Some students love to put pen to paper and express themselves while others consider it a real chore. Here comes a little bit of extra incentive for all students to write: The annual Huntington Youth Writes contest for students in grades 4-12, which includes more than $2,000 in cash prizes.
The Huntington Foundation’s appeal is so strong that the organization has been able to count on sensational community support of its mission through its more than two decades of existence. The most recent school year saw nearly $80,000 raised and donated to the Huntington School District to support innovative initiatives.
Huntington Town Board members honored Huntington High School seniors Lawrence Leake and Ryann Gaffney during a public meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday night. The dynamic teenagers were recognized for their outstanding scholarship, community service and athletic achievements.
Nancy Wilson has been quietly training for New York City’s half marathon. The Huntington School District’s director of special education and student support services intends to run on Sunday, March 19 to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House.
Huntington is a suburban community located on the north shore of Long Island, approximately 40 miles east of New York City. The Town of Huntington has an ethnically diverse population of over 200,000. As a leading summer recreation area, the town takes full advantage of its prime location on the Long Island Sound. Huntington's location provides easy access to Long Island's major highways. The Long Island Rail Road and the town's own bus system offer convenient public transportation.
Surrounding the historic Huntington Village Green, the shops, restaurants and theaters blend in with restored colonial homes, museums and parks to shape one of Long Island's major towns. Within minutes of the village center, business offices, shopping malls and colleges attract many community residents. Long known as a Suffolk County cultural center, Huntington has its own thriving Arts Council.