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Fall Counseling Newsletter Part I

Fall Counseling Newsletter Part II

Winter Counselor Newsletter Part I

Winter Counselor Newsletter part II

The guidance department is a resourceful and essential component of student academic success, and counselors recognize that a well-balanced education is necessary for students to develop into responsible and well-rounded individuals. Guidance counselors provide various services including academic and college advisement, financial aid and scholarship informational workshops, and individual and group counseling.

Students are assigned to counselors in an alphabetical and vertical distribution, and students, parents, and the school community can meet with counselors as often as needed.  More over, as changes in graduation requirements occur, including credits, Regents examinations, and types of diplomas, counselors continue to assist students in meeting New York State standards, ensuring a timely graduation.  As a result, students are adequately prepared to continue their education into post secondary schools, thereby enabling students to attain their academic and career goals.

Interact Club Directly Helps Others

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Members of the high school’s Interact Club gained insight into how their charitable efforts actually helped individuals in need. After holding a schoolwide clothing drive, club members Avery DeNatale, Lindsay Hawkins, Michaela Maura, Shirley Medina, Lily Tiglias and Avery Ward delivered their collection to Dress for Success in Brookhaven. While there, the students helped two women put together outfits, one for a job interview and the other for the start of a new job. 

Club adviser Erica Reilly said the students really enjoyed helping the women find clothing that gave them confidence. “This opportunity helped the club members understand that their clothing drive actually made a difference to the recipients,” she said.


Girls Basketball Keeps Scoring!

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The girls varsity basketball team remains undefeated as they head into the Nassau County Class A quarterfinals on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The Falcons take on Lynbrook at 5 p.m. at Locust Valley High School.

Come cheer the team on to victory as they continue in their record-breaking season!

Falcon Wrestler Is No. 1 in State Heading Into State Championships!

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Senior Gage DeNatale (132 lb.) is heading into the state wrestling championships ranked No. 1 in the state in Nassau County Division II for his weight class. He will compete for the state title Feb. 27-29 at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Gage earned this spot after winning the division championship at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Feb. 15. 

During that same tournament, Falcon wrestlers grappled their way to many honors. Congratulations to the entire team for a successful season!

First Place (All-County)
Gage DeNatale (132 lb.)

Second Place (All-County)
Roarke Creedon (170 lb.)

Third Place (All-County)
Vito Rodriguez (138 lb.)
Matt Jones (182 lb.)
Colby Zino (220 lb.)

Fourth Place (All-Conference)
Evan Shriberg (99 lb.)
Lucas Johnson (138 lb.)
Thomas Coll (160 lb.)

Fifth Place
Charles Dickman (99 lb.)
Michael Forte (106 lb.)
Sean Roberts (182 lb.)
William Ryan (220 lb.)

Sixth Place
Andrew Romano (132 lb.)

Winter Counselor Newsletter Part II

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Check out the latest edition of the Counselor Newsletter here: Winter Counselor Newsletter Part II

Four Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

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Four Locust Valley High School seniors have been named National Merit finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It is exceptional that the high school has four finalists, as the College Board bestows this honor upon less than 1% of high school seniors nationwide each year. 

Nina Cialone, Michael DiSpirito, Michelle Hsu and Nitha Paulus were recognized as semifinalists in September for achieving exceptional scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. Out of the 1.5 million seniors that took the PSAT, the four Locust Valley students are among only 15,000 nationwide to be named finalists. Each semifinalist had to prove that they had high academic achievements throughout high school and had to earn a score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test that was consistent with their high PSAT scores.

Locust Valley High School Principal Patrick DiClemente said the school’s finalists are exceptional individuals. “These four students are bright, articulate and outstanding students who have had a positive impact at our high school, and each is certain to have a successful future,” he said. “Their families and our entire school community should be proud of their successes and the accomplishment of having four finalists in one year at a school the size of Locust Valley High School.” 

The College Board shares the names of finalists with colleges and universities, and they now become eligible to receive scholarships of $10,000 toward their college educations. These scholarships can come from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, corporate sponsors or the universities the finalists attend. Scholarship winners will be announced in June.

Congratulations to Nina, Michael, Michelle and Nitha on this outstanding achievement!