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.