Congratulations were in order during the April 25 meeting of the West Hempstead Board of Education as several students were recognized for their athletic accomplishments.
The Board acknowledged the West Hempstead Middle School boys volleyball team for their undefeated winter II season, finishing 10-0 under the direction of Coach Andrew Wilson.
“I am proud of these young men not only for going undefeated, but also for learning a lot about commitment, sportsmanship and being a student-athlete,” said Wilson.
Also honored was West Hempstead High School senior and soccer player Lisette Palomo, who was named a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Nominated by her soccer Coach, Michael Scaturro, Lisette earned this prominent designation based on her academic achievements, involvement in her school community and athletic prowess on the field. She received a full scholarship to attend Iona College in the fall, where she will play soccer and major in biology.
“Lisette is an incredible soccer player, student and human being,” said Scaturro. “Over the past five years, she has done tremendous work for the soccer program. I couldn’t be more pleased to have coached such an outstanding and kindhearted student-athlete.”
The West Hempstead Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss commend these outstanding student-athletes for their determination, athleticism and excellence throughout the year.