Wheatley Students Celebrated at our Annual Academic Awards Evening!

On Monday evening, nearly two hundred students, faculty, family members and community members gathered in a Google Meet 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.

Each academic department presents awards to students who have excelled in classes. Additionally, there are community awards and school-wide recognitions given. Some of the highlights of the evening occurred 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 Mrs. Danielle Calvagno.

Susan Bergtraum Leadership in Action Award

This award is given in recognition of the junior who best illustrates the breadth and depth of leadership demonstrated by our former parent, Board Trustee and past president of the New York State School Boards Association. The recipient of this award was Aarushi Jain.

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. We had two recipients this year: Demetrios Kaparos and Carly Silverman.

PTO Recognition Award

This award is given by the PTO in recognition of two seniors who exemplify qualities such as kindness, good judgment, sincerity, dignity, good citizenship and dependability. This year’s recipients were Brenden Resnick and Rebecca Sparacio.

The Wheatley Medals

These medals are given to two seniors who have exemplified the highest standards of scholarship, ethical conduct and service to the community. This year’s recipients were Dean Sheinman and Brenda Zhong.

You can view the entire program through this link: Academic Awards Night Full Program June20

Academic Awards Cover 2020

Although we were not able to have our normal slew of photos of this event, some of the departments were able to compile videos of the recipients.

Mathematics, Business and Computer Science Awards

Social Studies Awards

Technology Awards

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