Hurricanes Display Spirit at Homecoming

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Hurricane pride was abundant as the Westhampton Beach School District celebrated homecoming during the week of Oct. 4.

The spirit week festivities included thematic days leading up to the annual pep rally and homecoming football game under the lights on Oct. 8, when the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes took on Deer Park High School. The crowd, dressed in green and white, cheered as the home team claimed victory with a final score of 34-27.

Westhampton Beach Students Earn NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence

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For their hard work, determination and dedication to academics, seven Westhampton Beach High School students have earned New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence.

The students qualified for the scholarships based on their exceptional GPAs and Regents test scores. The scholarships can be used toward a New York State institution of higher education.

The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates students Amanda Albert, Cole Cammarata, James Daniels, Gavin Ehlers, Rose Hayes, Ali Jedlicka and Madison Quinn on this accomplishment.

Trade Students Earn Scholarships

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Eleven students from the Westhampton Beach School District, who are enrolled in Eastern Suffolk BOCES career and technical education programs this school year, were recently presented with scholarships from the Southampton Business Alliance.

The scholarships will help defray the out-of-pocket cost of tools and other gear the students are required to supply for their future studies in the building trades, specifically carpentry, HVAC, plumbing and heating, and electrical.

This is the third year that the SBA has provided scholarships with a goal to help build a pipeline of skilled workers on the East End of Long Island.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to the following students:

Tristin Allen, Electrical
Hunter Calise, Carpentry
Jagger Capozzola, Carpentry
Michael Forseth, Electrical
Matthew Galovic, Carpentry
James Hertwig, HVAC
Marcus LeBrun, Electrical
Seth Levine, Carpentry
Thomas Nguyen-Jeanneret, Electrical
Nicholas Pelosi, Electrical
Juan Set Vicente, Carpentry

Westhampton Beach Students Raise More than $30K for School

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Westhampton Beach Elementary School students raised more than $30,000 for their school through their annual Hurricane Fun Run, held Sept. 27.

As part of the PTA-sponsored event, students gathered pledges to run laps on the high school football field. To provide incentive to the students for the fundraising effort, Principal Jeremy Garritano promised to sleep on the school’s roof if students managed to raise $20,000. They far surpassed that goal, and Garritano spent the night of the Sept. 27 on the school’s roof in a tent.

All of the funds raised will go directly toward cultural and academic enrichment programs at the elementary school.

24 Seniors Earn AP Capstone Diploma

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Twenty-four members of Westhampton Beach’s Class of 2022 have earned a prestigious AP Capstone diploma, an accomplishment that took two years of hard work, drive and determination.

To earn the designation, the students participated in their school’s AP Capstone program, in which they were required to earn a score of 3 or higher in two courses, AP Seminar and AP Research. Additionally, they were required to score similarly on four AP exams.

The Westhampton Beach School District began offering the AP Capstone program in 2016. At the time, the district was just one of seven schools to adopt the advanced study program. Through the courses, students perform college-level work, delve deep into a research project and write a research paper, all while earning college credit.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to the following students: Amanda Albert, Gavin Arcuri, Randy Cabrera, Cole Cammarata, Alex Castro Cruz, James Daniels, Gavin Ehlers, Conor Farnan, Valerie Finke, Michael Griffin, Rose Hayes, Andre Insalaco, Ali Jedlicka, Matthew Kern, Luca Kubanovich, Joseph Litjens, Tessa McCombe, Aidan McKeon, Selena Pereyra, Josephine Perl, Madison Quinn, Lauren Schurek, Daniel Stark and Jaxson Worthington.