The William Floyd School District along with the William Floyd Alumni Association recently celebrated the lives and achievements of its 9th class of Distinguished Alumni, five individuals who have made great contributions in their chosen career fields. The program is designed to inspire current students and reconnect with alumni and celebrate their accomplishments.
This year’s honored class of inductees includes Anthony Liberti, business/community service, Class of 1962; John Del Vecchio, business/athletics, Class of 1986; Marybeth Hoffman, Class of 1991, government/psychology; Melissa Faulkner, Class of 1995, education/community service; and James Gibbs, Class of 1995, technology/business.
Distinguished Alumni Day began with a morning reception in the Rita Rech Museum of William Floyd School District History, followed by classroom visits designed to interact with and inspire current students, a fully-catered luncheon prepared and served by William Floyd High School Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef Rich Daly, a school tour and the ceremonial unveiling of plaques in front of the Distinguished Alumni Wall. The day concluded with an awards dinner at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue.
Pictured from left to right are this year’s honorees and their student guides (left to right): Travis Negron, Student Master of Ceremonies; Cameron Rossi (student guide) and John Del Vecchio (honoree); Melissa Faulkner (honoree) and Kaylee LaSpisa (student guide); Anthony Liberti (honoree) and Joshua Soto (student guide); Marybeth Hoffman (honoree) and Phasyria Mitchell (student guide); and James Gibbs (honoree) and Lexi Willets (student guide).
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