380 Old Town Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3499
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Attention all students who were scheduled to take the SAT at Ward Melville High School on Saturday, January 23, 2016, the exam has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016.  Students who were assigned to take the exam at a center other than Ward Melville High School should check the College Board website for updated information. 


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Debate Team Captures Awards

Ward Melville High School’s Debate Team scored a big win during the All-Debate Tournament at Schreiber High School in Port Washington. Student-members Kathleen Esfahany and Michael Lu captured first-place trophies in Novice Public Forum, winning all four rounds with the highest speaker points. 

FBLA Team Earns Top Prizes

Ward Melville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America team earned top honors at this year’s Spring Regional Competition held at LIU Post.

More than 400 students participated in the program, which involved competitive events in a variety of business areas.

The winners of the state elimination events will represent Suffolk County at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Rochester this April, where they will compete in their events against other winners from New York State.

Ward Melville’s chapter earned the following honors:

State Elimination Events:
Will Jin – 1st Place - Public Speaking I
Tanya Gupta – 1st Place - Public Speaking II
Michael Lu – 1st Place - Basic Decision Making
Dylan Chou – 5th Place - Client Services
Julia Hoffman – 5th Place - Impromptu Speaking

Written Tests:
Brandon Feng – 1st Place - Business Calculations
Sachin Patnaik – 1st Place - Business Communications
Thomas Li – 1st Place - Business Law
Donna Yu – 1st Place - Economics
Andrew Kirillov – 1st Place - Introduction to Business
Crystal Her – 2nd Place - Accounting II
Marina Vostrova – 2nd Place - Banking and Financial Systems
Serena Zhao – 2nd Place - Business Calculations
Zyad Gomaa – 2nd Place - Technology Concepts
San Ha Kim – 3rd Place - Banking and Financial Systems
Katie Wang – 3rd Place - Business Communications
Rajan Patel – 3rd Place - Hospitality Management
Hugh Ferguson – 3rd Place - Marketing
Nima Mohammadi – 4th Place - Word Processing
Austin Day – 5th Place - Sports & Entertainment Marke


Ward Melville High School’s Chess Club has made its mark on the state level.

Club President Ethan Li became the No. 1 ranked chess player in New York State for his age, while Sam Wallach took first place in his section by defeating the top-seeded player at the Greater Scholastic Chess Championship this January. Both Ethan and Sam had the opportunity to speak with and obtain the autograph of former World Champion chess player Gary Kasparov.

As a new club, the Ward Melville High School Chess Club is now on the map and is certainly a force to be reckoned with.

Alumni Share Advice and Guidance

Ward Melville High School alumni returned to their alma mater this winter to visit with current students and reflect upon their college and career experiences.

The annual Alumni Day program, a tradition at the school, featured students from numerous graduating classes, including the Class of 2015.

The panel of graduates spoke with students in the school’s LGI and individual classrooms to offer insight into postgraduate programs and answer questions. The topics ranged from freshman experiences and college coursework to determining one’s path immediately after high school or college.  

“By coming back for Alumni Day, I hoped to squelch some of the stereotypes or misconceptions the students may have heard about college,” said Cadet Chris Aliperti, who spent two months this past summer in cadet basic training and is a declared mechanical engineering major focused on nuclear energy systems. “Most of all, I wanted them to take away that whatever path they choose after high school, they should be sure to make the most of it.”  

 “I hope what the students took away is that each person has their own unique college experience,” said Adam Kuhn, a 2014 graduate of the University of Maryland and second-year law student at Syracuse University. “The most important thing I shared was that it’s OK in your freshman year to not know what you want to major in or what field you’re interested in. Many schools allow you to declare your major by the end of sophomore year. But once you figure out what you want, work hard to make it happen.”

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