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Accolades For Our District


2017-18 School Year


  • 1/25//18 - Three chamber music ensembles from the Great Neck South High School chamber music program have been selected as winners of the Long Island regional high school chamber music competition, part of the 2018 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Musicians Program.

  • 1/25//18 - Eight Great Neck North High School students were invited to participate in the Long Island Psychology Fair at Roslyn High School on Jan. 11. The students presented their science research projects to a panel of psychology professionals, and two of the projects won awards in the biopsychology division.

  • 1/11//18 - Great Neck South senior Glory Chung has been selected by Newsday sports writers for the second team All-Long Island Field Hockey Team. She is the first field hockey player in Great Neck South High School history to receive this honor.

  • 1/8//18 - Seven students from the Great Neck Public Schools—three from North High School and four from South High School—have been named 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. They are Natasha Dilamani, Amy Shteyman and Megan Xu of North High, and Daniel Kim, Eric Kuang, Cindy Wang and Michelle Xing of South High.

  • 12/21//17 - Benjamin T. Rossen, a sophomore at Great Neck South High School, is a finalist in two national music competitions. Benjamin has been named a national finalist as a pianist in the classical music division of the 2018 YoungArts Foundation Competition, as well as a national finalist in the Student Composition Competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

  • 12/21//17 - Congratulations to Great Neck North High School sophomore Jeremy Bernstein, who earned first place for his cello performance at the third annual Manhattan International Music Competition.

  • 12/14//17 - Four students from the Great Neck Public Schools have received the Outstanding Physical Education Award from the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD).

  • 11/22//17 - The New York State English Council has selected Alan C. Schwartz as a 2017 Educator of Excellence. Mr. Schwartz is the music department head at South Middle School in the Great Neck Public Schools.

  • 11/16//17 - Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) has won a first-place award from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM)-Northeast Region 2017 Video Festival. GNPS/TV received Best Video honors in the Educational Program category for their six-minute spotlight video, "GNPS South Middle Cultural Heritage Celebration, 2016." The Cultural Heritage Celebration is an annual event held at South Middle School.

  • 11/1//17 - Rosemary Sloggatt, art teacher at Saddle Rock School, will soon become a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).

  • 11/1//17 - North High School musicians have been invited to perform at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) Holiday Concert to benefit music education programs.

  • 11/1//17 - Grace Luo, a freshman at South High School, originally selected as a Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) Alternate has been placed into the LISFA orchestra, Secondary Division, grades 9-10. She will play violin II.

  • 11/1//17 - Twenty Great Neck Public School students were selected for the 2017-18 Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) Orchestras, Intermediate Division (grades 5, 6, and 7-8).

  • 10/26//17 - Nine Great Neck Public Schools students from North High School, South High School, and South Middle School have been accepted to perform in Honor Concert Bands at the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands Conference. One student was named an Alternate.

  • 10/26//17 - Nine Great Neck Public Schools students from North High School, South High School, and South Middle School have been accepted to perform in Honor Concert Bands at the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands Conference. One student was named an Alternate.

  • 10/19//17 - Six South High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, one of the most prestigious student competitions in the science community. They are: Shao Chen, Kimberly Lu, Cindy Wang, Ethan Wang, Michelle Xing, and Ann Zhang. Science research teachers/advisors at South High are Dr. Carol Hersh, Nicole Spinelli, and Dr. James Truglio.

  • 10/12//17 - Samuel Levine, a junior at South High School, originally selected as a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Music Conference Alternate, has been placed into the All-State Wind Ensemble. He will play the flute.

  • 10/5//17 - Fiona Lyngstad-Hughes, a junior at South High School, originally selected as a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Music Conference Alternate has been placed into the All-State Treble Chorus, Soprano II. A treble chorus is made up of sopranos and altos. Fiona will join South's previously announced musicians selected for All-State: Michelle Xing, Eric Yang, and Asia Zhang.

  • 10/5//17 - Seven Great Neck Public School high school students were selected for the 2017-18 Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) orchestras, Secondary Division.

  • 10/5//17 - North High School sophomore Jeremy Bernstein and recent grads Lauren Goldsamt and Sofia Notar-Francesco all participated in selective or competitive, audition-based music programs over the summer.

  • 9/28/17 - Thirty-four seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). To achieve this honor, they placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.6 million juniors who took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

  • 9/28/17 - The Village School has again been named a W!SE Blue Star School having excelled on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. This marks the ninth time the school earned this award, which will be presented in November. The award is for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • 9/28/17 - Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV), for the third year in a row, took top awards from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and also earned a special award at the Broadcast Awards for Senior High (BASH). The district won two ACM 2017 Hometown Media Awards that were presented at a ceremony in Minneapolis, in August. Awards were for Best Broadcast of a Performance or Concert (for the South High School production of the opera, Carmen) and for Best Film (for the 2016 film, Spaghetti Dinner, an annual South Middle School event). BASH presented GNPS/TV with a special Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their longstanding commitment to broadcast programs. South Middle, in particular, was honored for having the longest media program in a public school. The program began when the school opened in 1958, under the leadership of Vera Larner who taught TV and radio classes.

  • 9/20/17 - Twenty-three seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC).

  • 9/7/17 - Five highly talented musicians from North and South High Schools have been selected for the prestigious and very competitive 2017 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester, Nov. 30–Dec. 3. In addition, eight South High students were named Alternates for the event.

  • 9/1/17 - Isabel Yang, a senior at North High School, is a recipient of a Long Island Scholar-Artist Award of Merit. She was named one of twenty students to receive this outstanding honor.

  • 9/1/17 - Amy Shteyman, a senior at North High School, is a recipient of a 2017 Rising Scientist Award, presented by the Child Mind Institute and the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

 

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