William E. DeLuca Jr. Elementary School is proud to announce this year's recipient of the 'Be Victorious Award.' This award goes to a student who best embodies the spirit of Victoria Vega Stamler, school social worker for North Babylon who lost her battle with cancer in 2015.

This year's recipient is Anthony Barile from Mr. Ierardi's 5th grade class. Anthony has been a student at DeLuca for his entire academic career. He is very quiet and reserved, yet always tries his best to participate, even when it is uncomfortable for him. We have watched Anthony grow and become more confident in communicating his feelings. Anthony is always kind and respectful to others. We are so very proud of Anthony and all he has accomplished. Anthony's name has been engraved on the 'Be Victorious' plaque which is hung in the lobby of the school. He will also receive a very special award during the 5th grade moving-up ceremony.