DuWayne Gregory

  •              Name: DuWayne Gregory

    ·         Year Graduated High School: 1987

    ·         HS Athletic Accomplishments:

    o   1986 All-County Soccer

    o   1987 All-County Track

    ·         Year Graduated College and College Attended: 1991 – North Carolina Wesleyan College

    ·         Sports Played in College: Soccer

    ·         What do you do for a living now? I am involved in government and politics. I serve as the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature. I am currently in my fifth term.

    ·         What social and educational benefits did playing high school sports provide? Playing sports allowed me to challenge myself as an individual and learn to be a part of something bigger. Team camaraderie was also an important aspect of the social development of playing team sports.

    ·         What's the most important life lesson you’ve learned from participating in high school activities? Coach Watkins drilled in us “to try is to fail, to do is to succeed.” I live by those words. What they mean to me is to always do your best.

    ·         What are the most important things you learned from your high school coaches and high school teammates? Success isn’t defined by wins or losses, it is defined by your attitude during the process.

    ·         How did participating in HS sports help you academically? Sports develops discipline and confidence, which is crucial for succeeding academically.


    ·         What was your favorite moment as a Musketeer? When I scored a goal with a few seconds left in the game from thirty-five yards out against Hauppauge.

    ·         What were the benefits of growing up in Central Islip and attending the Central Islip HS? Central Islip is a diverse community with hard working people. The benefit of experiencing that diversity prepares you better for the world that other students from less diverse areas may not have.

    ·         Anything else you want to add? Participating in team sports was inspiring and thrilling. To be a part of something that the entire school would have pride in was special.


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