Leading in Volleyball

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The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to junior Daniel Haber who has been named as one of the top 25 boys volleyball players on Long Island by Newsday. Haber earned the honor for recording 125 kills, 20 aces and 20 blocks in 2019. He also played a large role in leading his team to earn its first county title and Long Island Championship.

Best in Soccer

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The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to junior Andre Insalaco who has been named as one of the top 100 boys soccer players on Long Island by Newsday. Insalaco earned the honor for scoring eight goals in the Hurricanes’ first four games during last year’s season.

Top Runners

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Three Westhampton Beach High School cross-country runners have been named in Newsday’s Top 25 Cross-Country runners for 2021.

Earning a spot in the top 25 boy category was Gavin Ehlers, a junior who ran 14:55.2 at the 2019 public school state championships where he placed 20th. Also, making the boys list was Max Haynia, a sophomore who placed 10th in the Class B race at the 2019 Suffolk State Qualifier. He ran 17:44.27.

On Newsday’s top 25 girls list is Jackie Amato a senior who was the fastest runner from the Class B race at the Suffolk State qualifier. She ran 20:04.64.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to the three athletes.

Top Football Players

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Two senior Hurricanes have been named as Newsday’s Top 100 Football Players for 2021. Aidan Cassara earned the honor for completing 25 catches and five touchdowns as a receiver last year and Jackson Hulse was recognized for making 50 tackles and five sacks as an outside linebacker in 2019. The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to the three-year starters.

Westhampton Beach Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

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Date Added: 3/9/2021

Westhampton Beach High School has announced Jacqueline Glaser and Jade Hawkesworth as its Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. The two seniors earned the top spots in their class through their outstanding commitment to academics.

Glaser has achieved a number of academic accomplishments during her tenure at Westhampton Beach High School. She was named a National AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction by the College Board for her outstanding Advanced Placement exam scores. She also serves as vice president of the school’s National Honor Society, a school representative for the League of Women Voters, a student liaison for the Key Club, captain of the varsity Quiz Bowl team, and facilitator for the mock trial and debate teams. In addition, she is a peer tutor for AP Seminar, Algebra I and geometry and a member of her school’s varsity volleyball team.

Outside of school, Glaser is a Girl Scout and holds basic first aid certification. She also enjoys learning languages, including Spanish, German and French. She plans to study international business in college in the fall.

Hawkesworth has an equally impressive academic record. She is a National AP Scholar and a member of her school’s National Honor Society. In addition, she is the founder of Sunrise WHB, a climate outreach organization, as well as a member of the school’s Equity, Equality and Social Justice committee and a racial equality ambassador for Young Long Island for Justice.

Outside of school, Hawkesworth is a junior volunteer with the Westhampton Beach Junior Ambulance and holds CPR certification. She also volunteers at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She intends to study brain and cognitive sciences in college this fall.