It was an evening of well-deserved recognitions as General Douglas MacArthur High School seniors were presented with scholarships and awards for their positive contributions to the high school and Levittown community on June 7. Facilitated by scholarship coordinators Patricia Mirando and Stacy Phillips and assistant principal Anne Rao, students were commended for their academic, athletic, art and musical success, along with their leadership skills, service and character.
Central administrators, board members, faculty, family and friends proudly watched as students were announced on stage for scholarships generously provided by community members, school and local organizations. In addition, principal and department awards were given to seniors who excelled in particular areas of study. Principal Joseph Sheehan formally introduced the Class of 2018 valedictorian Helen Zhang and salutatorian Yingyue "Maggie" Liu and shared both students' achievements and involvement in school and in the Levittown community.
Sheehan also thanked the family members, faculty, the guidance department and support staff for dedicating their time to help the students obtain their goals and aspirations for success. At the conclusion of the ceremony, students and their families were invited to celebrate with refreshments into the high school cafeteria.