On Friday, May 1, the William Floyd School District along with the William Floyd Alumni Association honored its 7th class of Distinguished Alumni – those who have made great contributions to society in their chosen career fields. The program is designed to inspire current students and reconnect with alumni and celebrate their accomplishments. This year’s class includes Christine Bensen, Class of 1986, a marketing and business professional; Harold Deiters III, Class of 1989, a certified public accountant; James Horkovich, Class of 1965, an engineer and defense industry professional; Josephine Smith, Class of 1999, the first female legacy of the FDNY; and Mark Mensch, Class of 1982, an educator in the William Floyd School District.
Each distinguished alumni spent one class period addressing large groups of students, enjoyed a professional quality lunch catered by the William Floyd High School Culinary Arts students, toured the high school and the new Rita Rech Museum of William Floyd School District History, and were honored at a plaque unveiling ceremony (video below). The day concluded with an awards dinner at the West Lake Inn in Patchogue.