The Bellport High School "Wall of Fame" 2011 is proud to induct eight new members.
Graduates from Bellport High School are selected on the basis of their
contributions to their profession and their community.
Listed below are the names of this year’s recipients, each who have earned the prestigious distinction of "Bellport High School Wall of Fame Inductee".
|Dr. Lisa Anderson||
Bellport High School Class of 1968
Lisa Andersen was the Valedictorian of Bellport High School
Class of 1968. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts
University, a Ph.D in political science and Certificate from the
Middle East Institute from Columbia University. Dr. Anderson is
currently the President of the American University in Cairo,
Egypt. She is a professor of international relations, with special
expertise in state formation and regime change.
From 1981 to 1986 Dr. Anderson was an assistant professor of
government and social studies at Harvard University. In 1986
Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of Columbia University.
Dr. Anderson’s research has included work on state formation in
the Middle East and North Africa; on regime change and
democratization in developing countries; and on social science,
academic research and public policy both in the United States
and around the world. She is the author of The State and Social
Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980 (1986), coeditor
of The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991), editor of
Transitions to Democracy (1999) and author of Pursuing Truth,
Exercising Power; Social Science and Public Policy in the
Twenty-first Century (2003), as well as numerous scholarly
BELLPORT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1986
Frank Castellano is a 1990 graduate of the US Naval Academy. He attended the Naval
Postgraduate School earning a Master of Science Degree in systems Technology and
the United States Naval War College earning his Master of Arts degree in National
Security and Strategic Studies.
Commander Castellano was the commanding officer of the USS Bainbridge during the
April 12, 2009 rescue of Captain Phillips from pirates off the coast of Somalia. On
Sunday, April 12, 2009, Captain Richard Phillips was rescued from his pirate captors.
Kirk Lippold, former Commander of the USS Cole and superior officer to Castellano at
the time said Commander Castellano is absolutely rock solid, a very mature and
experienced commanding officer. During his military assignments he has earned two
Meritorius Service Medals and three Navy and Marien Corps Commendation Medals
and a Navy Surface Warfare Badge.
Bellport High School Class of 1990
Bellport High School graduate Harold Jasper, Class of 1990 has been categorized by his
former football coach, Joe Cipp as the “Most accomplished modern day athlete.”
Harold was a three sport athlete playing football, basketball and track. He holds the
New York State record in track having jumped 6’8” in the high jump and he was on the
New York State winning relay team. He was an intricate member of the Bellport High
School varsity basketball team holding several records. Harold had the honor of being
an All-Big Ten Selection Player, a USA New York State Player of the Year, a Bellport
Football Hall of Fame Inductee and Harold has been inducted into the Long Island Hall
of Fame. After leaving Bellport High School Harold received an athletic scholarship to
play football at the University of Iowa where he started all four years and was appointed
the captain of the team in his senior year.
Kyu Young Kim
Bellport High School Class of 1990
Kyu Young Kim was the Valedictorian of Bellport High School Class of 1990. He is
currently the Associate Concertmaster of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He studied
violin at Curtis Institute and Julliard School. Kyu was concertmaster of the orchestras
at both schools as well as at Bellport High School.
Kyu is a member of the Daedalus Quartet, which recently won the 2001 Banff
International String Quartet Competition. This quartet performed a benefit concert for
the South Country Education Foundation.
Kyu has given solo recitals in Kode and Tokyo, Japan, New York, Chicago,
Philadelphia and Boston. He is widely recognized for his teaching and musical
outreach activities. Kyu has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, the
Music Institute of Chicago and the Interlochen Summer Festival.
Kyu compliments the Bellport High School music program for challenging his talents.
Randolph “Randy” Smith
Bellport High School Class of 1967
Randy Smith was a graduate of Bellport High School Class of 1967. Randy was an
all-star in basketball, soccer and track. After graduation he attended the Buffalo State.
While at Buffalo State Randy set records in every sport he played. By the time he
graduated Buffalo he was the school’s all-time leading scorer in soccer and basketball
and all-time rebound leader while playing guard and forward. After college Randy was
drafted in the 7th round by the Buffalo Braves basketball team. He quickly became a
great player being named to the NBA-All-Star team in 1978. After retiring from the
NBA after 12 seasons Randy continued to do what he loved, coached the Hartford
Hellcats semi-pro basketball team.
Bellport High School recently dedicated their gym in his honor. The celebration
memorialized his accomplishments and love of his home town.
Bellport High School Class of 1972
Paul Sparrow is a graduate of Bellport High School Class of 1972. Mr. Sparrow is a
graduate of the University of California-Santa Cruz and received a master’s of fine arts
degree from Center of Contemporary Music at Mills College.
Paul Sparrow is the senior-vice president of broadcasting for the Newseum, the world’s
most interactive museum, where five centuries of news history meets up to the second
technology on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Sparrow is an Emmy Award-winning television producer with more than 20 years
experience. He has produced more than 300 hours of prime-time programming,
hundreds of syndicated shows, 10 documentaries and several prime-time specials.
Mr. Sparrow produced and directed the award-winning prime special “Alcatraz-The
Escape,” in which a former inmate revealed for the first time the secret details of the
most famous escape in history.
Paul Sparrow was the co-executive producer of “Americas Most Wanted.” For his
efforts on behalf of crime victims, Mr. Sparrow received the U.S. Marshals Service’s
director’s award, their highest civilian honor.
L. ANTHONY (Tony) SUTIN
Bellport High School Class of 1977
L. Anthnoy (Tony) Sutin was the Bellport High School Valedictorian for the Class of 1977.
As a Dean of Students, Mr. Sutin was one of three people killed during a shooting
rampage by a disgruntled student on the campus of Appalachian School of Law in
Grundy, Virginia on January 16, 2002.
In a shortened life, Tony attained a prestigious, top-level career in law and politics, was
a beacon of compassion for all who knew him, and was a dedicated husband and father.
A clear and possibly the best demonstration of his contributions to society and the
world is a speech by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan given on the floor of the US
House of Representatives, a joint resolution of the Virginia State Senate and a
memoriam to Mr. Sutin by the Election Law Journal where he was an editor.
As further testimony of his success, the Harvard Law School created a student
fellowship in his name, the “L. Anthony Sutin Public Service Fellowship to be given to
a Harvard Law student who pursues a summer job dedicated to public service.
In high school, Tony was active in SEQ (Student for Environmental Equality) helping
to implement the New York State bottle bill. In his graduation speech he implored all
to make the world a better place.
Bellport High School Class of 1956
Doug Wells is a 1956 graduate of Bellport High School. He was a three sport athlete
playing baseball, soccer and basketball. In his senior year at Bellport High School he
batted higher than Boston Red Sox and Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastremski who
attended Bridgehampton High School. He served his country in the United States Army.
Doug and his wife Marva who passed away are lifelong residents of Bellport. He is a
member of the Bellport Methodist Church. In 1978 he served on the Board of Education
for the South Country Central School District. Among many of his pastimes is antique
collecting. Doug has volunteered his services through the years in the Republican Party
and the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport. Recreationally Doug is the base singer for an
acappella group called Somewhere in Time. Still living in the house he grew up in he
lives with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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