A group of 13 exceptional Huntington High School athletes was presented with Section XI Gold Key awards at the 54th Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony in the auditorium on Thursday night
The Gold Key is the highest honor a Suffolk athlete can receive for sports participation. This year’s Blue Devil recipients include Analisse Batista, Madelyn Bavaro, Katie Browne, Teddi Carnesi, Kevin Drake, Caroline O’Rourke, Lucas Petrizzi, Emily Plachta, Regan Sansiviero, Robert Smith, Erin Ye, Julio Martinez and Cristian Avelar Romero.
Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky formally presented each recipient with a plaque and a small gold key charm. The Gold Key is a Section XI award emphasizing participation in interscholastic athletics while recognizing proficiency in performance. The award is presented in every Suffolk high school to students who have lettered in eight of nine seasons on varsity or junior varsity teams between their sophomore and senior years
“This year’s Gold Key recipients have proven themselves both in the classroom and on the field,” Mr. Polansky said. “Further, they have served as great teammates, friends and ambassadors to the Huntington school community. We continue to take great pride in their accomplishments. Terrific things lie ahead for each of them!”
The 13 seniors came together for a photo to commemorate the occasion and their achievement.