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Winter League Champions

Winter League Champions photo
The girls winter varsity track team won its third consecutive Winter League III Championship at Suffolk Community College on Jan. 20. With this achievement, the team became only the third team since 1986 to win three League III titles in a row. West Babylon did this in resounding fashion, scoring in every one of the 15 track and field events. This marks the first time in school history that there was a scorer in every event.  Here are some highlights: 
55M dash – Nadja Ashley (second), Jessie Boos (sixth)
3000M – Jo Critchley (first), Natalie Haab (fourth)
1000m – Hannah Heller (first)
55 Hurdles – Alexandra Trischetti (third), Erin Thompson (fifth)
600m – Ja’Len DeFilippis (first), Jenna D’Onofrio (third)
1500m – Jo Critchley (third)
1500m Racewalk – Vivienne Berger (sixth)
300m ¬– Jessie Boos (sixth)
Triple Jump – Nadja Ashley (first), Ja’Len DeFilippis (second)
Long Jump – Nadja Ashley (first), Alexandra Trischetti (fifth)
High Jump – Alexandra Trischetti (first)
Shot Put – Jaimee Starzee (fifth)
4x400m ¬– Jenna D’Onofrio, Erin Thompson, Jessie Boos, Ja’Len DeFilippis (first)
4x200 –  Sara Vozza, Raina Quinones, Victoria McKenzie, Jenna D’Onofrio (sixth)
4x800m- –Natalie Haab, Shannon Hieber, Jo Critchley, Hannah Heller (third)

Relay Team Heads to Millrose Games

Relay Team Heads to Millrose Games photo
Relay Team Heads to Millrose Games photo 2
Relay Team Heads to Millrose Games photo 3
The girls varsity track team competed at the Armory track meet on Jan. 9. The 4 x 400 relay team won the Long Island time trials and advanced to the 112th annual Millrose Games on Feb. 9. The team ran a season’s best 4:00.49, which improved their Long Island-best time. This time is currently the second fastest in New York State. The 4 x 400 meter members are Jenna D’Onofrio, Jessie Boos, Ja’Len DeFilippis and Hannah Heller.

Torres Named Coca-Cola Semifinalist

Torres Named Coca-Cola Semifinalist
Senior High School student Jonathan Torres has been selected as a 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist. More than 95,000 seniors submitted applications from across the country and only 1,896 students were chosen to continue through the selection process.

Jonathan is currently submitting his semifinalist applications to be reviewed by the Program Reading Committee in January. After this review, 250 semifinalists will advance as regional finalists and 150 seniors will be named Coca-Cola Scholars. The mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is to provide scholarship programs and lifelong enrichment opportunities.

Student-Artists Take Home Top Prizes

Student-Artists Take Home Top Prizes photo
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Two Senior High School student-artists were recognized for their artwork and took home top prizes in the Suffolk County Community College annual high school art exhibit on Dec. 13. More than 40 works were submitted, and only six winners were chosen. Olivia Golebiewski took second place for her gouache painting  “Pick your Poison” and Nicholas McGraw was named a third-place winner for his photograph “Loyalty.” Their artwork will be on display at Gallery West in the Captree Commons building at the Suffolk County Community College-Grant Campus.   

Student-Musician Joins Jazz Ensemble

Student-Musician Joins Jazz Ensemble photo
Senior High School student-musician Aidan Carberry has been accepted to perform on drums with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Jazz Ensemble. In addition to the regular concert on April 11, the SCMEA All-County Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Suffolk PTA Presidents and Principals Dinner on Jan. 17 and at the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association joint conference on Jan. 30.

Business Students Get Inside Look at MSG

Business Students Get Inside Look at MSG photo
On Dec. 10, Senior High School business education students attended a tour of Madison Square Garden. Students explored exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena, including the Rangers’ and Knicks’ locker rooms, luxury fan suites and the Chase Bridge. The tour also included more than 130 years of MSG history.

String Ensemble Serenades Seniors

String Ensemble Serenades Seniors photo
The Senior High School String Ensemble performed for the residents of Sunrise Senior Living in Babylon as part of their Festival of Music event for the holiday season on Dec. 11. Students performed in the lobby of the center for an audience of close to 100 residents.