Some of the most talented U16 and U18 women's lacrosse players recently attended the National Team Development Program (NTDP) in Maryland and Smithtown East's Ava Arceri was one of them!
Ava, a senior midfielder, has committed to playing lax at Standford University next Fall.
The National Team Development Program is a three-phased process for high school-aged boys’ and girls’ players that leads to USA Select teams.
The ultimate goal of the NTDP is to provide high-level training for the nation’s top young players that will ultimately expand the talent pool for the U.S. national teams that participate in international World Lacrosse competitions.
Congratulations to Ava!
Date Added: 8/11/2022
Football players from Smithtown High School East, Nesaquake and Great Hollow Middle School are participating in a week long Smithtown Booster Club football camp at High School East.
Led by High School East head coach Stephen Costello, the players are put through various position drills while learning teamwork and hard work!
We'll see you in the Fall!
Date Added: 8/8/2022
Congratulations are in order for our teams at High School East and High School West!
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) has announced both HSE & HSW have been named 2021-22 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction winners.
“The School of Excellence and School of Distinction Awards highlight the best student-athletes in New York State”, said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director.
There are 62 teams at High School East and West. The schools were eligible for School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons.
The School of Distinction winners will be presented a certificate and a commemorative award at their local athletic director workshop this Fall.
Date Added: 8/4/2022
Congratulations to seniors Anthony Spiezio (HSE), George Donohue (HSE) and Michael Teplansky (HSW) on completing this Summer's NYS American Legions Boys State Program.
The students learned about government process as well as military protocol such as room inspections, no phones (!!) and marching in formation.
For the government side, elections were held for various positions. High School East senior Anthony Spiezio was elected to be state assemblyman and High School West senior Michael Teplansky was elected to be NYS Governor
According to Spiezio, the program was so much fun and nobody wanted to leave because “I’ve never become closer with a group of people so fast."
All three of the attendees from Smithtown will continue their journey to apply to West Point as well as other Military Academy’s this year.
If you're interested in joining next Summer's program contact your local American Legion post.
Date Added: 8/2/2022
The Smithtown community is sad to learn of the passing of Holocaust survivor Mr. Werner Reich.
Werner had visited Smithtown schools on an annual basis for many years. At Accompsett Middle School he spoke to 8th grade students about tolerance, understanding, and being a JUST person through your actions (J.U.S.T. Judge the Situation, Understand the Problem, Solve Take Action).
Werner spoke to the students about what he has learned in his life experiences as a Holocaust survivor. In the past, Mr. Reich has presented at both Smithtown High School East and West for their Holocaust Remembrance Days.
Mr. Reich was 94 years old.
Date Added: 7/11/2022