2005 Alumni

2005 Alumni


  • James Amen, M.H.S. 1961

For extraordinary achievement as a teacher, coach and educational administrator. District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics at Cold Spring Harbor, Bethpage and Levittown High Schools. Coach of basketball, lacrosse and soccer at Johns Hopkins University, Hofstra University, Bethpage, Plainview JFK and Levittown Division high schools.  Coach and Man of the Year honors include New York State Athletic Director, Section 8 Lacrosse Coach and State of Maryland Basketball College Coach of Year, 1980 & 81. For exemplary community service: co-founder and Director of Northport PAL lacrosse, St Padua CYO coach, President of Nassau County High School Athletic Association and numerous Section 8 organizations

  • Katherine Heaviside, M.H.S.1960

    For extraordinary achievement in the field of business. Named as one of the 100 most  influential Long Islanders in 2005 by Long Island Business News. Founder and President of Epoch 5 Marketing and Public Relations.   Women on the Job awarded her their Women in Business Award in 2004. Other awards include the 2004 New York State Women of Distinction by the State Senate, Promote Long Island’s award for achievement in business, Top 50 Women of the Year and Top 50 Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Professionals of LI.  For exemplary community service: not-for-profit board memberships including The United Way (Long Island and New York State), the Regional Plan Association, and the Congressional Review Board. Serves on the Long Island Association for Commerce and Industry board and the North Fork Bank corporate board.



  • David HegartyM.H.S.1975

For extraordinary achievement in the field of administration: Executive Director of Hope for Youth, a Long Island not for profit organization serving emotional disturbed adolescents. Under his leadership, Hope for Youth operates four major programs providing diagnostic and emergency services, foster care, group homes and out-patient clinical and intensive case management for children as young as six months of age to late adolescent at nine sites on Long Island.   For exemplary community service: Past President of the Massapequa Board of Education. In 1978, he was elected to the Board shortly after graduating from M.H.S.. In 1983, he was elected President of the Board and helped lead the district through the K-12 reorganization required by the districts large declining enrollment pattern. He also led the Board in planning and implementing the school refurbishment project. 

  • Brian KilmeadeM.H.S. 1982

For extraordinary achievement in the field of broadcasting, writing and producing. Currently host of Fox Cable Network morning show” Fox & Friends. As a Fox reporter, traveled to Kuwait to spend time with soldiers and to the White house to interview President Bush. Also Fox sportscaster, host/producer “Soccer Zone”, on-air announcer of NFL football. Winner of the Broadcast/Media Award. He is the author of Games do Count which provides some 70 vignettes from national political and sports figures. Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice, Jack Welch and other notables share their love of sports and offer stories about how a game, a coach, or a single moment of competition changed their lives. For exemplary community service: Massapequa Soccer League coach and commissioner; St Rose Basketball CYO coach, supporter of Massapequa Mustangs, Massapequa Coast Little League, St. Rose Parish.  

  • Thomas MasonM.H.S. 1957

For extraordinary achievement in the field of law:  Former principal partner of the Mineola, NY firm of Mason & Tini, October, 1988 to January, 2005, specializing in civil, criminal and commercial litigation. His representative clients list includes numerous national corporations and high profile defendants. His licensures include New York State, Federal District Courts for Southern, Eastern Districts and Rhode Island, United State Supreme Court. Past Vice President, NY Trial Lawyers Association. For exemplary community service: Village of Mineola pro-bono attorney for Portuguese immigrants; member and past chairperson for the Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Inc.; Nassau County Lawyers Assistance Program; speaker for Nassau County Bar Association’s “Lawyers in the Classroom” and “Mock Trials” Program; pro-bono advisor to non-profit organizations located in Nassau County.

  • Marie TelescaB.H.S. 1979

For extraordinary achievement in the entertainment industry and on behalf of the disability community as a prominent disability consultant to enhance the lives of people with disabilities in employment, education, workforce accessible housing, and how the media portrays individuals with disabilities.  As the founder NO TEASE, a BOCES Arts-In-Education program, She teaches children about tolerance, focusing on ways kids can recognize and avoid teasing and bullying.  In the corporate sector, Maria is a public speaker and consultant to businesses such as Bear, Stearns, and Co., Inc., and prepares training programs on accessible housing for the Workforce Housing Industry.  Working with Little People of America, Maria hopes to create and fund a foundation to open a special needs home for children with dwarfism whose parents put them up for adoption.  A graduate of SUNY Empire State College, presently a graduate student at Golden Gate University, and hopes one day to pursue a law degree.

  • David WashburnM.H.S.. 1956

For extraordinary achievement in the field of higher education:  Professor and Chairperson, Department of Educational Studies, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; founder and Director of the Bloomsburg University Multicultural Education Center; founder and President of Inquiry International, an educational services company since 1978; Author of sixteen books and monographs and numerous scholarly articles; Two-time recipient of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Exceptional Academic Service Award.  For exemplary community service:  Board of Directors of Bloomsburg Little League, founder and coach for YMCA Elementary School Basketball League, consultant to local, area and national schools and Project Head Start. 


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