H. Frank Carey Junior-Senior High School

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H. Frank Carey High School
230 Poppy Avenue Franklin Square, NY 11010
New York, USA
Type Public high school
Established 1956
School district Sewanhaka Central High School District
Principal Valerie Angelillo
Faculty 105
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 1,833
Student to teacher ratio 17.5
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Orange,Black,White               
Team name Seahawks
Newspaper Carey Clipper
Yearbook LOG

H. Frank Carey High School is a public high school located in Franklin Square, New York serving students in the seventh through twelfth grades from the towns of Franklin Square, Garden City South, West Hempstead, and Elmont. The school's principal is Mrs. Valerie Angelillo.[1] The assistant principals are Mrs. Sharon Collins, Mr. John Kenny, and Mr. Marc Isseks.


H. Frank Carey High School was constructed in 1956 in the Long Island town of Franklin Square. The school was named after then Board of Education President, H. Frank Carey. During the 1999-2000 academic year, H. Frank Carey High School was recognized as a National School of Excellence.[2]

H. Frank Carey[edit]

H. Frank Carey was born 1897 in Laconia, NH. Carey graduated from high school as valedictorian and thereby gained the offer of a scholarship to Brown University. He was elected to the honorary fraternity of Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year and graduated with honors. Upon graduation in 1920, he was recruited by General Electric to work in cost control. In 1922, he married his childhood sweetheart with whom he had three daughters, Barbara, Alice and Eleanor. The family moved to Garden City South.

In 1932, he was employed at the Long Island Lighting Company, where he served as Assistant Controller until retirement in 1962. In the same year, he was elected to the Board of Education of Franklin Square where he continued to serve for 27 years. At times during that period, he was chosen to serve concurrently on the Sewanhaka High School Board of Education, where he served as president for 18 years. During his period of service, the school system was growing rapidly, adding five high schools. The Board of Education had asked each local community to determine a name for its high school. One evening the Board of Education heard a delegation from Franklin Square who announced that they represented 32 organizations in that community who were in unanimous agreement that their school should be named the H. Frank Carey High School.

Student Government[edit]

Student Government is a representative legislative body. Each grade has a Class Board group, which includes a President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Historian and several Student Government Representatives (number depends on class year). Each class board manages its own funds and activities. The Student Government representatives, in addition to being active members of their own class board are also required to attend weekly Student Government meetings. The Student Government addresses issues that pertain to the school as a whole, specifically activities that include more than one grade, club or incorporate a community group. Examples of activities managed by Student Government include Homecoming, March Jamboree, Spirit Day, and Pep Rallies. The president and the advisor, have the primary responsibility and accountability to the student body of insuring that each function goes according to plan. They are assisted by the other Student Government officers and in most cases an event Chairperson.


In 2006, the varsity softball team won the Nassau County Class AA Championship after defeating MacArthur High School. Head Coach Anthony Turco was awarded Newsday's All-Long Island Coach of the Year honors.[3] Four players were given All-County recognition, and one was additionally named to the All-Long Island and All-New York State teams, respectively.The football team is coached by Head Coach Mike Stanley, Assistant Coaches Tom Aiello, Mike Cellan and Ron Giarraffa. Longtime Asst. Coach Fred Cucciniello passed away after many years coaching at Carey. The team dedicated the 2013 season to Coach "Cooch" and finished with the best record in school history at 12-0. They won their first ever Nassau County Conference 2 title beating their longtime nemesis the Garden City Trojans in the title game. One week later they won the Long Island Conference 2 Championship defeating the two time Suffolk County Conference 2 champions, the Riverhead Blue Waves. Carey was the only team in Nassau County to finish the season undefeated. They had six players finish with All County honors. The junior high team also finished undefeated and the j.v. team finished with a record of 7-1, winning their division. In the 2013-2014 Football season the Seahawks with a undefeated season win the Long Island championship and the Rutgers Cup as Nassau County's top team.


Carey performs a different musical each year. Recent and upcoming shows have included:

Bye Bye Birdie (1974)


Carey has a variety of clubs. The student activities office motto is "An activity for every student, and a student for every activity." The clubs at Carey include:

  • Alert
  • Art Palettes
  • Asian Club
  • Anime Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Bible Study Club
  • Big Brothers/Little Brothers
  • Big Sisters/Little Sisters
  • Business Honor Society
  • Carey Cavaliers
  • Carey Clipper
  • Careyhighschool.com
  • Carey Steppers
  • Chamber Ensemble (Vocal)
  • Cheerleaders JV
  • Cheerleaders Varsity
  • Chess Club
  • Class of 2014
  • Class of 2015
  • Class of 2016
  • Class of 2017
  • Class of 2018
  • Class of 2019
  • Color Guard/Flag Squad
  • Community Action
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Band, Jr. High
  • Coordinator Class Competition
  • Debate/Model Congress
  • Domestic Exchange
  • Drama Club
  • Ecology Council
  • FBLA
  • F.C.C.L.A/Cooking Club
  • Feed the Children
  • Film and Photography
  • Foreign Language Honor Society
  • Free Speaking Society
  • French Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Global Awareness
  • Italian Cultural Club
  • Jr Hi Jazz Band
  • Sr Hi Jazz Band
  • Jr. and Sr. National Honor Society
  • Junior High Drama
  • Junior High Kickline
  • Latina Leadership
  • Lego Club
  • LOG
  • Marching Band
  • Mathletes, Sr. and Jr. High
  • Media Club
  • M.I.K.E Club
  • Model U.N.
  • MSG Varsity
  • Music Board
  • Musical Director
  • Operation: Respect
  • Pirettes
  • Poseidon
  • Presidents Club
  • Prism
  • Public Address Club
  • Public Relations
  • Retail (School Store)
  • S.A.D.D.
  • Science Honor Society
  • Senior Orchestra
  • Stage Crew
  • Steppers
  • Student Government
  • Taco Club
  • Tri-M Honor Society
  • United Students for Information and Research
  • WHFC DJ Club
  • Women's Issues

In 2009, a Field Hockey Club was added. In 2011, the Gay-Straight Alliance club was added.

Carey Clipper[edit]

The Carey Clipper is the official newspaper of H. Frank Carey Junior-Senior High School and is open to students in grades 7-12. It publishes six issues each school year; including a November, December, February, March, April and June issue. The current advisor to the paper is Ms. Krol. The main officer positions are editors-in-chief, layout editor, secretary, treasurer, and photography editor. The positions are currently filled by Becky Marks and Deanna Brusca, respectively . The Clipper won second place for Most Outstanding Newspaper at Adelphi University's Quill Awards 2008 and first place at the Quill Awards 2009 for Best Online Newspaper, Best First-Page Layout, Best Drawing/Illustration as well as numerous other local community and county awards. The paper has a website: careyclipper.com

Model UN[edit]

The Model United Nations Debate Team at Carey starts with participation in the 1/2 credit World Issues class, and then upon completion, the students become members of the club. The team goes on many conferences where they debate a wide variety of issues facing the real United Nations today. The team has participated in the following conferences:

  • RUMUN- Rutgers Model United Nations
  • SIDMUN - Sewanhaka Interdistrict Model United Nations
  • PHILMUN - Philadelphia Model United Nations
  • CMUNC - Carey Model United Nations Conference
  • YMUN - Yale Model United Nations
  • HNMUN - Harvard Model United Nations
  • BosMUN - Boston/MIT Model United Nations
  • AUMUN - American University United Nation

Noted Alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

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