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Walt Whitman High School (New York)

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Public high school



+1 631-812-3800

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John Murphy

301 W Hills Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746, USA

South Huntington Union Free School District

Huntington High School, St Anthony's High Sch, South Huntington Public Lib, Harborfiel High School, Northport High School

Walt Whitman High School is a four-year public secondary school located at 301 West Hills Road, in Huntington Station, New York. It is South Huntington Union Free School District's only high school, serving students in Huntington Station, South Huntington, Melville, and West Hills. Ranging from year to year, the school typically has around 2,000 students in grades 9–12.


Notable alumni

  • Jimmy Haslip, founder and bass player of the jazz fusion group "The Yellowjackets" graduated in 1970.
  • Bruce Kapler, sax player on the Late Show with David Letterman graduated in 1971.
  • Members Pat Schramm, Phil Douglas and Michael Campbell of the punk rock band Latterman graduated from WWHS in 2001
  • Jason P. Stephens, Finalist on American Idol Season 4, 16 weeks on Billboards Top 100, graduated 2001
  • Adam Ferrara, actor, comedian
  • Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot, attorney
  • Jesse Zook Mann, Emmy Award winning Television and Film Director graduated in 1998
  • Laura Pergolizzi, pop/rock singer and songwriter
  • Athletes

  • Tom Gugliotta, aka "The Googs" NBA player
  • Gerry Cooney, boxer
  • A. J. Preller, MLB executive
  • Dan Calichman, MLS player
  • James "Jimmy" Jerkens, Thoroughbred horse racing trainer, graduated 1977
  • Sports

    American football, association football, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, field hockey, kickline, lacrosse, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

    In 1964 and 1966, Walt Whitman High School hosted the 2nd and 4th annual NYSPHSAA state wrestling tournaments. The event didn't return to Long Island again until Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum hosted it in 2006.

    Athletic Championships

  • Football 1974 Suffolk County Conference AAA Champions defeating Huntington 32-30 in final, Rutger's Cup Champions (awarded)
  • Football 1984 Suffolk County Division 1 Champions defeating Sachem 17–24 in final (This was as far as the team could have gone in those two seasons. The Long Island HS Football championships were not instituted until several years later.)
  • Baseball 1975, 1976 Long Island Champions
  • Cross Country 1975 New York State Champion
  • Cross Country 2008 Section XI Suffolk County Champions (Class AA)
  • Wrestling 1965 League I Champions
  • Wrestling 1983 League 1A Champions
  • Wrestling 2011–2012 League 2 Champions
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Team League Champs 2013
  • WWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team won Suffolk County CLASS A Soccer Champion
  • WWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team 2015-2016 New York State Champions
  • WWHS Marching Band 2015 and 2016 New York State Champions
  • WWHS Indoor Color Guard, 2017 National Champions
  • Women's Soccer 1985,1986 and 1992 New York State Champions
  • Tennis 2011 unseeded Brandon Stone wins Suffolk County title 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-5 over Jeremy Dubin of South Hampton.
  • References

    Walt Whitman High School (New York) Wikipedia

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