Wheatley Celebrates its Students at Academic Awards Evening!

Last night, 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 were to receive. As such, there was 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 Mr. Thomas Storck.

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 Joyce Chen.

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 Maia Cale.

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 Temitope Oshodi and Olivia Palmieri.

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 Manav Bansal and Aarushi Jain!

You can view the entire program through this link: Academic Awards Full Program 2021

You can view a recording of the program through this link: Academic Awards Google Meet

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