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Westhampton Beach runners head to states

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Westhampton Beach High School runners Lily Strebel and Trevor Hayes will head to the Section XI state meet on March 2 following stellar performances at the state qualifying meet. Strebel placed second in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:43.62 and Hayes earned second place in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4:27.94. Earlier in the season, the two earned accolades from Newsday and were named top track and field runners. The district extends its congratulations to the student-athletes.

Date Added: 2/22/2024

Westhampton Beach students attend writers workshop

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Westhampton Beach High School students Rebecca Gutierrez-Haefeli and Ava Kuklis recently attended the inaugural Steinbeck House Writing Workshop in Sag Harbor and heard from Bret Anthony Johnston, bestselling novelist and director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. The students were nominated by their English teachers to attend the workshop for demonstrating an interest in creative writing. They are both avid writers and members of their school’s Seascapes literary arts magazine.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Student-artists’ work on display

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Twelve Westhampton Beach Middle School students were selected to showcase their artwork in the Parrish Art Museum's annual Student Exhibition. The exhibition has been a tradition for over 70 years at the Parrish in Water Mill and features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from eastern Long Island schools. Their artwork can be viewed from March 2 through April 7.

I love helping my students find a voice through their art,” said art teacher Erin Roy. “Each of these students practiced their craft to a high level, but more importantly, they used art as a medium for showcasing their unique point of view.

The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates the following student-artists: Jaynelle Breanne Fernandez, Tamara Chaverri Freund, Serafina DiBiaso, Kalliopi Gaetano, Ruby Higinbotham, Vanessa Mart, Christian Naclerio, Emely Ortiz, Alexander Pincott, Catherine Robesh, Emely Salazar and Steven Torres.

Date Added: 2/16/2024

P.S. I Love You

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Students at Westhampton Beach High School spread kindness among their peers when they participated in P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 9.

Spearheaded by the school’s Youth to Youth Club, students were encouraged to wear the initiative’s symbolic purple and engage in random acts of kindness. Members of Youth to Youth also made bracelets with Best Buddies club members and the student body took part in a Unified Volleyball tournament.

P.S. I Love You Day aims to raise awareness about bullying and suicide while promoting kindness.

Date Added: 2/13/2024

Senior Swimmer Earns Gold

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The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to high school senior Max Buchen. Buchen took the gold in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2024 Boys Section XI Championship with a time of 54.26. The time earned him All-American honors and the pool record at Stony Brook University. Buchen also won gold in the 200-yard individual medley and was honored by the Long Island Swimming Officials Association as the 2024 Most Outstanding Competitor. Way to go, Max!!

Date Added: 2/12/2024