Two student-athletes from Warwick Valley High School signed National Letters of Intent and will be competing at the collegiate level next year. On Tues., Nov. 26, a signing ceremony took place for Caroline Fatta and Behailu Bekel-Arcuri with their families, coaches and school administrators in attendance.
Caroline Fatta has signed a letter of intent to compete in track and field for SUNY Binghamton in Binghamton, NY. Fatta was part of the state chamption 4 x 400 meter relay team in 2019, qualifying for nationals. As a pole vaulter, she has a personal record leap of 10 feet. She also played two years of Varsity soccer.
Fatta maintains a 94.3 grade point average (GPA) and is ranked in the top 20% of her class. She is a four-year New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Scholar Athlete for both track and soccer and a member of the National Honor Society. Her major at Binghamton is undecided.
Caroline is the daughter of Janet Fatta and Louis Fatta of Warwick. Her brother, Luke, is a junior at Alfred State.
Behailu Bekele-Arcuri is a three-season track athlete who has signed a letter of intent to run track at Penn State University in State College, PA. He will compete in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track for the Big 10 Nittany Lions.
Bekele-Arcuri was the 2019 Class A Cross Country State Champion and he first male in Section IX to win four Section IX titles in that sport. He has finished in the top 10 in New York State for four consecutive years. He was also a Section IX champion in Mile and 2-Mile, as well as the County Chamption in the Steeplechase.
While a distance runner for Penn State, Bekele-Arcuri plans to study International Relations. His weighted GPA at WVHS is 84.83 where he participates in Gold Star Project, Leadership Academy, Student Government and is a member of the Model UN. He raised over $5000 for his community in Ethiopia this past summer.
Behailu is the son of Tom and Zewitu Bekele-Arcuri of Warwick. His sister Abigiya is a student at Warwick Valley Middle School.