Wantagh Middle School students collectively raised $9,100 for the AmericanHeart Association’s annual Hoops for Heart event. Julia Wilkinson was the top fundraiser having raised $1,150, with Jack Bruno in second-place ($340) and Tyler Burzenski in third-place ($252). The fundraiser coincided with a basketball fitness unit with physical education teachers Eileen Keener, Tommy Liguori and Gary Reh, who also placed interesting healthy heart facts on the gymnasium walls. A culminating activity included a “Knockout” game tournament with Kyle Graham and Julia Wilkinson demonstrating their athletic skills on the court by taking the lead on the boys and girls teams.
Photo A: (Center) Wantagh Middle School students Kyle Graham and Julia Wilkinson were winners in the school’s Hoops for Heart Knockout Game and are pictured with the school’s top fundraisers for the American Heart Association.
Photo B: (Back, l-r) Wantagh Middle School physical education teachers Gary Reh, Tommy Liguori and Eileen Kenner, Principal Dawn Matrochano and Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Jennifer Keane are pictured with top American Heart Association fundraisers (front, l-r) Jack Bruno, Julia Wilkinson and
Photos provided by Wantagh School District