Vicente Facey Antonio Jr. (Class of 2014), is in his second year studying Architecture at New York City College of Technology. “My favorite part about attending WHSAD was learning skills in AutoCAD and the hands-on workshop classes. It didn’t feel like a school, but more like a place where I could enjoy a hobby. My advice to current students at WHSAD is to take advantage of all the internships available if you wish to pursue architecture after high school. Also, get high scores on all of your Regents exams, and make good friends with your faculty. You never know when you might need them.” … [Read more...]
Where Are They Now?
Read about what our alumni have accomplished since graduating from WHSAD.
Nathifa Debellotte (Class of 2016), is in her first year at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. She is enrolled in a 5-year Architecture Program and is a starting attendee of NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architect Students). “Learn what you can at WHSAD and do you own research in whatever major you plan on studying. Also, get involved in clubs and get an internship in your field of interest now so it’s easier for you to get jobs during and after college.” … [Read more...]
John Fermin (Class of 2014), is in his 2nd year studying Civil Engineering at Queensborough Community College (QCC). John took advantage of the articulation agreement that WHSAD has with QCC and earned six (6) college credits in Architecture upon graduation from WHSAD. John also works for Verizon through UNOC. He uses his knowledge of AutoCAD and blueprint reading to make sure contractors know if Verizon lines are involved in their projects. “My favorite memories of WHSAD include working with AutoCAD in [Mr.] Codio’s class and being mentored by Mr. D’Amato. Both were important aspects of my high school career. One word of advice that I have for current students is to enjoy your time at WHSAD because before you know it, high … [Read more...]
Yalina Walrond (Class of 2016) is in her first year at Kean University majoring in Marketing while working as a Visual Supervisor at Victoria’s Secret. “The greatest part about WHSAD is the staff. They genuinely care about their students. My advice to current students is to live in the moment and appreciate your years at WHSAD. You will greatly miss the environment there when you graduate!" … [Read more...]
Arlene Lindo, graduate of Williamsburg High School Architecture Design's Class of 2015, currently attends SUNY Oswego where she is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Arlene has been a constant presence at WHSAD, putting aside time to assist Mr. Codio, Mr. Rodriguez and current WHSAD students with Work Based Learning projects. … [Read more...]
Joshua Melendez is a U.S. Navy Seaman serving as an Information Systems Technician aboard the USS Anzio, a guided missile cruiser operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for maintaining the shipboard computers and information network. “I enjoy working with computers and helping people out,” Melendez said. “Serving in the Navy means taking care of family, and gaining a new family that you have to learn how to take care of,” Melendez said. “So it is always ship, shipmate, self and your own family.” Capt. Frank X. Castellano, the commanding officer of USS Anzio, said he was proud of the job done by crew members during a recent eight-month deployment overseas in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the fight against … [Read more...]
Trent Cobb, WHSAD Class of 2011, currently attends New York City College of Technology where he is majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology. Trent is also working as a Wireless Field Support Technician for Natural Wireless. “My favorite part about WHSAD was the afterschool programs that were offered (ex. video game club, theatre club, and track and field). My advice to current students: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. … [Read more...]
Christina Delancy, WHSAD Class of 2015, currently attends the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY, where she is majoring Landscape Architecture. “My favorite/most memorable part about attending WHSAD is when we took a field trip to go see, A Raisin In The Sun starring Denzel Washington, in my junior year after we had finished reading the play in Mr. Rodriguez’s English class. My advice to current students is to take as many AP exams and free college courses as you can so that you can already have those credits under your belt when you reach college.” … [Read more...]
Tommy currently attends Laguardia Community College where he is enrolled in the AAS Paramedic Program. The Paramedic Program at LaGuardia has enjoyed a rich history of developing many of New York City’s finest paramedics, boasting 11 years of 100% pass rates on the NYS Department of Health Paramedic Certification Exam. “The most memorable part about WHSAD was the people. From the friends that I made to all of the amazing teachers that I had, it was a very supportive (and fun) community.” “My advice to all current students is to take advantage of the opportunities and be successful! Time will go by faster than you think.” … [Read more...]
Jasmine Cumberbatch is currently In her sophomore year at Arcadia University studying Interior Design. “One of the best features of WHSAD is honestly the teachers. I actually believe the staff at WHSAD is amongst the best in the world. They show such a great interest in every student and will take time out of their personal lives to make sure we’re getting the best possible education available to us. I encourage any current student at WHSAD to use their time with the teachers wisely. After high school, they won’t be able to help you as much, but they’ll always be there for you.” … [Read more...]