Wheatley Spring Sports Athletes Celebrated at Athletic Awards Program!

On Tuesday, 28 May, the Athletic Department recognized its spring JV and Varsity student-athletes for all of their achievements, contributions and efforts from this past spring sports season.

Congratulations to all of our individual and team award winners.

A highlight of the Spring Sports Awards program is the awarding of some special Athletic Department Awards to some of the outstanding senior athletes. These special awards included the following:

  • Mo Schneider Scholarship – Charlotte Goldbaum and Matthew Kreitzer
  • Roslyn Little League Award – Charlotte Goldbaum
  • Walter Wathey Award – Cecilia Jozef
  • George Glaser Award – Julia Braito
  • Senior Scholar-Athlete Award – Jamie Ryan and Andrew Sivin
  • Senior Athlete of the Year Award – Samantha Rothstein and Nicholas Tagios

Congratulations to all of the student-athletes! A special “thank you” to Mr. Scaturro and Mrs. Morisco for all they do to support our teams, coaches and athletes! You can download a copy of the program here: Spring Sports Awards 2019

Spring Sports Awards 2019 Cover

[Thanks to Mr. Scaturro for the photos!]


Wheatley Students Celebrated at the 2019 Academic 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. 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. DJ Paulson.

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 Sofia Greenfield.

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 Emily Gothelf.

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 Charlotte Goldbaum and John Scudero.

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 Karan Amin and Cecilia Jozef.

You can view the entire program through this link: 2019 Academic Awards Night Full Program May19

Academic Awards Cover 2019

[Thanks to Dr. Eckers for some of the photos!]

Athletics Signing Day at Wheatley!

Last month, friends and family gathered together to recognize and celebrate the Wheatley student-athletes who have committed to pursuing athletics in college. Mr. Scaturro provided a write-up of these remarkable members of the Class of 2019.

Karan Amin

Karan has been playing tennis since the age of six. This was a year-round commitment to training, playing first at the regional and eastern section levels.  Karan qualified and played his first national tournament when he was twelve and has been continuing to grow his game every year. Karan represented the Eastern Section Team both in the 14s and 16s junior boys’ divisions at the National Zone Team Championships. In his junior year, Karan was ranked inside the top 150 in the country and top 10 in New York State. Currently, he is playing first singles for Wheatley, and he looks forward to playing for Williams College next year! This past weekend, Karan played in the Nassau County singles championship. Although he came up short in this finals match, he qualified for the State Competition.

Tiffany Bernot

Tiffany Bernot began playing Varsity Soccer for The Wheatley Wildcats as a starter in 8th grade and made an immediate impact. She has always been a complete player. Very motivated, a hard worker, enthusiastic, always helping her teammates, and performing at the highest level, culminating in her being named Captain as a Junior. She was a major contributor to our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Conference and Nassau County Championship Girls Soccer Teams and even led our Wildcats into State Semifinals in 2016. She has been awarded All-Class, All-Conference, All-County, and Playoff MVP honors throughout her High School career. Tiffany was voted a Newsday Top 50 High School Player To Watch, MSG Varsity Playoff Player of the Game, and Verizon Fios Playoff MVP of The County Championships. Tiffany is looking forward to attending SUNY Albany to play Division 1 Women’s Soccer next fall.

Samantha Rothstein

Samantha has played Varsity lacrosse for 4 years at Wheatley and has been captain since 11th grade. This year, Samantha was recognized as a News 12 Scholar-Athlete and was listed in the top 100 lacrosse players on Long Island to watch. In 2018, she was Long Island’s top scorer with 94 goals 16 assists and was recognized as an Honorable Mention Academic All-American. Additionally, Samantha broke the school record for the most goals scored in one game by an individual player. In 2017, she was named Newsday’s Athlete of the Week.  Samantha also captained the Varsity Soccer team in 2018, which won the Long Island Championship and competed in the NYSPHSAA Girls Soccer Final Four. She was named All-County and All-State this past for her efforts in soccer. She loves being a part of the team here at The Wheatley School and is very excited to continue her lacrosse and educational career at Tufts University in the fall. Recently, Samantha was celebrated for scoring her 250th career goal in lacrosse!

Sydney Silverman

Sydney was a three-year starting goalkeeper at The Wheatley School who earned All-County and All-State honors as a sophomore.  She helped the Wildcats to three Nassau County Championships and a Long Island Championship. She was a part of the 2016 NYSPHSAA Girls Soccer Final Four team in 2016.  She was honored as the Albertson Soccer Young Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014 and Junior Goalkeeper of the Year in 2015. Sydney was then awarded the ECNL Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016 before claiming the Senior Goalkeeper of the Year in 2017.  Sydney is looking forward to attending UNC Wilmington next fall to play Division 1 Women’s Soccer.

Nick Tagios

Nick has been a four-year starter on the Varsity Boys Soccer team here at The Wheatley School.  He was named All-County and All-State in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Nick was named the Conference Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 while being the team captain in those years as well.  He was a participant in the 2018 Exceptional Senior All-Star Game at Manhasset High School. Nick will be attending Long Island University at CW Post next fall to play Division 1 Men’s Soccer.