Written by Tom Fitzpatrick Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
The Wheatley School Physical Education Department announced that Kathleen McArdle and Robert Fallarino have been selected as Outstanding Physical Education students. Their selection was based on the following criteria: exceptional performance in physical education, scholarship, leadership qualities and service to their school community.
The Nassau Zone of the New York State Association honored McArdle and Fallarino for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at an awards banquet held at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
McArdle is a dynamic young lady with boundless energy and a wide range of interests. She has been a strong student throughout her high school years, with a 3.4 grade point average.
As a physical education student, McArdle’s skill development and attitude have been exemplary. She has maintained a high profile in a variety of school and community programs.McArdle is involved with the Junior Catholic Daughters of America. Kathleen participates in varsity volleyball, basketball and track.
She is also the captain of the volleyball team. This year, Kathleen was selected to the All-Conference Volleyball team. As a three-sport athlete she has made a strong contribution to Wheatley’s athletic program.
Fallarino is as outstanding a student as he is an athlete. He has been a strong student throughout his high school years, with a 3.96 grade point average and membership in the National Honor Society.
In the physical education setting, Fallarino participates with enthusiasm, is considered a leader among his peers, and has achieved an outstanding record of accomplishment throughout his high school years. He is a four-year member of the Wheatley baseball program and a contributing member of the Long Island Astro’s baseball club, Island Garden basketball league and Westbury PAL basketball league.
In addition to his involvement in Wheatley athletics, Fallarino has pursued and committed himself to The Wildcat, Wheatley’s school newspaper, as a writer, the Inter-Cultural Unity Club, the Environmental Action Committee and the Future Business Leaders of America.
Both McArdle and Fallarino have demonstrated a commitment to striving for the best in all that they do and will continue to achieve success in their future endeavors.