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Senior Leadership Luncheon 2011

On April 27th, the Suffolk County High School Principals Association hosted its 3rd annual Senior Leadership Luncheon.  The event was held at St. John's University (Oakdale Campus) Bourne Mansion.  Twelve seniors from across Suffolk County were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  The award is based on leadership demonstrated in their school communities.  Many thanks to the students enrolled in the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Culinary programs who provided the wonderful meal and service during the event.  Thank you to the students from Bayshore and Bayport Blue Point High School were performed during the ceremony!  Our association thanks the many corporate sponsors that helped make this event possible:  Allstate, Sunderland Associates, ING, Lessings, Long Island Trophies and Awards, MSG Varsity, St. John's University, Teachers Federal Credit Union and the LandTek Group!

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Senior Leadership Luncheon 2010

The Suffolk County High School Principals Association is proud to announce the winners of our annual scholarship program. Twelve Suffolk County high school seniors were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship based on the leadership demonstrated in their school and community. Each student will be honored at our annual Senior Leadership Luncheon. This year, the Senior Leadership Luncheon will be held at St. John's University (The Bourne Mansion) on Wednesday, April 27th. Congratulations to our Suffolk County student leaders!

Principals Leadership Award Winners
1. Brandon Barsky Eastport-South Manor
2. Mary Kate Griffin Commack
3. Michael Gross Elwood
4. Dianna Hu Half Hollow Hills West
5. Brett Teplitz Half Hollow Hills East
6. Thomas Schultz Sachem East
7. James Leonard Rocky Point
Allstate Safe Driving Activist Award
1. Meri Dwyer Mount Sinai
2. Jennifer Bard Elwood
3. Keith Olsen Islip
4. Alyssa Spirito Smithtown West
5. Leo Piscioneri Lindenhurst


Compassion without Borders

On February 10, the Suffolk County High School Principals hosted its second annual, “Compassion without Borders Student Leadership Conference at Kings Park High School. Over twenty five high schools from across Suffolk County participated. Our keynote speaker was Mr. Marty Lyons, Senior Vice President of Operations at the LandTek Group and founder of the Marty Lyons Foundation. Mr. Lyons shared his philanthropic vision and several heartwarming stories about the children that the foundation has helped since 1982. Other speakers included Dr. David Bennardo, Principal of Harborfields High School, Junior Tiffany Harrington from Bayport-Blue Point High School, and seniors Gabrielle Postiglione (Bayport-Blue Point) and Vincent Cinque (Westhampton Beach High School). Our students have created a facebook page, “Suffolk County High School’s Compassion Without Borders” and hope to organize a Suffolk County High School Leadership Council (and meet later this year). Special thanks to Mr. Lino Bracco, Principal of Kings Park High School for hosting this year’s event. For further information about the Marty Lyons Foundation, click on the link below.


The Suffolk County High School Principals Association recently held it's Fall general meeting at the Edward J. Milliken Tech. Center. Below are some highlights of the meeting...

Corporate Sponsorship Program: At our Spring general meeting last year, our association honored and recognized our some of our returning Corporate Sponsors; Teachers Federal Credit Union (Mr. Robert Allen, CEO) and Herff Jones/Sunderland Associates (Mr. Mark Sunderland). This fall, we continued to recognize our returning Corporate Sponsors. Pictured below is Ms. Krista Conti (Senior Manager Corporate Relations, Allstate) and Mr. Marty Lyons (Sales and Marketing Director, The LandTek Group).

Compassion Without Borders: The SCHSPA and all Suffolk County high school students helped raise $30,000 for Dylan's Footprint, an organization dedicated to assisting Dylan Thompson, a junior at Harborfields High School. Dylan suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Mr. Dave Bennardo, Principal at Harborfields High School spoke on behalf of Dylan's Footprint and reported that plans to convert Dylan's home into a handicapped accessible dwelling is just about "shovel ready." Our association is eagerly anticipating committing the collective human resources of all Suffolk County high schools during this next phase of our partnership with Dylan's Footprint. Mr. Marty Lyons (pictured above) also spoke on behalf of the Marty Lyons Foundation; a charitable organization committed to making 1st and 2nd "wishes" to children who suffer from chronic life threatening illnesses. The SCHSPA and the Marty Lyons Foundation are exploring opportunities to join forces and assist children in need. For more information, visit the Marty Lyons Foundation on the web...

Culinary program at Milliken Tech. Center: Suffolk County High School students attending the Milliken Tech. Center in Oakdale enrolled in the Culinary program prepared a gourmet breakfast for the SCHSPA members in attendance at our annual Fall meeting. Milliken Tech. Principal Ms. Barbara Egloff proudly introduced each student and pointed out that the wonderful meal we all enjoyed was a result of only a few short weeks of classroom preparation. We can only imagine what these students will be able to create in the weeks and months ahead! Thank you!

Professional Development: The SCHSPA was fortunate to have two presenters during our annual Fall meeting. Special Agent Charles Bernard from the Drug Enforcement Agency routinely conducts assembly programs throughout Suffolk County high schools that focus on the dangers of Heroin. Mr. Bernard previewed his program to our association. Detective Rory Forrestal from the Suffolk County Police Computer Crimes Division previewed the program that his department conducts in Suffolk County schools that focus on the illegal and dangerous use of electronic devices (computers, cell phones etc.) among our school age children. Pictured below is Detective Rory Forrestal.

Welcome New Principals 2010/2011 school year!

Cathy Nolan, Commack
Kathleen Acker, Walt Whitman
John Coady, Smithtown West
Ron Hoffer, Sayville
Susan Goltz, Centereach Academic Center
Rich Loeschner, Brentwood
Jeanette Altruda, Copiague
Barbara Egloff, Milliken Tech.
Paul Sibblies, Wyandanch
Joe Coniglione, Comsewogue
Kevin Slavin, Miller Place
Rob Grable, Mount Sinai
Kevin O'Connnell, Bellport
Fran Cenerelli, Bellport Academic Center
Tim Mundell, Southampton




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