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|Walt Whitman High School|
301 West Hills Road
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||South Huntington Union Free School District|
|Website||Walt Whitman High School|
Walt Whitman High School is a four-year public secondary school located at 301 West Hills Road, in Huntington Station, New York. It is South Huntington Union Free School District's only high school, serving students in Huntington Station, South Huntington, Melville, and West Hills. The school typically has around 2,000 students in grades 9–12.
- Michael Campbell of the punk rock band Latterman
- Adam Ferrara, actor, comedian
- Jimmy Haslip, founder and bass player of the jazz fusion group "The Yellowjackets" graduated in 1970.
- Bruce Kapler, former sax player on the Late Show with David Letterman graduated in 1971.
- Jesse Zook Mann, Emmy Award-winning television and film director graduated in 1998
- Neal Marlens, creator of the sitcoms The Wonder Years, Growing Pains and Ellen.
- Laura Pergolizzi, pop/rock singer and songwriter
- Tim Stearns, professor at Stanford University, graduated in 1979
- Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot, attorney
- Dan Calichman, MLS player
- Gerry Cooney, boxer
- Tom Gugliotta, NBA player
- James "Jimmy" Jerkens, Thoroughbred horse racing trainer, graduated 1977
- Myles Jones, professional lacrosse player
- A. J. Preller, MLB executive
Walt Whitman High School host varsity teams in badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, football, field hockey, kickline, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
In 1964 and 1966, Walt Whitman High School hosted the 2nd and 4th annual NYSPHSAA state wrestling tournaments. The event didn't return to Long Island again until Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum hosted it in 2006. They won the State Championship for soccer in 2015.
- Football 1974 Suffolk County Conference AAA Champions defeating Huntington 32-30 in final, Rutger's Cup Champions (awarded)
- Football 1984 Suffolk County Division 1 Champions defeating Sachem 17–24 in final (This was as far as the team could have gone in those two seasons. The Long Island HS Football championships were not instituted until several years later.)
- Baseball 1975, 1976 Long Island Champions
- Cross Country 1975 New York State Champion
- Cross Country 2008 Section XI Suffolk County Champions (Class AA)
- Wrestling 1965 League I Champions
- Wrestling 1983 League 1A Champions
- Wrestling 2011–2012 League 2 Champions
- Girls Varsity Basketball Team League Champs 2013
- WWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team won Suffolk County CLASS A Soccer Champion
- WWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team 2015-2016 New York State Champions
- WWHS Marching Band 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 New York State Champions
- WWHS Indoor Color Guard, 2017 and 2018 National Champions
- Women's Soccer 1985,1986 and 1992 New York State Champions
- Tennis 2011 unseeded Brandon Stone wins Suffolk County title 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-5 over Jeremy Dubin of South Hampton.
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- Wood, Matthew (August 6, 2014). "Seven Things to Know About New Padres GM A.J. Preller". NBC San Diego. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
- "NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships - Tournament History". Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Baseball Crown To Whitman High". The New York Times. June 20, 1976. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
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- "Section XI Results". DyeStat. October 31, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
- Staff (May 24, 2011). "Unseeded Champion Crowned at Suffolk County Tennis Individual Championships". LI Tennis Magazine. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
- The Ultimate Walt Whitman High School Alumni Directory (not affiliated with Walt Whitman High School)
- WWHS Main Page