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Westhampton Beach Athletes Recognized

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has named Westhampton Beach High School a Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence for the 2020-21 school year.

To earn this recognition, 75% of the school’s 20 varsity teams were required to hold a GPA above 90%. Westhampton Beach High School is among 124 schools to receive this notable designation.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to its varsity teams.

Summer Learning

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Westhampton Beach students are spending their summer mornings learning and playing as part of the district’s Summer Academy, which runs through the month of July.

The four-week program is held at Westhampton Beach Elementary School for students in grades K-5. It aims to prepare them for the coming school year through a variety of engaging learning activities. For example, kindergartners have practiced writing letters of the alphabet, first graders composed stories and drew accompanying pictures, and many have solved math problems outdoors using sidewalk chalk.

Westhampton Beach Thespians Nominated for Teeny Awards

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Eight Westhampton Beach High School students have been named nominees in the 19th annual Teeny Awards for the part they played in their school’s productions. The awards ceremony will be held at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 11, at 6 p.m. It will also be livestreamed.

The Teeny Awards program recognizes student talent across 18 East End school districts.

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

“All Because of Agatha”
Alexander Baryk, Lead Male in a Play
Joshua Kapli, Lead Male in a Play
Theo Grellet-Aumont, Supporting Male Lead in a Play
Jake Sidor, Supporting Male Lead in a Play
Alicia Rignola, Supporting Female in a Play
Valerie Finke, Outstanding Poster Design
Jackie Massey and Rachel Terry, Best Sound Design Assistants & Crew

“A Ten-Minute Music Festival”
Valerie Finke, Outstanding Poster Design

Westhampton Beach HS graduates Class of 2021

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The Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2021 celebrated an academic milestone as they received their diplomas on June 25 at the school’s 113th commencement exercises.

During the evening ceremony, Superintendent of Schools Michael Radday and High School Principal Christopher Herr congratulated the students on their academic, athletic and extracurricular accomplishments and their community service contributions.

Also speaking during the ceremony was valedictorian Jacqueline Glaser and salutatorian Jade Hawkesworth, who both spoke about perseverance and the future.

Rounding out the celebration, senior class historian Ellen Floegel spoke of class memories, while senior Jane Paulson shared her own poem. The symphonic choir closed with a performance of “Stand Together” by Jim Papoulis.

After accepting their diplomas and tossing their caps, the graduates joined a final procession off the football field toward their next chapter of success.

High School Spring Concert