- Michael Angstreich M.H.S. 1960
For extraordinary achievement in the field of international agriculture Currently he is the Program Director for the Norwegian Agricultural Research International. Specializing in the utilization of leading-edge technology in food and forage crops, forestry, biodiversity, land and water management to reduce poverty in less-developed countries From 1970 to 2000: he served in the United States, Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America; Program Director for CARE; served the international relief and developmental agency as the Director of National and Regional Fundraising ). For exemplary service to the community as a founding member of the Norwegian NGO Dry Lands Coordination Group; life member of the Association for International Agriculture Extension Education, and Friends of Frogner Park)
- Christopher Bevilacqua, B.H.S. 1982
For extraordinary achievement in the field of business as a founder and president of College Sports Television, former Nike marketing executive, NBC sports programming and production executive, and winner of a 1988 Emmy Award. Chris was also a two time NCAA “All American” in wrestling and team captain at PennStateUniversity. For exemplary community service as a founding alumni trustee, and major contributor to the MassapequaCommunity Fund. The MCF Foundation provides grants for community organizations that contribute to the well-being of the residents of Massapequa. The MCF conducts an annual fund raising drive to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from MassapequaH.S.
- Philip Bossert Jr., M.H.S. 1977
For extraordinary achievement in the United States Air Force. He is currently*, a Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 821st Air Mobility Squadron. The unit served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and participated in Operation Just Cause, Desert Storm, Desert Freedom and Provide Comfort. He was selected to teach at the Air Force Academy in 1991. During his tour, he authored over 70 professional and a few fiction articles for a variety of publications. He published his first novel Core Values in 2001. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC) Meritorious Service Award (1 OLC) and many other Combat and Expeditionary Forces medals and citations. Promoted to Colonel. Currently commands the Unites States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Air Mobility Operations Control Center (AMOCC), which controls 53 airlift, air refueling, aero medical evacuation, and operational support aircraft operating in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
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- Andre Eglevsky Jr., M.H.S. 1965
For extraordinary achievement in the field of orthopedic medicine. He is the founder and President of Fredericksburg VA Center for Orthopedics. Past Chairperson of the Orthopedic Department, Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg , VA. He served in a United States government program as a triage and treatment surgeon for war casualties during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1990 and is a University. of Virginia and Mary Washington College lecturer on ballet orthopedics. For exemplary service to the community as s volunteer orthopedist for area college and high school sports programs. Fredericksburg activities include Wetlands Board member; Rotarian since 1980; St George Episcopal Church member; and the Runners Club.
- Frank Morelli, M.H.S. 1969
For extraordinary achievement in the field of classical music. He is a world renowned artist who was the first bassoonist to be awarded a Doctoral Degree at Julliard. He is one of the most active bassoonists recording today with over 150 CD recordings for major labels to his credit. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s “Shadow Dances” CD, in which he is featured, won an Emmy in 2001. He has performed at Carnegie Hall on eight occasions. He is the principal bassoon for New York City Opera and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His TV performances include PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center , the Good Morning Show and Dave Letterman. He is a faculty member at Julliard, Yale University and Manhattan School of Music. For exemplary service to his community Has played numerous benefit concerts for various causes including: Victims of the 9/11 attacks; rebuilding of La Fenice (Opera house in Venice, Italy), rebuilding of the West Side Presbyterian Church; Closter, NJ Arts Council; participated and performed for the M.H.S. Sound Investments Program.
- Lynn Paltrow, M.H.S. 1975
For extraordinary achievement in the field of law. She is the founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women. She is a founding member of Be Present Inc. a national organization devoted to empowering women and girls. Past associations include senior staff attorney for the ACLU; Director of Litigation, Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, attorney for pregnant women’s rights cases presented to the United States Supreme Court and other federal jurisdictions. For exemplary service to the community she received the Justice Gerald Le Dain Award for achievements in the field of law; the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellowship and is Vice President for Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood of New York City.
- Frank Petrucelli, M.H.S. 1968
For extraordinary accomplishments as a restaurateur and community leader . He and his wife Lauren are owners of the Corner Galley, a popular family eating establishment. He is a President of Long Island Hospitality Association that provided hot food to WorldTradeCenterrescue workers immediately after 9/11. He has been a yearly contributor to numerous community and church organizations and is Past-President of the Massapequa Mustangs Youth Football Program. For exemplary service to the community and Massapequa High School for organizing the M.H.S. Volley Ball Boosters Club and also helped merge the Boys and Girls Lacrosse Boosters Club. An avid fan of all M.H.S. activities, who in the last few years has become a daily volunteer coach of the Massapequa Varsity Football team.
- Caryl Senn B.H.S. 1980
For extraordinary achievement in the field of orthopedic therapy and women’s track and field as Director of Physical Therapy, Nassau Suffolk Orthopedic Associates. She is the winner of 14 gold medals at the New York State Empire Games in the Heptathlon. She holds the World Record in the Masters Pentathlon for the over 40 group and the American Record for the Heptathlon for the over 40 group. For exemplary service to the community by serving as a volunteer track and field coach for the ParaOlympic Track and Field team, including Barcelona, Spain and at the Atlanta Olympic Games. She has also been a volunteer coach at Farmingdale College for over 15 years.