The Class of 2021 Glen Pettit Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Robert Giacoia, who will be attending SCCC in the fall with aspirations of becoming a NYC Firefighter. Congratulation, Robert Giacoia! (Photo: High School Principal Ron Hoffer, Robert Giacoia, and Middle School Teacher Tara Felice).
The scholarship is established for News12 Long Island cameraman and NYPD officer Glen Pettit to remember his legacy. Pettit served as a News12 photojournalist, volunteer firefighter with Ronkonkoma's Lakeland Fire Department and officer in the NYPD's video unit. At the World Trade Center on 9/11, Pettit was filming the towers while also helping fellow photographers and office workers get out of the buildings.