MacArthur High School Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame
It is the beginning of a new tradition in the Levittown School District, as a Hall of Fame has been established to honor and celebrate high school alumni who have touched the lives of many. Before the MacArthur High School homecoming game on Sept. 16, four MacArthur graduates were officially inducted into the district's Hall of Fame.
Surrounded by community members, administrators, faculty and students, the honorees were announced on the football field during the pre-game homecoming festivities and were presented with an award for being named 2017 inaugural inductees.
Honorees included Sal Carrillo, a 1973 MacArthur graduate who owns Sal's Place on Hicksville Road; John Theissen, a 1989 MacArthur graduate who founded the John Theissen Children's Foundation; Sue Petersen Lubow, a 1971 MacArthur graduate who was the first female to become an athletic director at any U.S. federal service academy across the nation; and David Falk, a 1968 MacArthur graduate who became one of the premier sports agents in the nation, most notably negotiating the most lucrative contract (at the time) in NBA history for his client, Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks. He also represented NBA great Michael Jordan.
Due to Lubow's passing in 2015, her mother Hazel, husband Stewart and daughter Sarah were present to receive the award in her memory. Falk was unable to attend the ceremony, but was recognized for his impressive accomplishments. He will be the keynote speaker at MacArthur High School's graduation this Spring.
"Individuals are selected for the Levittown Hall of Fame based on contributions in a variety of areas, including music, the arts, science, education, athletics, philanthropy and others," Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Todd Winch said. "We are so proud to recognize the contributions of these individuals to our broader society as they are examples of what we mean when we say 'success for every student.'"
The district will induct the remainder of the Hall of Fame honorees from both Levittown Memorial High School and Division Avenue High School at Division Avenue's homecoming on Oct. 14.