Miller Place School District Forges Bonds Across the Pond

Miller Place School District senior student at Miller Place High School, Joseph Panico, recently participated in the prestigious American Football Worldwide (AFW) ELITE High School program. The football league gives well-accomplished high school football players from throughout the United States an opportunity to travel around the world to compete against the best U19 football players from other countries. Panico and the AFW team recently returned from their trip with a 28-7 victory against the Italian National 19U Team, the team’s 4th consecutive victory. Panico was the only student from New York State who was selected to participate in this opportunity.

“I loved getting to practice in different European cities each day and meeting with the Italian team,” said Panico. “After the game both teams shared stories and experiences from our home countries and we broadened each other’s cultural perspectives.”

The Miller Place School District offers a rigorous athletic program that helps students improve their athletic ability and fitness in addition to their classroom performance, teamwork, confidence and leadership. This opportunity was part of the Miller Place School District’s commitment to providing students with a variety of athletic and cultural experiences in which they can broaden both their physical and intellectual skills. To learn more about the Miller Place School District please visit: