Farmingville, NY – – On January 30, Councilman Michael Loguercio visited Longwood High School in Middle Island to honor Senior student Wallace (Wally) Wilson III for being named the winner of the New York State High School Football Coaches Association 12th Man Award. This recognition is awarded to a single athlete in the state who overcame adversity or medical hardship. At age 14, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Graves’ Disease. After overcoming many personal health challenges, he was able to return to Longwood High School as a junior, join the varsity football team and start each game of the season. Pictured (left to right) are Longwood Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Alicia Smith; Head Varsity Football Coach and Teacher, Sean Kluber; Councilman Michael Loguercio; Wallace Wilson III and Longwood Central School District Superintendent, Dr. Lance Lohman.
Councilman Loguercio said, "We wish you continued success in all your future endeavors and we know that you will continue to make all of Longwood proud!"