skip to main content

Dellecave Winners

Dellecave Winners Photo
Seniors Francis Volz and Paige Keefer, pictured here with director of athletics Lou Howard, were recently honored at the 17th annual Butch Dellecave Awards ceremony for being named West Babylon Athletes of the Year.

Student Selected for Leadership Forum

Student Selected for Leadership Forum Photo
Senior High School sophomore Charles DeGennaro will be attending the National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering and Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, from June 24 to July 1. DeGennaro was nominated because of his academic excellence and is interests in majoring in engineering in college. 

Eagle Pride Shines for the Class of 2017

Eagle Pride Shines for the Class of 2017 photo

Administrators, board of education members, faculty, family and friends gathered on the Junior High School field to celebrate the commencement exercises of the Class of 2017 on June 23.

Led on to the field by administrators, the soon-to-be graduates marched to “Pomp and Circumstance” courtesy of the band, which then led “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.”

Mary Chasen, president of the Class of 2017, welcomed guests to the ceremony. She spoke to her classmates about living in the present and enjoying the time right here and now. “Look at the person you are right now,” she said. “This ceremony will end and we will all be different. We all have pieces of this community and when we leave here, we will carry them off with us.”

Salutatorian Michael Lee talked about what lies ahead as they enter college or the workforce. “High school is full of challenges and obstacles that seem unconquerable,” he said. “I believe hard work and dedication are the keys to success. When new challenges arise, don’t fear them; face them.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly acknowledged different individual students in the Class of 2017 who left their mark on West Babylon Senior High School. “Throughout this school year, I have seen, heard and witnessed many of these accomplishments,” she said. “ As you begin your next chapter, you will find easy days and you will find challenging ones. Be resilient; don’t forget to take care of yourself. Find gratitude and appreciation in every day.”

Before valedictorian Christina Capobianco took to the podium, the chorus performed their senior medley – featuring “Breakaway,” “Fix You,” “I Hope You Dance,” “Home” and “Unwritten” – before the band ended with “Like an Eagle.”

Capobianco urged her fellow classmates to take risks. “This is the ending of the first chapter of your life,” she said. “Some of us have an idea of where we want to be five, 10, 20 years from now. Even if you have planned every detail, be open to change and keep an open mind or you might miss an unexpected opportunity for greatness. You will never know the journey that awaits you if you never leave the comfort and safety of your home. Keep true to who you are and where you come from. Remember what your values are and never forget your roots. It takes fortitude and self-awareness to succeed. Sometimes it’s going to be hard to go against the crowd and make the right decisions.”

Before conferring the diplomas to each member of the Class of 2017, Principal Dr. Ellice Vassallo told them: “Your four years have gone quickly but you have made the most of them. You leave the high school a better place because you were here.”

After tossing their caps high in the air, friends and family joined the graduates on the field to celebrate.





Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Logo

Introducing the Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian. Here’s an inside look at their high school accomplishments. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Check out the video:

Class Officers for 2017-2018

Click here to view the Class Officers page.

Summer Reading

Summer at the Library Flyer (English)

Summer at the Library Flyer (Spanish)

Summer Reading Parent-Teacher Presentation

Honoring Student-Athletes

Honoring Student-Athletes Photo
Honoring Student-Athletes Photo 2
At a recent ceremony, West Babylon honored its student-athletes. All-Around Outstanding Athletes were Leonardo Innamorato and Shannon McGurie. Eagle’s Trophy winners were Francis Volz and Dana Beggins. They are pictured with Athletic Director Lou Howard, coach Frank Ging, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly, Senior High School Principal Dr. Ellice Vassallo and coach Debbie McGuire. 
 

SHS Ranks First in National Math Comp

SHS Ranks First in National Math Comp Photo
The Senior High School recently ranked first place in the nation in the Math Fax competition with seniors Matthew Reyes and Kunzhe Li tying for first place. Math Fax is a national exam that consists of four exams taken throughout the year. Each exam contains 25 multiple choice questions that students must solve in 30 minutes without a calculator.

At the Suffolk County Senior High School Math League, the Senior High School ranked 15 out of more than 300 schools. In addition, Reyes placed third in the Suffolk County Senior High Math League. During each of the five competitions, students must solve six problems and are ranked according to their success. 
 

On to the States

On to the States Photo
The varsity girls track team participated in the state qualifying meet in Port Jefferson on June 3 and 4. Brittany Korsah is the county champion in the 400m dash and advances to State Championship in Binghamton and Paige Keefer is the county champion in the 800m run and advances to the states as well.

The 4x800m relay team of Dana Beggins, Noela Franco, Tara Hauff and Paige Keefer won the 4x800m relay in a new New York State time of 8:59.01. This is the first sub-9 minute girls 4x800 time from Suffolk County in 12 years. They are also now ranked third in the United States. They advance to Binghamton with a chance to win their first state championship. 

The 4x400m relay team of Nadja Ashley, Dana Beggins, Paige Keefer and Brittany Korsah won the 4x400m relay breaking their own Suffolk County record set last year in a time of 3:45.60. They advance to Binghamton with a chance to win their third consecutive state championship.
  

Celebrating Excellence

Celebrating Excellence Photo
Celebrating Excellence Photo 2
Celebrating Excellence Photo 3
Celebrating Excellence Photo 4
Approximately 200 students from the Senior High School were recognized on May 15 at the school’s annual Principal’s Achievement Awards ceremony.

After welcoming students and their invited guests, Senior High School Principal Dr. Ellice Vassallo presented each of the department chairs to present awards to the student receipients. Awards were presented in the areas of art, business, family & consumer science, technology, English, foreign language, health & physical education, mathematics, music, science, social studies, vocational education and leadership.

Guest speaker Thomas Verni, a 1987 West Babylon graduate and a retired New York City Police Department detective, addressed the audience following the award presentations. The West Babylon Senior High School string ensemble, directed by Barbara Kelly, provided the musical accompaniment throughout the event before guests headed to the cafeteria for a reception.

For a full list of award receipients, please click here.

Career Fair Offers Inside Look at Opportunities

Career Fair Offers Inside Look at Opportunities Photo

The Senior High School held a career fair on May 12 featuring more than 20 career opportunities from law enforcement, manufacturing, nursing, sales, technology and real estate. The fair was organized and coordinated by Senior High School business education teachers Colleen Kilgus and Katharine Reilly-Johnson.

Approximately 500 students attended the career fair where they learned about these careers through small group sessions. Some students also completed job applications for local businesses offering part-time employment opportunities.





Wellness Wins at West Babylon

Logo

The district held its 13th annual Wellness Fair and Fun Run on the West Babylon Junior High School track on May 15. The event encouraged families to join together to get active and learn about different community organizations that are available. Watch the video for more on this event.