The Susan E. Wagner High School Falcons lined the hallway as Borough President Vito Fossella announced the allocation of $100,000 for locker room renovations in the new state-of-the-art weight room for the football team. He was joined by Principal David Cugini; Arthur Newcombe, the head coach of the football team, and representatives of the Department of Education.
The weight room, which was funded by the Department of Education and the alumni of Wagner High School, is complete and the locker room is under construction.
Principal Cugini called Borough President Fossella “an incredible friend to Susan Wagner and all the schools on Staten Island.”
“He always puts students first,” said Principal Cugini during a press conference in the school. “He wants to give them the best opportunities possible.”
Borough President Fossella said completing the project was about teamwork.
“When you play Bayside this weekend, you’re going to beat Bayside as a team, so we came together as a team to do what we thought was in your interest and to make it better for the Falcons and the Susan Wagner family,” said Borough President Fossella. “I see your slogan over there -- dedication, determination, discipline. And that’s really what life is about, whether it’s a team working out or studying. This is about you, this is about putting the students first and giving you the very best that we can offer. And, now it’s up to you to you take advantage of that, no excuses, do your best, and anything is possible in this great world.”