John Glenn students raise money for Cutinella scholarship, donate plaque

01/13/2015 3:00 PM |
Students at John Glenn High School donated a "54" plaque to Shoreham-Wading River in memory of Tom Cutinella. (Credit: John Glenn School District)

Students at John Glenn High School donated a “54” plaque to Shoreham-Wading River in memory of Tom Cutinella. (Credit: Elwood Union Free School District)

Students and community members from the John Glenn School District raised more than $4,500 for the Tom Cutinella Scholarship Fund, the school district said.

Glenn students also created a No. 54 plaque in memory of Cutinella, which now hangs in the Shoreham-Wading River High School gymnasium. The plaque was put in place last week, said Shoreham athletic director Mark Passamonte.

The students, faculty and staff of Glenn High School presented a check for $4,559 to Ed Troyano, the president of the Wildcat Athletic Club. The scholarship fund has raised more than $100,000, according to the figure listed on the athletic club website Jan. 13. The goal, originally set for $25,000 shortly after Cutinella’s death Oct. 1, now stands at $154,000.

Cutinella, 16, died following an on-field collision during a football game at John Glenn High School. The Wildcats and Glenn went on to play each other in the Division IV county championship game, which Shoreham won.

The No. 54 plaque was recently placed on the wall of Shoreham-Wading River High School's gym. (Credit: John Glenn School District)

The No. 54 plaque was recently placed on the wall of Shoreham-Wading River High School’s gym. (Credit: Elwood Union Free School District)

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