Class of 2019 Celebrates College #DecisionDay

Across the country, May 1st is recognized as College Decision Day. This is the day by which seniors must typically commit to their college of choice. At Wheatley, students filled the hallways with their new school colors, celebrating an important landmark in their many years of hard work and commitment. Throughout the day, @WheatleySchool shared pictures of the seniors, tagging the selected colleges as part of the Tweet.

Here are some of the images from the day!

Class of 2018 Shows its Colors on #NationalDecisionDay!

Across the country, May 1st is recognized as College Decision Day. This is the day by which seniors must typically commit to their college of choice. Today, members of the Class of 2018 filled the hallways with their new school colors, celebrating an important landmark in years of effort and achievement. Throughout the day, @WheatleySchool tweeted pictures of the seniors, tagging the selected colleges as part of the Tweet.

Congratulations to all members of the class for their ongoing success!

Here are some of the images of the day:

Samantha Hurtado Commits to Philadelphia University!

The Wheatley Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Samantha Hurtado. Samantha has signed a letter of commitment to continue her impressive academic and athletic career at Philadelphia University, in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Samantha is a returning five-year starter and captain for the Wildcats Softball team. Last season, she earned her third consecutive “All-County Honorable Mention” recognition by the Nassau County Softball Coaches Association. This year as a senior, Samantha, has earned “All-County” recognition. As one of our most versatile players, Samantha has played third base, pitcher, catcher and shortstop for the Wildcats.  Samantha has proven to be a major contributor in all her seasons, leading the team in most offense categories during her junior and senior year.  Her knowledge of softball also extends to younger, less experienced players, as she guides and teaches them at practices and games.

Samantha’s outstanding transcript speaks for itself. Her outstanding efforts in the classroom, as a member of the National Honor Society, and on the athletic fields, demonstrate an exceptional student-athlete.  With all that Samantha does in the classroom and on the softball field she still finds the time to participate in community service and volunteer her talents to help others, as seen within the East Williston Little League softball teams.

In April, Samantha signed her Letter of Intent to attend Philadelphia University to compete in softball. She was also featured in a Newsday article.  Her combined athletic and academic scholarship will allow Samantha Hurtado to continue her pursuit of excellence. We are all very proud of her. Congratulations to Samantha and her family.

Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up!

 

 

Wheatley Doors are Open For Alumni Day 2016!

Each year, Wheatley welcomes recent graduates back so that they might share their wisdom and experiences to our older students. This Alumni Day event has been a highlight of the year for faculty and students alike.

This year, scores of students returned to Wheatley for Alumni Day. Although many of them spent time interacting informally with students and teachers, several alumni participated in an informative panel discussion led by two members of the Class of 2017: Lianna Golden and Lindsay Mosca. During this panel discussion, our recent alumni were able to share what they learned during their first few months at college, what they learned through the college application process and what students should expect when they head off to college.

We are thankful for the participation of our students and the organization of Lauren Silverstein, who took care of all the details necessary to make alumni day a success for all!

 

Class of 2016 Celebrates College Decision Day!

Across the country, May 1st is recognized as College Decision Day. This is the day by which seniors must typically commit to their college of choice. Given that May 1st was a Sunday, Wheatley students used today to fill the hallways with their new school colors, celebrating an important landmark in years of hard work. Throughout the day, @WheatleySchool tweeted pictures of the seniors, tagging the selected colleges as part of the Tweet.

Here are some of the images from the day!

Adena Bernot Commits to Bates!

The Wheatley Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Adena Bernot. Adena has signed a letter of commitment to continue her impressive academic and soccer career at Bates College, in the NESCAC Conference.

Adena Bernot is a returning “Senior Captain” for the Wildcats, and a returning “All-Class 2014” and “All-Conference 2013” member of our varsity soccer team. Adena helps to organize practices and takes care of pre-game responsibilities. As our most complete player, she performs at the highest level on the field and continually adds spirit and charisma, keeping the team motivated and enthused. She has been a major contributor on our 2013, 2014, and 2015 “back to back to back” Nassau County Championship Girls Soccer Teams. This year, Adena was named “All-County 2015” and “League Most Outstanding Player.”\ Adena was selected “All State Player 2015” and was voted the recipient of the prestigious “Sue Link Scholarship” for on field and academic excellence. This year, she helped lead our team to a 9-1 League AB 3 Championship.

Adena’s outstanding transcript speaks for itself. She is an award-winning musician, playing viola, having scored in the “A” range in NYSSMA and having received Gold and Silver medals as a member of our Honors String Ensemble. Last year, she received the American Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in High School Chemistry, and she also received the distinction “AP Scholar with Honors.” She has extensive community service and volunteer experience as a member of our National Honor Society. Adena finds a way to make a difference.

In March, Adena signed her Letter of Intent to attend Bates College to compete in soccer.  Her academic scholarship and athletic prowess will allow Adena to continue her pursuit of excellence. We are all very proud of her. Congratulations to Adena and her family.

[Thank you to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up.]

 

Guidance Presents Senior College Night!

On Wednesday evening, the Guidance department presented their Senior College Night program to a lively (and slightly overwhelmed) audience of parents and students. While the college application process can feel very stressful this time of year, Mr. Wasserman, our Director of Guidance, reassured parents and students alike that they have some great counselor support available. As part of the presentation, each step of the college application process was outlined and explained. In addition, Mr. Wasserman explained important application terminology, shared upcoming college visit/open house information and detailed the steps students must take in order to request that their records get sent to each college to which they apply.

Here is a link to the Guidance website where all of the information shared last night can be found: 

http://www.ewsdonline.org/TWS/Department/264-Guidance/Portal/586-College-Application-Information

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(Thanks to Mr. Wasserman for the description and Ms. Silverstein for the photos!)