Our 16th Annual “In Recognition of Excellence Evening” Highlights Strong Bonds Over our Digital Distance

Last night, 16 June, our 16th Annual In Recognition of Excellence evening was held. Though normally a lovely evening with dinner and dessert, the COVID-19 pandemic kept folks at home watching through their screens. Even through this digital distance, the strong connections established between faculty and students were evident. Through our students’ own voices, attendees are reminded of the deep and lasting impact our faculty has on our students’ academic, emotional and social lives. The celebration of the relationships formed and connections made is what makes for such a special evening!

With so much talent in our school, it is still possible for some students to not get the recognition that they deserve. To recognize these students, the In Recognition of Excellence award was introduced fifteen years ago. This honor is given to a group of students who have demonstrated outstanding service to school and community, demonstrated respect and concern for fellow students, and set high expectations for themselves as they have achieved their goals.

The recipients of this award were asked to select one teacher, staff member or coach from their experiences at North Side, Willets Road, and Wheatley who had the greatest positive impact on their life.

Congratulations to our recognized students and the faculty they acknowledged:

Maggie Caroddo

  • Patrick Shanahan (WR)
  • Jennifer Fatone (Wheatley)
  • Rick Wilson (Wheatley)

Peter Cuomo

  • John Coyne (NS)
  • Patrick Shanahan (WR)
  • Birthe Seferian (Wheatley)

Matthew Ferrone

  • Christopher Campbell (NS)
  • Lynn Flynn (WR)
  • Steven Cadet (Wheatley)

Emily Gothelf

  • Jennifer Segrave (NS)
  • Daria Reid (WR)
  • Mary Martinez (Wheatley)

Theodore Koutsoftas

  • Jill Widyn (NS-Ret.)
  • Colette Hardy (WR)
  • Thomas Storck (Wheatley)

Joshua Roit

  • Holly Conklin (NS)
  • Lynn Flynn (WR)
  • Robert Gadamowitz (Wheatley)

Jaylyn Soleimani

  • John Coyne (NS)
  • Michelle Santoro (WR)
  • Julie Jacobson (Wheatley)

Orell Rayhan

  • Robert Owen (NS)
  • Natalie Brew (WR)
  • Lauren Silverstein (Wheatley)

Alia Yamin

  • Robert Owen (NS)
  • Kristin Kandel (WR)
  • Lauren Walbroehl (Wheatley)


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