © SWIM ACROSS AMERICA is a nonprofit organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research with the help of thousands of swimmers throughout the U.S. participating in swimming events in pools, lake, streams, rivers and the oceans. Nine-year-old Eva Canning of North Merrick, a member of the Long Island Aquatic Club in Garden City, will do her part to help raise money for cancer research through an SAA event in a pool swim which runs through June 22. This cause is close to her heart. Eva’s uncle Pat Fitzpatrick, residing in Ireland, was diagnosed this year with prostate cancer.

Nine-year-old Eva hopes to help her uncle and others in their fight against cancer. To donate, go to the Swim Across America website – You may also sponsor Eva Canning or another swimmer. © © © SUPERSTORM SANDY HELP: Help is still needed for survivors of superstorm Sandy. A free confidential helpline that easily links people to services they need is available. Information and referrals that cover issues from food, heat and shelter to job training, financial services child/elder care and more can be found at © © © SUFFERING FROM SANDY? The Seaford Public Library is hosting two programs on Thursday, June 20, to help those who are still suffering from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. These presenters are Island Harvest and Project Hope. Island Harvest will distribute disaster relief non-perishable food boxes to Sandyaffected families between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Valentine Meehan Memorial Community Meeting Room. Project Hope will be on hand to provide free, confidential supportive counseling for disaster victims. Individuals may sign up at the library's reference desk for an appointment. Project Hope counselors will be at the library between 2-3:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Call 2211334 for additional information.

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The 2013 and 24th William A. Haps Scholarship Awards were presented in ceremonies held at Wantagh Fire Headquarters Monday evening, June 3. The awards are in memory of the deceased firefighter who passed away July 20, 1989. He had served the community for some 42 years. Seven students were honored this year by receiving scholarship checks to assist in their education. The recipients will receive the awards prior to entering the college of there choice. Each applicant must submit four recommendations, one from a guidance counselor, two from two of the student’s teachers and a personal recommendation from someone outside of the family. In addition the recipient must be pursuing a program in the humanities such as emergency services (fire-police), nursing, criminal justice, social work, teaching, medicine, research or in a similar service to mankind. Financial need, extracurricular activities, academic achievement and a personal interview are also included in the application. Commissioner Snyder mentioned the fact that this year’s decision was very difficult, as there were a number of deserving and well-qualified applicants. After hours of discussion all applicants were narrowed down to the final seven. Chairperson Don Snyder spoke of the student achievements as family, friends and firefighters looked on. Making the presentations on behalf of the late William and Dora Haps was grandson and ex-Captain Bill Bischoff and granddaughter Diane Geddes. Also present was Assistant Principal Anne Rao of MacArthur High School and Frank Muzio, director of the Guidance Department at Wantagh High School.

The first award winner is Jennifer Newins of MacArthur High School. Academically Shannon has a grade point average of 95.9367 and has scored in the mid to high nineties in all of the 10 Regents she took. She has been a member of the National Honor Society for the 10th, 11th and 12th grades and on the Principal’s Honor Roll for four years. Jennifer has been a member of the World Language Honor Society for the past three years and a MacArthur Renaissance Card Holder for the past four years. In addition to her academic achievements, Jennifer has served as a class officer and has served as an advisor to the superintendent by attending school board meetings. She has been an active member of the girls’ junior varsity and varsity lacrosse teams. She is a cross country team member and a winter track and field participant. When not involved in school activities she has been a member of the Levittown Soccer Club, the Performance Volleyball Club, St. Bernard’s basketball program and the John Theissen Children’s Foundation (Toys for Tots Program). She is a Certified PADI water scuba diver and a certified baby sitter. Jennifer will attend Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she will pursue a career in medical technology. She was accompanied by her mother Christine, father Chris and brothers Patrick and Brian. The second award winner is Tracey Mitzelman of MacArthur High School. She has a grade point average of 92.453 for the past four years and has been a member of the Honor Society for the past three years. She has also been a member of the Language Honor Society for the past two years. Tracey has been a Key Club member for three years and is a member of the


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Jamie Redes is an intellectually driven and focused student. Her passion and enthusiasm for learning and excelling academically are fueled by the tremendous pride and enormous effort she exudes. She is confident, deeply involved in all of her undertakings, and has lofty goals and dreams that she consistently brings to fruition. With lots of energy and a strong work ethic, Jamie is self-motivated and understands that having great ability is not enough to achieve her lifelong goals. Because of this understanding, Jamie has not only challenged herself by taking some of the most rigorous courses our school has to offer, but has Jamie excelled in doing so. Capable in all academic areas, Jamie goes beyond the requirements of any given course to connect with the material in greater depth and satisfy her immense intellectual curiosity. Last summer Jamie participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine to further her already vast knowledge base in her future intended career goal of becoming a doctor. The results speak for themselves. She is the Salutatorian of the graduating class and has received numerous academic acknowledgements including the prestigious Dartmouth College Book Club award. Jamie is a member of both

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MacArthur High School Valedictorian Liam Lang is a National Merit Finalist with the National Merit Scholarship Program and acquired a 102.70 academic average during his high school career. He was designated as an AP Scholar with Honor and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. Liam is also an active member of the Key Club and Youth Court. He plays the clarinet for the high school band and is a member of Mathletes. Outside of school, Liam is a volunteer at Nassau University Medical Center and participated this year in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk in Bethpage. Liam plans on pursuing a degree in either science or law.

HIGH SCHOOL STARS: From left are MacArthur High School Valedictorian Liam Lang, Principal Kathleen Valentino and Salutatorian Harley Dietz.

Salutatorian Harley Dietz concludes his high school career at MacArthur High School with a 100.50 academic average. He was designated as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor and was named a National Merit Commended Student with the National Merit Scholarship Program. Harley is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the World Language and Math honor societies. His leadership qualities are witnessed in his service as Quiz Bowl captain and a Peer Leader. He is also a member of Mathletes and participated in the science research program on a project about global warming. Harley regularly assists teachers in the art room at his temple each weekend and recently volunteered at a FEMA-run soup kitchen to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. This fall, he plans on pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.

The Seaford High School 9/11 Committee is proud to announce the 11th Annual Patriot Award dinner will be held on Monday, June 24 at the Woodbury Country Club at 7 p.m. This dinner will honor the lives of five Seaford alumni who perished on September 11, 2001. They are: Tommy Haskell, Timmy Haskell, John Perry, Rob Sliwak and Michael Wittenstein. The 9/11 Committee has selected

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION, VINEVOLUTION BRANDS LLC. Articles of Organization Filed with Secretary of State of New York ( SSNY) on 02/20/2013. Office location: NASSAU COUNTY. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail any process served against the LLC to c/o: THE LLC,( U.S. CORP. AGENTS INC. 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228). Purpose: Any lawful purpose or activity. WSC 901 6T 6/13, 20, 27, 7/4, 11, 18 SURROGATE'S COURT NASSAU COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent File No. 2012-368250 HARRY WILLIAM SCOTT, SCOTT, and MARCELLA SCOTT TO: Any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names or whose place or places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, distributees, heirs-at-law and next-of-kin of the said MARSELETE BRUNKS, deceased, and if any of the said above distributees named specifically or as a class be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees or successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post office addresses are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be

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able space above grade including: 10 rooms, six bedrooms, three bathrooms; kitchen, dining room, and living room. The house has a basement and carport. Site amenities include a porch and patio, which can be used for outdoor/relaxation. The property site is 7,200 square feet in area. The house is located in close proximity to shopping and public transportation. Program Information The Brookville Center for Children's Ser vices, Inc., under the auspices of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (NYSOPWDD), plans to establish and operate a community Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) at 3005 Johnson Place Wantagh, NY 11793. The proposed ICF would serve six (6) individuals with developmental disabilities who have been identified as being in need of appropriate residential ser vices in the region. This residential opportunity will provide housing, meals, and twenty-four (24) hour supervision in a homelike setting. Size Of Proposed Program A residential facility for six (6) individuals with developmental disabilities. Community Support / Location Requirements In order to ensure that the prospective residents receive all necessary support services, the above location is selected with attention to prox-

imity and/or accessibility of the following community services. Transportation: Will be provided by agency-leased vehicle, LIRR station at Wantagh. Community Recreation: Available at parks in the Town of Hempstead and Wantagh such as Wantagh State Park, Bellmore Movie Theater, Seaford Cinemas, Bellmore Playhouse. Shopping Facilities: Includes local businesses, Walmar t, target, Westfield Sunrise, Stop & Shop, Citibank, James Florist, Dunkin Donuts, 7Eleven, Community Market. Religious Ser vices: St. St. Church, Barnabas Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Temple Beth-El of Bellmore, Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, Christ Lutheran Church, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Medical Services: Will be obtained from local doctors and other community health specialists, such as Primary Medical Service. Day Programs: Operated by Nassau AHRC at various locations throughout the county. We operate Day Programs less than 2 miles from this residence. As per Section 41.34, the Town of Hempstead is required to forward any comments concerning this site within forty (40) days of receipt of its notification. The Town may either: (1)

approve the site recommended; (2) suggest one or more alternate sites or areas in its community which could accommodate such a facility; or (3) object to the establishment of a residence at this site because to do so would result in such a concentration of community residential facilities for the mentally disabled in the municipality or a combination of such facilities with other community residences or similar facilities licensed by other agencies or state government that the nature and character of the areas within the municipality would be substantially altered. Please note that under State Law, oversaturation of residential facilities constitutes the only legitimate grounds upon which the community may object. Also, under State Law, if the Town does not forward a response within the forty-day period, the operator can proceed with the development of the proposed facility. Dated: Hempstead, New York June 10, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD KATE MURRAY SUPERVISOR MARK A. BONILLA TOWN CLERK WSC 903 2T 6/20, 27

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program, Spain’s specialized postAt a young age, Seaford High secondary schooling for students 16School Valedictorian Shaina Blitt 18-year-olds. Concentrating in sciknew she was destined for success, ence, she took chemistry, physics, drawing inspiration from her piano technical drawing and philosophy, teacher who was also a chemist in a which were all taught in Spanish. She time when few women held such posiwas the only American in her classes. tions. While studying in With a weighted Spain, her family sufgrade point average of fered extreme damage 102.85, Shaina heads to to their home due to Northeastern University Superstorm Sandy in Boston with plans of and moved in with a becoming an aerospace relative. Her family is engineer. currently renting a Shaina came to house on their block Seaford High School as from a neighbor who a sophomore after gradmoved to Florida. uating from the Long While her family Island School for the strives to return to Gifted in Huntington normalcy, Shaina is Station. excited to study engiIt was hard to meet neering at an institustudents in her grade, tion that has given she admits, because she her almost full was placed in advanced Shaina Blitt tuition. In addition to classes with upperclassacademics, Shaina men. enjoys reading, traveling, tutoring and “It wasn’t until junior year when I trying new things. joined Chorale and took Advanced She is a member of National Honor Placement language and composition, Society and is an AP Scholar with which had eleventh graders in it, did I Distinction for scoring a 3 or better on start meeting students in my grade,” five or more AP exams. She earned she said. several awards in and out of school, During the summers in high school including the President’s Award for she took classes in engineering, calcuEducational Excellence and the lus, marine science and astrophysics Seaford High School Certificate of at Columbia, Harvard and Stanford Academic Excellence in AP Calculus Universities. BC. She participated in JV soccer, Because her learning was acceleratKey Club, Mathletes and was a peer ed and she had completed most of the tutor. graduation requirements, Shaina Her parting advice to underclassspent the first semester of her senior men: “Always try your hardest and year in Spain. She lived with a host don’t quit.” family and attended a “bachillerato”

His talents have also earned him a bevy of “The amount of effort you put in is awards, including the President’s Award directly proportional to the outcome.” for Educational Excellence, the Mathletes This piece of advice from his father still Highest Scorer Award, Mathletes resonates with Seaford High School Dedication Award and the Computer Salutatorian Frank Migliorino today. Science Highest Academic Performance It’s what helped him achieve a weightAward, which he won four times. ed grade point average of 102.04 and He was recognized for what leads him to Stony academic excellence on Brook University in the the advanced chemistry fall to study computer sciRegents and the ecoence. Someday he hopes nomics Regents, and to work for Google in the was awarded for his software or networking photography skills and departments. his dedication to the Taking on leadership 2013 Yearbook roles, he was a member of Committee. National Honor Society, a Inspired by his parents, peer tutor, secretary of Frank said he is where Mathletes, co-president of he is now because he for Competition wanted to prove to them Computer Club and vicethat he could be the best president of Software for he could be. Robotics/Engineering His greatest strength is Club. His involvement in solving a problem from Robotics/Engineering Frank Migliorino multiple and unconvenClub, which formed this tional angles, while his year, proved to be one of greatest weakness, he confesses, is overthe best experiences of his high school thinking a problem, which may lead to the career. wrong conclusion. “I never saw it coming,” Frank said. He encourages younger students com“But by the time we went to the regional ing up the ranks to keep up with their competition at Hofstra University we studies, and empathized with those who became like a family.” are still looking to fit in. “It might take a The club was just what he needed, he while to find the right crowd,” he said, said, to grow socially even though his “but never give up; there are always best friend Joseph Mineo kept him laughfriends waiting for you in the future.” ing and Valerie Insardi was there to “The advice my father gave me rings always lend an ear. true with friendships as well as academFrank has already made his mark in ics,” he said. “While I am thrilled to hold computer science. Last year he developed the honor of Salutatorian, I recommend a computer software program that tracks placing people first, as a friendship golf scores and computes who should be always has the capacity to help you on which team in the next round. The prothroughout life.” gram was sold to a legitimate golf club.

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JUNIOR AWARDS: The Wantagh High School Guidance Department held its Annual Junior Class Awards Program on Friday, May 31. This program, under the coordination of school counselor Margaret Swanson, affords the school the opportunity to recognize those members of the junior class who have demonstrated academic success as well as making contributions to the school and community. Various colleges and universities participate in the Junior Awards Program, some offering scholarship opportunities and others prize books. This year’s recipients are Andrew Bloniarz, Anthony Cangelosi Jr., Arianna Caradonna, Paige Craig, Gabriella DiMeglio, Brendan Egan, Jessica Imbro, Alyssa Kelly, Avery Kratzer, Jack Mazzer, Jaclyn Onufrey, Kenneth Peluso, Kaitlin Pfundstein, Stephanie Solomon, Lindsey Stevens, Casey Terrel, Kenneth Varghese and Bridget Wiffler.

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Lori, father Eugene and brother Connor. The seventh and final award winner is Amanda Sculco of MacArthur High School. In her four years of high school Amanda has maintained a grade point average of 86.4 and has successfully passed all of her 10 Regents courses. Her English and journalism teacher has said that “Amanda enthusiastically participates in class discussions and provides good insight.” He added that she “asks very thought-provoking questions.” Another of her teachers stated that “Amanda is a compassionate, personable, hard-working young lady and an excellent leader.” Besides her academic achievements, Amanda was very active in the MacArthur Cheerleading Squad. She participated for her four years of high school and served as captain for two of those years. Outside of school one will find Amanda actively pursuing dance. She has entertained and danced multiple times in homes for the sick and aged, all to the glee of its residents. She has also found time to participate in charity walks for the cure of breast cancer and blood diseases and to volunteer in local soup kitchens. Upon graduation Amanda will attend Nassau County Community College where she will pursue a career as an X-ray technician. She was accompanied by her mother Kathy; father Rick, sister Jessica and Brother Ricky. Upon the conclusion of the awards all students and guests retired to the Company Room for light refreshments hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wantagh Fire Department.

of a positive atmosphere in class.” Besides his academic achievements Anthony has been a member of the varsity football team as well as the varsity wrestling team. He has been a competitor in the Skills USA competition and is an active member of the Wantagh Fire Department Explorer Post 690. In addition, for the past two years he has been enrolled in the Police Science/EMT Career and Technical Education Program. He will attend one of four colleges in which he has been accepted and will pursue a degree in fire investigation or criminal justice. Anthony was accompanied by his mother Mary Ann and his sister Kristin. The sixth award winner is Megan McCarthy from MacArthur High School. Academically she has met the challenge of high school and has maintained good grades in subjects such as physics and college math. She has been a member of the National Honor Society for the past three years. In addition to her academic success she has proved quite versatile outside of the classroom. Megan is a four-year Renaissance Card holder, a Key Club member, Recycling Club member and has been active in many good causes such as blood drives, autism walks, breast cancer walks, peer tutoring and the Polar Bear Plunge. In addition she has found time to hold down three part-time jobs as well as babysitting. Upon graduation she will attend Mount Saint Mary College where she will pursue a career in nursing, a lifetime goal that she has set for herself. Megan was accompanied by her mother

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