On Thursday night, hundreds of students, family members and community members gathered in the auditorium to celebrate our students’ academic, artistic and service achievements.
Students receive invitations to this evening without knowing what recognition they will receive. As such, there is excitement and anticipation in the air throughout the ceremony.
Some of the highlights of the evening occur at the end with the following recognitions:
PTO Teacher of the Year
This award is voted on by parents and given by our PTO. This year’s winner was Mr. Robert Gadamowitz
The Jim O’Brien Award
Named after a retired faculty member, this award is given to a junior who exudes honesty, integrity and a deep devotion to helping others. This year’s recipient was Andrew Zuckerman.
PTO Recognition Award
This award is given by the PTO in recognition of a senior boy and girl who exemplify qualities such as kindness, good judgement, sincerity, dignity, good citizenship and dependability. This year’s recipients were Reid Kamhi and Maura Koszalka.
Susan Bergtraum Leadership in Action Award
This new award is given in recognition of the senior who best illustrates the breadth and depth of leadership demonstrated by our former parent, Board Trustee and current Nassau BOCES Vice-president, Susan Bergtraum. The first recipient of this award was Morgan Hanel.
The Wheatley Medals
These medals are given to the the senior boy and girl who have exemplified the highest standards of scholarship, ethical conduct and service to community. This year’s recipients were Luis Costa and Bonnie Lerman.
You can view the entire program through this link: Academic Awards Full Program