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Five Senior-Athletes Commit to Colleges

Five Senior-Athletes Commit to Colleges Photo

Five student-athletes signed letters of intent to participate on collegiate sports teams and receive athletic scholarships. Administrators, coaches and parents gathered to support and celebrate the honored athletes on May 9.

Stephanie Frank plans to cheer at Wilmington University, while JoAnna Randazzo will cheer at Rutgers University. Leonardo Innamorato will attend New York Institute of Technology for lacrosse, and Brandon Bennett will attend LIU Post for wrestling. Paige Keefer will run track at Towson University, while Dana Biggins will run track at Fordham University.

Rotary Winner

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The district congratulates senior Mary Chasen, who was awarded a scholarship by the Rotary Club in a ceremony held on May 17.

Sixty years of tradition shines on


Celebrating 60 years of tradition, the Senior High School presented its annual Blue and Gold with three shows from April 27-29.

Presented by the High School Leaders Club, this year’s themes focused on musical legends of the past and present (blue team) and the Golden Globes (gold team). Zoe Adamidis and Kiera Layden served as the team captains for the blue team, while Nicole Rinaudo Concessi and Mary Grace Seward led the gold team.

Showing off their artistic, dance and choreography talents during their team entrances, the blue and gold teams both shone bright during their calisthenics, lyrical, hip-hop and marching performances.

With three sold-out performance, the annual Blue and Gold awards more than $10,000 in student scholarships annually.


Track Stars Capture First

Track Stars Capture First Photo
The varsity girls track team recently participated in the Red Raider Relays at North Rockland High School. The meet includes teams from all over New York State.

Brittany Korsah broke the 22-year-old meet record for the 400m dash. She reached the finals in the event and won the final heat in a time of 55.29 seconds. Korsah is currently ranked first in New York State for the event.

The 4x400m relay team – Nadine Keefer, Brittany Korsah, Nadja Ashley and Dana Beggins – also captured first place with a time of 3:58.18, the second fastest time in meet history.

DECA Students Place at States

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DECA students recently competed and placed in the New York State DECA Competition in Rochester, New York. The competition is made up of approximately 2,000 students from all over New York State who compete in their individual or team events.

The following students competed:
Cezar Camilo-Eloufir – Principles of Marketing
Kevin Leeb – Principles of Marketing
Irwin Chugh – Personal Financial Literacy
Nitin Punn – Human Resources Management
Emerson Schaefer – Marketing Management Team Event
Adrianna Moran – Marketing Management Team Event
Miranda Billeri –  Travel and Tourism Team Event
Rachel Le – Travel and Tourism Team Event
Four students – Camilo-Eloufir, Punn, Schaefer and Moran ¬ –were named state winners for placing in the top 10 of their respective categories.

Student-Artist Awarded Scholarship

Senior High School student Paulina Trzonkowska received the Renzo S. Bianchi Scholarship award for her artwork “I Love My Phone” that was selected as one of Long Island’s Best from the Heckscher Museum of Art.
Paulina received her award at the opening reception on March 18. The show was on view from March 11 through April 9.

‘Grease’ Performance Lights Up the Stage

‘Grease’ Performance Lights Up the Stage Photo

The Senior High School music department recently produced and performed two successful shows of the musical “Grease” to audiences.

Led by Matthew Lightsey as Danny Zuko and Nikki Rinaudo-Concessi as Sandy Dumbrowski, the shows were directed by Music Chairperson Joseph Barone, with musical direction by MaryAnn Cafiero. This was Barone’s 30th and final musical production at West Babylon.

Supporting cast members included: Annarose Vallone (Betty Rizzo); Colin Murray (Kenicke); Amanda Riche (Frenchy); Darren Del Orfano (Doody); Michael Valenti (Sonny Latierri); Danielle Del Orfano (Marty); and Mackenzie Grimes (Jan). 

Student Honored as Coca-Cola Finalist

Student Honored as Coca-Cola Finalist
Senior High School student Mary Chasen has been named a regional finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Chasen is one of only 250 regional finalists recognized for their leadership and service to the community. Nearly 86,000 applicants and more than 1,900 semifinalists participated in the program. Regional finalists participated in the next phase of the selection process, a 20-minute interview with the Regional Interview Committee, comprised of a foundation staff member and previous Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship recipients.    

Although Chasen did not move on to the final phase, she was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Celebrating Music


March is Music in Our Schools month and the district recognized the many talented student-musicians in all its schools.

Senior Named Coca-Cola Semifinalist

Senior Named Coca-Cola Semifinalist

Senior High School student Anthony Liles has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2016-2017 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. He was chosen among more than 87,000 applicants because of his outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to his community.  

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The foundation has provided more than 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. Each year, 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected to receive a $20,000 scholarship