Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington

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Walt Whitman High School
Established1957
TypePublic high school
PrincipalKathleen Acker
Grades9–12
Location301 West Hills Road,
Huntington Station, New York, USA
DistrictSouth Huntington Union Free School District
CampusSuburban
Colors         Maroon and White
MascotWildcats
Newspaper'Paw Print'
Website[1]
 
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Walt Whitman High School
Established1957
TypePublic high school
PrincipalKathleen Acker
Grades9–12
Location301 West Hills Road,
Huntington Station, New York, USA
DistrictSouth Huntington Union Free School District
CampusSuburban
Colors         Maroon and White
MascotWildcats
Newspaper'Paw Print'
Website[1]

Walt Whitman High School is a four-year public secondary school located at 301 West Hills Road, in Huntington Station, New York. It is South Huntington Union Free School District's only high school, serving students in Huntington Station, South Huntington, Melville, and West Hills. Ranging from year to year, the school typically has around 2,000 students in grades 9–12.

History[edit]

The high school is named after the famous poet Walt Whitman, whose birthplace is within walking distance. It has been graduating students since 1957. Central High School was no longer large enough and so the current school building was constructed in 1955. A north wing was added a few years later. The school has continually improved upon the facilities by adding a cardio room, turf field, updating the gymnasiums, and renovating the library.

Academics[edit]

The school offers studies in English, mathematics, science, social studies, health, art, music, drama, dance, physical education, business, foreign language, and industrial arts. Students are also given the option to take Advanced Placement Courses, with curriculum mandated by the College Board. The Class of 2009 contains 475 students, two of whom were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists, with an additional four receiving Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Foundation.

The Fine Arts Department includes NYSSMA Gold and Gold with Distinction award winning ensembles in Chorus, Band and Orchestra, a competitive marching band, top 5 in the New York State Field Band Conference, a vibrant theater program and numerous awards in the visual arts and dance. Walt Whitman High School is among the "Best Communities in Music Education" and is a Grammy Signature Finalist. In 2008, a member of the class of 1968 founded the Walt Whitman High School Hall of Fame to inspire current students by honoring the accomplishments of alumni. As of 2013, 28 former Wildcat graduates have been honored and the next class will be enrolled in the fall of 2014. For more information, go to www.shufsd.org

Notable alumni[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Sports[edit]

American football, association football, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, field hockey, kickline, lacrosse, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

In 1964 and 1966, Walt Whitman High School hosted the 2nd and 4th annual NYSPHSAA state wrestling tournaments. The event didn't return to Long Island again until Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum hosted it in 2006.[4]

Clubs[edit]

Athletic Championships[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°49′35″N 73°25′30″W / 40.82639°N 73.42500°W / 40.82639; -73.42500

Cited References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaccaro, Christopher R. (2009). 我的圖書館 我的紀錄 Google Play 圖書 Long Island High School Sports. Arcadia Publishing. p. 122. ISBN 9781439637548. 
  2. ^ Grassley, Will (June 8, 1982). "Huntington Loves Gerry Cooney". Ocala Star-Banner (Google News). Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wood, Matthew (August 6, 2014). "Seven Things to Know About New Padres GM A.J. Preller". NBC San Diego. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.nysphsaawrestling.com/history.html
  5. ^ http://www.xanadulit.com/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Baseball Crown To Whitman High". The New York Times. June 20, 1976. Retrieved January 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Walt Whitman Harriers Win State Championship". The New York Times. November 16, 1975. Retrieved January 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Section XI Results". DyeStat. October 31, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://longislandtennismagazine.com/article3096/unseeded-champion-crowned-suffolk-county-tennis-individual-championships.  Missing or empty |title= (help)