Wheatley Students Celebrated at our Annual Academics Awards Evening!

On Thursday evening, hundreds of students, faculty, 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.

Each academic department presents awards to students who have excelled in classes. Additionally, there are community awards and some school-wide recognitions given. Over the next several days, I will highlight some of the awards given over the course of the evening, including the following:

PTO Teacher of the Year

This award is voted on by parents and given by our PTO. This year’s winner was Mr. Stephen Collier.

Susan Bergtraum Leadership in Action Award

This 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 past president of the New York State School Boards Association. The recipient of this award was Tyler Richman.

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 Sonia Patel.

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 judgment, sincerity, dignity, good citizenship and dependability. This year’s recipients were Gabriel Fallarino and Charlotte Iannone.

The Wheatley Medals

These medals are given to the senior boy and girl who have exemplified the highest standards of scholarship, ethical conduct and service to the community. This year’s recipients were Declan Brady and Maia Cale.

You can view a PDF copy of the commemorative program through this link: Academic Awards Evening 2022

You can view recordings of the program through this YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3lWCAMd

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