Whiz Kid: Justin Willig a Volunteer, Athlete and Scholar

Willig earned Eagle Award and graduated from Miller Place High School in 2011.

Name: Justin Willig - Age 18

School: Miller Place High School Class of 2011

Accomplishments: Justin Willig was in Boy Scouts for twelve years before earning his Eagle Award in March of this year. His Eagle project consisted of renovating an expanded shed at He organized volunteers to help him paint and re-shingle the exterior of the shed, as well as beautify the area surrounding the shed. On the interior, he cleaned, installed shelving and built and installed a workbench.

He has spent time volunteering with Trinity Lutheran Church by teaching vacation bible school, working at the Invited Inn soup kitchen and helping with a clothing drive for the homeless.

Keys to Awesomeness: While at MPHS, Willig took honors and AP classes and was on the honor roll or high honor roll throughout his four years. He played the saxophone in both the symphonic and jazz bands, competing in both NYSSMA and SCMEA competitions. He was on the Varsity winter track and baseball teams, as well as on the JV cross country team. He also played baseball with the Long Island Junior Ducks for five years, serving as co-captain for two of those years.

Willig was a member of the Varsity Club, National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society.  He received the award for General Academic Excellence as a 9th grader. He is currently attending Skidmore College in Saratoga.


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