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Woodlands Students Recognized for Significant Achievements

Over 60 awards were presented to Woodlands High School seniors with their families in attendance during the Senior Awards Ceremony on Thursday morning. Three students were recognized for exceptional academic achievement that placed them in the top three of the Class of 2024: Alexander Maiello - Valedictorian, Allen Punnoose - Salutatiorian, and  Kimora Jenkins - Academic Excellence.

“The Senior Awards Ceremony is always a special event for students, families, and faculty,” said Mr. Smith, WMHS Principal. “It's the moment where drive, determination, and diligence are rewarded. The pride in striving to achieve and being successful is a feeling these students will carry with them into the world.”

Student achievements in excellence were recognized in Visual Arts, Drama, Band, Chorus, Robotics, English, ENL, Language, Math, Physical Education, Biology/ Living Environment, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics, and Social Studies.

Additional awards from several organizations included the American Association of University Women, Triple “C” Award from the State of NY Office of Attorney General, NYS Comptroller Student Achievement Award, WABSE, June Sudderth Perseverance Award, My Brother’s Keeper Fellowship Award, and Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Basketball Courage Award.

Student recognition continued that afternoon during the National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony. In order to be eligible for induction to the NHS, students must meet not only high academic standards, but also the four pillars: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. 

WHS students were inducted into the following National Honor Societies: Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society (9), Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Language Honor Society (10), Science National Honor Society (8), Tri-M Music Honor Society (35), and as National Honor Society members (22). There were 29 National Junior Honor Society inductees for Woodlands Middle School. 

Dr. Foy presented awards of distinction to three WHS students. The Leadership Award from the Eisenhower Parents Club of West Point was given to Jordan Bhattacharjee and Sophie Greenslade, and Saintcom Chauvette received the regional Yale Book Club Award.

The district congratulates all the award recipients on their well-deserved recognitions. 

Please visit the district YouTube channel for recordings of the ceremonies and our Facebook page for photos.