Bethpage Welcomes Newest Hall of Fame Members

Bethpage Welcomes Newest Hall of Fame Members photo

The Bethpage Union Free School District welcomed six individuals and one athletic team into the district’s Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony sponsored by the Bethpage Educational Foundation in the high school’s gymnasium on Oct. 27.

This year’s individual inductees included Steve Furrey, class of 1973 and current Central Boulevard Elementary School principal, Brian McGrath, Class of 1992, Robert Sarli, retired educator, Bernard Schutz, Class of 1964, Michael Trotter, Class of 1990, and Sandra Watson, Board of Education trustee since 1986. Additonally, the 2013 high school girls’ gymnastics team along with coach Kim Rhatigan were honored with inductions. 

The evening opened with remarks from Superintendent of School David Schneider along with former Superintendent Terry Clark, middle school principal Kevin Fullerton and high school principal Nicholas Jantz. All four administrators celebrated the theme of Bethpage being a wonderfully unique district and community, which all of the inductees symbolize as great examples. James McGlynn, Board of Education trustee and Bethpage Educational Foundation Secretary, also addressed the audience and thanked all those that helped create this year’s event while congratulating all of the honorees.

Nassau County Legislatures Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer were on hand as well to honor the inductees. Following a few remarks, the two County Legislatures presented citations to the new hall of famers as a congratulations from the county office.

The district thanks the Bethpage Education Foundation for a rememberable induction ceremony as well as the students and volunteers that assisted. And most importantly, congratulations to this year’s newest hall of fame members!