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West Pride Celebrated at Graduation

West Pride Celebrated at Graduation photo

It was a day of celebration at High School West as the Class of 2019, including friends and family, celebrated the 104th annual commencement exercise on June 26.

Following the opening processional in which students marched onto the football field to “Pomp and Circumstance,” co-class presidents Rebecca Farrell and Alexandra Nieto led the salute to the flag, followed by the jazz choir performing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane congratulated the graduates, not only for moving on to their next ventures in life, but for all they have contributed and for becoming role models for future generations to follow. 

“We are so very proud of what you have accomplished to arrive here on this graduation day,” he said. “Promise me you will always remember – you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Always believe in yourselves and I wish you all the best that life has to offer.”

Honor speaker Jonathan Pofcher followed by addressing his classmates, saying it’s impossible to sum up everyone’s high school experience in just a couple of minutes.

“We’re experiencing what’s called a period of liminality, a time between two stages in our lives,” Jonathan said. “It’s uncomfortable and creepy, like being somewhere you’re not supposed to be. We’re not quite high school students and not quite college students, and that’s weird. We have the time to just think – to look back on the last 13 years.”

Following Jonathan were co-class presidents Rebecca and Alexandra, each of whom shared their thoughts on the past four years and what’s to come in the future. 

“We have felt the pressure as everyone watched…waiting and hoping that we would all succeed,” Rebecca said. “There may have been some obstacles along the way, but being here today, we have all made it to the end line. We won this game.”

High School West Principal John Coady then presented the senior class, and diplomas were awarded, with assistance from the board of education and school counselors. After the concert choir seniors and the jazz choir performed “The Sweetest Days,” seniors tossed their caps in the air and it was time to rejoice.



Celebrating Smithtown Student-Athletes

Celebrating Smithtown Student-Athletes
Celebrating Smithtown Student-Athletes
High School East and High School West celebrated its students-athletes who will be continuing their respective sports at the college level in September. 

The district congratulates the following student-athletes from High School East: Alex Blatt (Colorado Mesa University, lacrosse); Dylan Brid (Stevenson University, baseball); Kevin Cawley (University of Connecticut, track); Isabella Costa (SUNY Binghamton, lacrosse); Emily DeAugustino (Queens University of Charlotte, track); Sophia DeNicola (University of Michigan, lacrosse); Catherine Farrell (Manhattan College, track); Tammy Fennell (DeSales University, track and field); Matt Finn (SUNY Geneseo, lacrosse); Doug Goodwin (SUNY Binghamton, baseball); Chris Goria (University of Scranton, lacrosse); Nicholas Madonia (King’s College, football); Christian Marcello (SUNY Geneseo, boys lacrosse); Bryce Martino (Hofstra University, baseball); Michael Mongiello (Fairleigh Dickinson University, lacrosse); James Peters (Saint Joseph’s University, lacrosse); Kyle Phaneuf (Farmingdale State College, lacrosse); Isabella Romano (SUNY Albany, soccer); Gabrielle Schneider (Lehigh University, lacrosse); Marcin Termena (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, basketball); Cole Weiner (SUNY Plattsburgh, soccer); Gabriella Whitehouse (SUNY Stony Brook, lacrosse); Lauren Wozny (SUNY Geneseo, soccer); and Grace Young (SUNY Binghamton, track). 

The district congratulates the following student-athletes from High School West: Christian Amoruso (Lincoln Memorial University, baseball); Jharius Bernard (St. Joseph’s College, basketball); Matt Caddigan (University of Massachusetts, lacrosse); Connor Calderone (University of Maryland, lacrosse); Carl Carrano (SUNY Cortland, soccer); Erin Cascone (University of Hartford, lacrosse); Matt Cottage (Wingate University, boys, lacrosse); Jill Dantona (SUNY New Paltz, soccer); Paige Diecidue (Monmouth University, golf); Nick DeFelice (SUNY Binghamton, track); Alexa Dominger (Roger Williams University, swimming); Kevin Ehli (University of Utah, boys lacrosse); Grace Erny (Mercy College, girls lacrosse); Spencer Frank (University of Hartford, lacrosse); Jess Funke (SUNY New Paltz, soccer); Ryan Grande (LIU Post, soccer); Jacob Harrision (Volcom University, soccer); John Hoffman (Providence College, lacrosse); Mike Hunsucker (SUNY Cortland, soccer); Vinny Iannuzzi (Adelphi University, baseball); Regan Kielmeyer (Loyola University, lacrosse); Alicia Killeen (Mount Saint Mary College, softball); Taylor Mennella (Hofstra University, lacrosse); Emily Owenburg (SUNY Geneseo, soccer); John Pawlowski (Methodist University, golf); Jillian Pirozzi (University of Central Florida, twirling); Erick Reuter (SUNY Albany, soccer); Natalie Sancillo (SUNY Oneonta, soccer); Jimmy Schmidt (McDaniel College, lacrosse); Tyler Sheridan (Methodist University, soccer); Andrew Smith (Western Connecticut State College, lacrosse) Janine Suris (University of Florida, lacrosse); Griffin Sweeney (SUNY Brockport, soccer); Rob Tracy (SUNY Maritime, lacrosse); Jillian Unkenholz (SUNY Stony Brook, soccer); Cole Vencak (Dominican College, lacrosse); Rachel Watson (High Point University, cheerleading); Matt Weitemeyer (SUNY Oneonta, wrestling); Danielle Zarcone (Assumption College, volleyball). 

Honor Speakers Celebrated

Honor Speakers Celebrated photo
High School East’s honor speaker Thomas Fanning and High School West honor speaker Jonathan Pofcher were honored for their achievements, dedication and commitment at the 25th annual Suffolk County School Superintendents Association Valedictorian Luncheon. The students were  recognized along with valedictorians from throughout Suffolk County. Pofcher (sitting, second from left) and Fanning (sitting, center) are pictured with their families, guidance counselors and schools district administrators including Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane (left), High School West Principal John Coady (second from left), director of guidance Kevin Colon (center) and High School East Principal Dr. Kevin Simmons (second from right). 

West Golfer Wins County Championship

West Golfer Wins County Championship photo
High School West student Paige Diecidue took first place in the Suffolk County girls individual golf championship at Middle Island Country Club. Paige was only a seventh grader when she first qualified for the Suffolk County girls golf championships in 2014. For the past five seasons, she has had her eyes set on capturing a county title. Paige took first place by shooting two over par 73 in the second round to finish with a 36 hole total of six over par 148, capturing the title for her sixth straight appearance. She is pictured with High School West Principal John Coady. 

Science Symposium Highlights HSW Students

Science Symposium Highlights HSW Students
The work of science research and Science Olympiad students from High School West was on display in the school’s library during the Science Symposium and awards ceremony. Science research students displayed their research boards and showed short videos of their novel scientific discoveries. The event culminated in the presentation of awards to the top students in each discipline. Pictured with their awards (from left): David Cabello – chemistry award, Alexander Rodriguez – science award of distinction, Julia Dovi –Beth Plat environmental science award, Chase Carey – marine science award, Catherine Eng – biology award, Nicholas Muellers – physics award and James Rogers Jr. – research award. 

HSW Students Inducted to National Technical Honor Society

HSW Students Inducted to National Technical Honor Society
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High School West senior Matthew DiBlasio and juniors Maria Mian, Zack Ober, Timothy Sadenwater and Christopher Scudero were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Wilson Tech. Matthew is in the automotive technology 2 program, while Maria participates in the nurse assisting program. Zack is part of the aircraft/drone technology 1 program, Timothy is enrolled in construction electricity 1 program and Christopher is in the automotive technology 1 program. Pictured from left: Timothy Sadenwater, Christopher Scudero, Maria Mian, Zachary Ober and High School West Principal John Coady. Matthew DiBlasio is also pictured separately with High School West Principal John Coady.

Smithtown Seniors Scholars Recognized

 Smithtown Seniors Scholars Recognized

For maintaining a 4.0 GPA for four consecutive years of high school, High School East and High School West recognized 186 seniors as Gold Cord recipients during their respective annual Gold Cord Awards ceremonies on May 23. At the High School East ceremony, 95 students were honored, while High School West recognized 91 of its students. Each student was called to the stage for recognition, a look back at their most memorable high school moments and to highlight future college and career goals. High School East Principal Dr. Kevin Simmons and High School West Principal John Coady presented each student with their gold cord and certificate while guidance counselors announced the recipients’ names.



West VE Class Celebrates Success

West VE Class Celebrates Success
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The 2018-2019 High School West's Virtual Enterprise class – TruBlu Technologies – has celebrated their business successes throughout the school year. TruBlu Technologies is a Bluetooth technology VE company that sells a variety of Bluetooth products. TruBlu Technologies received the gold and silver awards for e-commerce website and sales and marketing materials at the Long Island VE Trade Show at LIU Post as well as receiving the gold award for best booth and top 25 for e-commerce website at the 2019 VE International Trade Show in Brooklyn.

HSW Baseball Star Drafted

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Congratulations to HSW’s Nick Grande! Nick was a five year starter, two-time All-County selection, League III MVP, All-State selection, and Suffolk County Silver Slugger Award winner. Nick was drafted on June 5 in the 17th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Students Recognized for their Civil Efforts

Students Recognized for their Civil Efforts photo
Students Recognized for their Civil Efforts photo 2
High School East and West students were recently selected to receive the Students Building Bridges Award. They were honored for their efforts in building bridges across communities and creating a more civil society at Suffolk County’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program hosted at Gurwin Jewish. Each student was recognized with a citation from an elected official and a certificate from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island.

The district congratulates the following students: Alexis Albert (High School East), Shayna Moses (High School West), Katheryn Schneider (High School West), Angela Walz (High School East) and Alexander Weiner (High School West). 

West Researchers Medal in Science Competition

West Researchers Medal in Science Competition photo
West Researchers Medal in Science Competition photo 2
West Researchers Medal in Science Competition photo 3
High School West science research students participated in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair, where more than 300 students presented their research to academic judges. The Smithtown Central School District congratulates the following award-winning students who placed in the animal science category: Elizabeth Yaboni and Lara Cain, first place; Matthew Schuchman, second place; and James Rogers, third place.

Smithtown Celebrates Tenured Teachers

Smithtown Celebrates Tenured Teachers photo
The Smithtown Central School District’s Board of Education honored its dedicated teachers and administrators who are receiving tenure at a reception prior to the board meeting. 

During the meeting, Smithtown Central School District’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane announced the names of each tenured individual to be recognized on behalf of the board of education. 

The district congratulates the following tenured teachers/administrators: 

Kristen Andriaccio, director of professional learning and student intervention services
Jessica Brunet, special education teacher, High School West
Caitlyn Campbell, special education teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Stephen Costello Jr., business teacher, High School East
Anne D’Addario, family and consumer science teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Katie DiGregorio, English as a second language, High School West
Amanda LaComb, science teacher, High School East
Kathleen Lamitola, special education teacher, St. James Elementary School 
Jaclyn Lazio, special education teacher, Great Hollow Middle School 
Melissa May, math teacher, Accompsett Middle School/ High School West
Stephanie Mueller, guidance/school counselor, Nesaquake Middle School 
Danielle Nacarlo, psychologist, High School West
Brian Pelosi, special education teacher, Accompsett Elementary School 
Taramatie Putnam, music teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Nancy Torzullo, teacher assistant, St. James Elementary School 
Cristina Westhoff, English teacher, Accompsett Middle School/ High School East

High School West Artist Wins Local Contest

High School West Artist Wins Local Contest photo
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty hosted an art competition for Smithtown High School students at their Smithtown branch. High School West student-artist Rebecca Lee was presented with a $500 check as the contest winner at a reception. The artwork was on display at Daniel Gale in March and April.