Winter Varsity Athletes Recognized
High school athletes from the 2011-12 winter sports season were recognized and presented with certificates at a varsity awards ceremony in Babylon High School's Rowe Hall.
Seven teams were honored, including the Panthers wrestling team, boys' swimming, girls' cheerleading, and each of the high school's track and basketball teams. "I want to thank the student-athletes," Babylon High School Athletic Director Michael DeJoseph said in an address to the crowd on hand. "There's nothing more exciting than a student who excels on and off the field while participating in community service. That's what we strive for here at Babylon High School."
The event opened with a 20-minute highlight video from the recently completed sports season and DeJoseph expressed his appreciation for high school industrial arts teacher Peter Mankes' efforts in editing the clips. "Mr. Mankes and the video editing class did a great job putting the highlight video together. I would also like to thank the custodial staff for putting in a great effort this past season to get the gyms and fields ready for use." DeJoseph also praised the Babylon Booster Club for sponsoring the awards ceremony, as well as the high school parents and varsity coaching staffs for showing their support throughout the season.