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Northport Hosts 52nd Annual Senior Awards Ceremony

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The 52nd Annual Senior Awards Ceremony at Northport High School recognized over 80 seniors who have been awarded scholarships from community members and local organizations. This special event honors those who have been active in their school, their community and have shown tremendous spirit and resiliency.

Awards were presented by various members of administration and scholarship providers. Scholarships ranged from $100 to $5,000 for students continuing their education or entering the armed forces or work force. Each scholarship has unique criteria which students must meet to be eligible and often include a personal essay or letter. Prior to awarding the scholarships, presenter’s gave speeches highlighting the terrific students who had applied and how difficult it was to select winners.

Principal Rob Dennis addressed the audience sharing his belief in the students and their abilities as they move onto the next chapter of their lives. “Over the course of the last four years at Northport High School, these students have grown into very fine young adults, and they are prepared more than ever to take on the challenges that await them after Northport High School.”

At the conclusion of the event, the district recognized dozens of teachers and staff who were selected as “Staff Members Who Made a Difference.”

Congratulations to these remarkable students on their success!


Senior Award Scholarship Winners:

United States Military Academy at West Point Appointment 

Caroline Carvajal

United States Air Force       

Salvatore Morriello

United States Navy

Simon Ellert

Kenneth Losey Education Award 

Katelyn Conroy

The Andrew McMorris Foundation Scholarships            

Marie Kovacs & Lily Carr

Northport American Legion "Americanism"  Award      

Sadie Callaghan, Joseph Cipollino, Lillian Clements, Ryan DiMario, Lia Edlin Miller, Grace Higgins, Amaya Nieves, Ryan Pisano, Emily Wickard, Molly Zambri

Rose Ann Madiou Memorial Scholarship              

Lacey Zaharis

Bards Poetry Scholarships

Clare DeSario & Nathan Zarko

Gifted & Talented Parents Association Scholarship      

Molly Gonzalez

Fifth Ave School PTA W.I.N.G.S. Scholarships   

Madeline Gallagher & Andrew Marion

Joan Baltman Memorial Scholarship        

Emily Clark

Nathan Bruckenthal Memorial Scholarship        

Henry Barbagallo

Northport Chorale Scholarship    

Amaya Nieves

Mrs. Irene Taylor Memorial Scholarships             

Lily Carr & Lia Edlin Miller

Bellerose Avenue Alumni-Jeffrey Conner Memorial Scholarship

Lacey Zaharis


Scholarships of the Retired-United Teachers of Northport

The Retired Teachers of Northport-East Northport Memorial Scholarship Honoring Elementary Educators  

Ameli Veintidos

The Retired Teachers of Northport-East Northport Memorial Scholarship Honoring Secondary Educators    

Idil Nuraydin

The Retired Teachers of Northport-East Northport Scholarship Honoring All Retired Educators    

Joseph Welsh

United Teachers of Northport Scholarship          

Joseph Cipollino, Molly Gonzalez, Emily Maloney, Norah Wertheimer, Maya Azzam

Future Special Educator Award    

Emily Clark

SEPTA Achievement Award              

Mckenzie Maniscalco

East Northport Middle School PTSA Tiger Pride Scholarships              

Erin Park & Isabell Colacicco

Pulaski Road PTA P.R.I.D.E. Scholarships             

Mason Hecht & Lucas Brazier

Dr. William J. Brosnan Scholarship            

Lily Carr

Northport High School PTSA Scholarships          

Lily Carr & Charlotte Petronella & Molly Zambri

Dickinson Avenue Alumni Scholarships

Ashley Lo & Nathan Zarko

Friends of Kathleen McCormick   

Vincent O'Brien-Curcie

Robert Rothar Memorial Scholarship       

Caroline Carvajal

Robert Stokes Memorial Scholarship      

Brendan Gorman

Richard W. Streb Memorial Scholarship

Tessa Cote

SCOPE Scholarship               

Norah Wertheimer

Northport Middle School PTSA Scholarship       

Ethan Dunkel & Hunter Rumpel

Norwood Avenue School PTA                                                                                       

Denise Nicolosi Memorial Scholarships

Chasen Mulholland & Natalie Perusse

Robert Lichtenstein Memorial Scholarship        

Quinn Reynolds

Veronica Franco Memorial Scholarship 

Amanda Kutzma

Northport-East Northport Clerical Union and Office Staff Association Scholarships

Lillian Clements & Samantha Ferrara

Caleb Paquet Memorial Scholarships     

Maxwell Bundt & William Kern & Hunter Rumpel

The Helene & Michael R. Dunat Memorial Scholarship             

Jonas Raio

Northport/East Npt. Teacher Aide Scholarship

John Paolillo & Emily Maloney

Ocean Avenue School PTA Scholarships

Maya Burget & Coletta Caruso

Northport-East Northport PTA Council Scholarship     

Tessa Cote & Andrew Marion

Leslie Spanko Memorial Scholarship       

Molly Zambri

Fort Salonga Association Scholarship Award    

Marie Kovacs

Stephen A. Rigos Memorial Scholarship               

Amaya Nieves

Kathleen "Cookie" Amato Nursing Scholarship              

Julia Della Vecchia

Kathleen "Cookie" Amato Memorial Scholarship           

Erin Park

The Chrissy Wendling Ramos Scholarship          

Lindsay Connolly

Ramon Guerrero Memorial Marching Band Scholarship           

Carlee Ferrara

Happy School Bus Scholarships  

Athan Zarkadas & Makenna O'Brien

East Northport Rotary Club-Fred Marin Scholarship   

Lillian Clements & Amaya Nieves

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk - Helen Strobl Memorial Scholarship

Madeline Gallagher

Northport Chamber of Commerce Joseph A. Pidal Jr. Scholarship   

Duke Sarnataro

Lieutenant Commander Christopher C. Tragna Memorial Scholarship         

Caroline Carvajal

You Gotta Have "FRIENNDS" Scholarship            

Amanda Bertolino & Amaya Nieves & Lia Edlin Miller & Nathan Zarko

Marine Corporal Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Scholarship        

Quinn Napolitano & Lauren Baudier

Cynthia M. Spina Memorial Scholarship               

Chloe Mayer

Joseph P. Fazio Memorial Scholarship    

Kaitlin Carlson

ELC Carole Gandy Memorial Scholarship            

Lia Edlin Miller

Asharoken Garden Club Scholarship       

Jonas Raio

Lillian S. Brueggemann Educational Scholarship           

Peyton Gallagher


Northport Rotary Scholarships:

Rotary "Service Above Self" Scholarship             

Lia Edlin Miller

Rotary Interact/RYLA Scholarship             

Athan Zarkadas

Rotary Dick Manning Trade Scholarship

Carter John Mooers

Rotary ELA Scholarship      

Timur Yigit


Northport-East Northport Kiwanis Club Scholarships:              

Donald F. Hewson  Scholarship    

Eva Pokowicz

John Ryder Scholarship      

Sienna Lombardo

James Loomer Scholarship             

Lillian Clements

William H. Kelly Good Citizenship Award             

Marie Kovacs

Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation Scholarship

Andrew Marion

Ft. Salonga Market (IGA) Richard G. Costello Memorial Scholarship              

Amaya Nieves

East Northport Fire Department/Barbara Strievski Memorial               

Alexa Kassan

Northport Historical Society and Museum Senior Award         

Sarah Torres

The Ericson Family Fund Scholarship      

Luke Tuthill

Henrietta F. Ackerly Memorial Scholarships      

Sadie Callaghan, Ryan DeMeo, Carlee Ferrara, Sophia Gilman, Robert Jaleshgari, Mackenzie Kirincic, Stephanie Milonas, James O'Malley, Maisy Roos, Jamie Inzerillo, Grace Wickard, Nathan Zarko

Great Cow Harbor 10K Run Scholarships             

Emily Wickard & Brandon Cruz

Mike Russano Scholarship

Lillian Clements

The Nursing Scholarship    

Mireydy Canales, Julia Della Vecchia, Madeline Gallagher, Marie Kovacs, Amanda Kutzma

Louis J. Acompora Scholarships  

Winner:  Natalie Perusse                                                                   

Finalists:  Jack Maisch, Tessa Cote, Lillian Clements, Quinn Reynolds

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Date Added: 6/11/2024