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2015 Senior Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Senior Scholarship winners! 14 Suffolk County High School Seniors have just been selected for the Allstate Safe Driving Activist Award and the Principal Leadership Award. These winners were selected from many top performing seniors from across Suffolk County. Our scholarship committee had quite a challenge this year making the final selections! Our winners will be honored at the seventh annual Senior Leadership Luncheon at Coindre Hall in Huntington. Congratulations to all!

2015 PLA and Allstate winners
Allstate Safe Driving Activist Award
1. Tatiana Belanich Rocky Point
2. Connor Federico Westhampton Beach
3. Ron Pashen Babylon
4. Anthony Parlatto Center Moriches
5. Renee Mott Riverhead
6. Paige Isser Commack
7. Samantha Mammarella West Babylon

Principals Leadership Award
1. Collin Chipetine Commack
2. Alejandro Serrano Bayshore
3. Brianna Cea Ward Melville
4. Cara Cliffe Patchogue-Medford
5. Rebecca Harris Hampton Bays
6. Zachary Marcone Kings Park
7. Alexis Darrow Walt Whitman


Compassion without Borders VI

The SCHSPA is proud to announce that registration to our sixth Compassion without Borders is now open.

Think. Lead. Inspire. will take place at Bayshore High School on Wednesday April 1st.

Rob Pashkin (Bayshore High School Principal and co-Zone two leader) and his dedicated team have developed quite a program!

For starters, registration will be on-line. Click on the link below and fill out.

Online Registration Form

Some helpful tips...

* 5-10 students. Overall, limited to 300 students total based on space limitations. Don't wait to fill out, get them in!

* If you have not done so already, secure your bus. If you are sharing a bus, give yourself plenty of time to travel. A few schools last year that had great intentions and did share the bus ended up missing part of the program because of delays going from school to school.

*Priority in this order....fill out registration, secure bus, select students, then send the registration fee ($100.00). As a helpful tip, try to get money from student council etc. so we can avoid purchase orders etc. I get a check from our student council. The fee helps pay for the speaker and food for the day.

*Please get registrations completed by March 13th

*The registration form should be accessible from any device with internet connectivity

*After the form has been submitted, a confirmation message will be sent to your email address that was entered on the form



Twelve Suffolk County High School Students Honored For Their Leadership Contributions To Their School Communities!

On April 9, 2014 the sixth annual Senior Leadership Luncheon took place at The Chateau at Coindre Hall. Below are pictures of the event. Award winners are listed in the article below.



Principals Leadership Award and Allstate Safe Driving Activist Award

Congratulations to the 2014 Senior Scholarship winners listed below! Each senior will receive a $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating exceptional leadership in their schools and surrounding communities. Five seniors won the Allstate Safe Driving Activist Award and seven seniors won the Principals Leadership Award. All award winners will be honored at the sixth annual, Senior Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 9th at Coindre Hall Castle in Huntington.

Principals Leadership Award winners:
1. Thomas Strazzeri- Rocky Point
2. Kenya Fitzpatrick- Wilson Tech
3. Patrick Casaccio- Commack
4. Margaret Liendo- Brentwood
5. Arya Hezarkhani- Comsewogue
6. Preston Horan- Center Moriches
7. Anthony Gabriele- Ward Melville

Allstate Safe Driving Activist Award:
1. Abigael Dupont- Bayshore
2. Lindsay Putkowski- Mount Sinai
3. Karla Desimini- Lindenhurst
4. Alexandra Kantor- Harborfields
5. Christen Bellucci- Hampton Bays


Long Island High School Principals 3rd Annual Conference

The Long Island High School Principals 3rd annual conference will be at Hofstra University on Wednesday January 15th. The event begins at 8am and concludes at 2pm. Below is the registration form and agenda.

Registration Form


Welcome New Principals!

Mike Catapano
Half Hollow Hills West

Scott Graviano

Charles Regan

Not Pictured
John Klomp - North Babylon
Dali Rastello - Central Islip
Gaurav Passi - Bayport-Bluepoint
Matt Matera - Bellport Academic Center
Dan Loughran - Republic Aviation Center


Honor Flight

Honor Flight is a national charitable organization with 92 chapters across the United States. When the World War II Memorial opened in 2004, it became apparent that many veterans (in their eighties and nineties) would never be able to visit the memorial. Over sixteen million men and women served in the Armed forces during World War II. It is estimated that approximately two million veterans are living nationwide and fifty thousand are living on Long Island. Honor Flight has flown over sixty thousand veterans to see the memorial for free and the Long Island branch has sent over seven hundred.

The Suffolk County High School Principals and Mr. William Donahue from American Portfolios (one of our Corporate Sponsors) continue to partner with Honor Flight and send Suffolk County High School students (and their Principals) to Washington D.C. as guardians to the “Greatest Generation.” To date, our association has participated in three flights; June 2012, June 2013 and September 2013. Participating schools include Greenport High School, Easthampton High School, Center Moriches High School, Mattituck High School and Southampton High School.

The Honor Flight initiative provides our students with an authentic opportunity to connect with World War II veterans and form life-long bonds. Please see “Great Happenings, Volume 10” for an example of the “magic” that takes place on these flights. For more information about Honor Flight visit their website at

James J. McCaffrey Lifetime Achievement Award

Every spring, our Association honors our retirees who have served their school communities as the High School Principal. On May 22nd, 2012, we presented the first ever James J. McCaffrey Lifetime Achievement Award to non other than Mr. James McCaffrey. Mr. McCaffrey (Jim) is an active lifelong educator who has made tremendous contributions to the profession and vocation of education. Jim began his career as a Social Studies teacher and Chairman of the Social Studies department in the Half Hollow School District. As an administrator, Jim was the Principal of Half Hollow Hills East High School for twenty five years! After his "retirement", Jim served as the High School Principal of newly merged and constructed Eastport-South Manor High School and Riverhead High School. Jim then served as an educational consultant and mentor in the Deer Park, Sachem and Bellport school districts. Currently, Jim is the Executive Mentor of the Suffolk County High School Principals Association. Our association plans on presenting this award in the future to worthy recipients at our annual Principals Luncheon held in June after our graduation ceremonies. Once again, congratulations to Jim McCaffrey!


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