At the June 9th Town Board meeting, myself and my colleagues on the Huntington Town Board honored 20 local high school seniors who excel in both academics and athletics at the annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony. Each of the winners – one male and one female from each of the 10 high schools in the Town -- had been selected by their school, which provided biographies that were read at the ceremony. We also honored Town employee Jody Kavanagh with the Richard Ford Service Award for her outstanding work with Camp Bright Star.
The winners and their schools are: Cold Spring Harbor High School: Colin O’Neill and Gabrielle McLymont; Commack High School: Kyle LaMantia and Alyssa Persich; Elwood John Glenn High School: Ryan Fisenne and Diana Bartolotta; Half Hollow Hills East High School: Spencer Stein and Ester Chikvashville; Half Hollow Hills West High School: Joshua Wende and Jennifer Casadonte; Harborfields High School: Eli Slamowitz and Kiran Magee; Huntington High School: Justin Loturco and Caitlin Knowles; Northport High School: James Magnuson and Amy Breitfeller; St. Anthony’s High School: Jake Giuffrida and Kaitlyn Quinn and Walt Whitman High School: Jacob Kahrs and Paige Gladstone. A big thank you to Reinwald’s Bakery and Bon Bons Chocolatier for providing refreshments following the ceremony.