Accolades For Our District

2014-15

  • 4/30/15 - Ten students from North and South High Schools took awards, including two First Place, at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF). LISEF is known as a Varsity Research Fair for high school students.

  • 4/16/15 - Talented music students from South High and South Middle Schools have been selected to perform at prestigious Lincoln Center concerts.

  • 4/16/15 - For the ninth time, the Great Neck Public School District has been named among the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, a coalition of music and educational organizations.

  • 4/16/15 - North High School's student newspaper, Guide Post, received two First Place Awards at the Adelphi University Quill Awards for Outstanding Journalism, held last month. Top awards were for Most Outstanding Newspaper and for Best Layout.

  • 4/9/15 - South High students Michelle Mu Yang, Annie Yang, Annabelle Ng, and Emma Lu took First Place in the Group Website category of the LI Regional National History Day Competition. They will now advance to the NYS Level Competition, held at the end of April. The four are Advanced Placement US History students of Frances Tria.

  • 4/9/15 - On Sunday, April 26, the Great Neck School Community is invited to a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools. The event is called the "Showcase of Achievement: Celebrating 200 Years of Excellence and the Kickoff for 200 More!" The Showcase will be from 1-4 p.m., at South High School, 341 Lakeville Road.

  • 4/2/15 - Dr. Teresa Prendergast will be the next superintendent of the Great Neck Public Schools, effective July 15, 2015. Dr. Thomas Dolan is retiring, effective July 31, 2015. Dr. Prendergast's appointment was approved at the public session of the Board of Education on March 30. She will become Great Neck's 11th superintendent and the second woman to hold that position.

  • 3/19/15 - Some 76 North High School musicians have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, on Saturday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m., as part of the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Programs at Carnegie Hall.

  • 3/19/15 - At its meeting on Monday, March 30, the Board of Education will introduce and appoint the new superintendent of the Great Neck Public Schools. Her start date will be July 15, 2015.

  • 3/12/15 - Joshua, an eighth-grader at North Middle School, qualified at the school level to now compete in the 2015 New York State National Geographic State Bee, to be held in Albany at the end of March. Ellen Bronheim, social studies department head, is the faculty coordinator for the Geographic Bee at North Middle.

  • 3/5/15 - Mathcounts teams from North Middle School and South Middle School recently took awards at the Nassau County Mathcounts Competition. North Middle's team took Second Place and South Middle won Third Place, qualifying both teams to advance to the State competition at the end of March.

  • 3/5/15 - South High School teams swept First and Second Place at the recent 2015 Protein Modeling Challenge. First Place winners: Joohee Gha, Ethan Schonhaut, and Wenzhen Zhao. Second Place winners: Angela Chi, James Liu, and Helena Woroniecka. Faculty advisor was Dr. James Truglio, science research teacher.

  • 2/19/15 - Four South High School seniors took top honors at the New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design Competition titled, "Long Island's Finest." They are: Sarah Haggerty, Samantha Klainberg, Jimin Lee, and Kimberly Yee. Kimberly received First Place, Jimin took Second Place, Samantha took Third Place, and Sarah received an Honorable Mention. Their art teachers are Karen Cuchel, art department head, and Lisa Stancati.

  • 2/5/15 - Twenty-eight student musicians in the Great Neck Public Schools excelled at this year's All-County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center, in January. Students earned positions of recognition after being tested for proficiency at rehearsals just prior to the All-County concerts.

  • 2/5/15 - South High School's Science Olympiad Team A took Second Place at the 2015 New York State Science Olympiad, Nassau West Regional, competing against 33 other teams. Team members are: Su Yeon (Rachel), Angela, Suann, Esther, Yiqing (Elissa), Lynn, Elliot, Robbin, Jacqueline, Jacob, Hamsavardhaan, Robin, Michelle Mu, Sherry, and Jaysen.

  • 2/3/15 - At the recent Nassau County Individual Fencing Championships, fencers from North and South High Schools took top awards, including three gold medals.

  • 1/29/15 - Three students from South High School were named winners in the 2014-15 Long Island High School Psychology Fair. There are two levels of awards: Best in Category and Honorable Mention. Jacob Mathai took Best in Category in Biopsychology. The team of Tooba Alwani and Ramya Kumar earned Honorable Mention in Interdisciplinary Psychology.

  • 1/22/15 - Four students from North and South High Schools were named Semifinalists in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Intel (the former Westinghouse competition) is the country's oldest pre-college science competition and is considered by many to be the most prestigious. North High's winners are Monica Beeferman and Jessy Lin. Their faculty sponsors are Alan Schorn and Jessica Schust, science research teachers. South High's Semifinalists are Robbin Jang and Jay Zussman. Their science research teachers are Drs. Carol Hersh and James Truglio.

  • 1/15/15 - A total of 425 students from Great Neck North and South High Schools have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board for their exceptional scores on college-level AP examinations. Award recipients are current juniors and seniors, as well as those who were graduated in June 2014.

  • 12/29/14 - Four musicians from North and South High Schools have been selected to perform at the biennial 2015 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, on April 12, in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • 12/14/14 - South High School seniors Elias Kokalis and Ji Ann Greenberg are each recipients of an Outstanding Physical Education Award presented annually by the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Nassau Zone.

  • 12/12/14 - The first-ever, LIVE broadcast of a GNPS/TV program took place on Friday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m.

  • 12/4/14 - Great Neck North and South High Schools have been named 2015 GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists by the GRAMMY Foundation. They are among 120 public school music programs in the nation to receive this honor.

  • 11/20/14 - South High School music students, under the able guidance of Michael Schwartz, performing arts chairperson/instrumental music teacher, and Pamela Levy, vocal music teacher, have excelled in the school's chamber music programs and have consistently been chosen to perform at Lincoln Center, in the Chamber Music Society Young Musicians Concerts. It was a well-earned accolade, therefore, when Mr. Schwartz and Dr. Levy were invited by Derek Balcom, Lincoln Center's director of education, to assist with the handbook, "Building a Chamber Music Program, A Teacher's Guide," produced by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

  • 11/20/14 - Alan Schorn, science research and physics teacher at North High School, has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher Finalist.

  • 11/20/14 - Three South Middle School teachers--Sandi Cooper, Catherine Graybosch, and Justin Lander--were workshop presenters at the 2014 Long Island Technology and Education Summit.

  • 11/13/14 - Sixteen Great Neck Public Schools secondary students have been accepted to perform in the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands. A middle school student was named an Alternate.

  • 11/6/14 - Niche, an education review Web site, has ranked GNPS as a top ten best public school district in the United States. Read the Business Insider Article or view the 2015 Niche Top 100 National Rankings.

  • 10/23/14 - The Village School has been named a W!SE Blue Star School having excelled on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. The award, to be presented in November, is for the 2013-14 academic year. Village School met the award requirements by having a majority of students who took the exam achieve an average score of 80 or greater. In conjunction with Village being named a Blue Star School, Jeffrey Bernstein, economics, social studies, and government teacher, has been named a Gold Star Teacher.
  • 10/16/14 - Two Great Neck Public Schools secondary teachers have excelled in professional writing and photography. Joseph Rutkowski, North High School instrumental music teacher, has articles appearing in the September 2014 editions of two professional music journals. Deidre Elzer-Lento, technology department chairperson and yearbook photography advisor at South Middle School, had one of her photos chosen as the "Photo of the Day" for October 3, by Imaging Resource, one of the largest photo news and review sites on the Web.

  • 10/16/14 - Four Great Neck South High School seniors have been named winners in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. Jay Zussman is a Regional Finalist. Named Semifinalists are: Justin Chen, Katie Tan, and Eric Zhong. The Competition gives students the opportunity to conduct original research and reveals the brightest high school minds in contention for this teen-science prize.
  • 10/9/14 - Fourteen secondary students were selected for the 2014-15 Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) Orchestra.

  • 10/9/14 - Pianists from North and South High Schools have been named Alternates to the ninth annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Piano Showcase, to be held in Rochester, on Dec. 5. Selected were: North High sophomore Zachary Lee and junior Kejia (Madeleine) Wang, and South High senior Ulani Qi.
  • 9/24/14 - Fourteen highly talented high school music students have been selected for the competitive 2014 NYSSMA Conference All-State, to be held in Rochester, Dec. 4-7. In addition, 10 students were named Alternates for the event.

  • 9/24/14 - Three students in the Great Neck Public Schools--Leerone, Maximilian, and Benjamin--are recipients of prestigious academic and music awards.
  • 9/11/14 - Twenty-five seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Semifinalists are: Daniel Hanover, Elliot Kohanbash, Nathaniel Libman, Jessy Lin, Evan Mironov, Cuilee Sha, Eric Wang, Matthew Wigler, and Jonathan Windsor. William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists are: Christine An, Justin Chen, Esther Cho, Rachel Coons, Brett Dieber, Aaron Engel, Danna Greenberg, Jin Hyup (Joseph) Hong, Andrew Hu, William Huh, Casey Li, Wan Kyoo Noh, Hamsavardhaan Pillai, Katie Tan, Samuel Tokar, and Jay Zussman. These Semifinalists are among the 16,000 named nationwide, having scored among the highest in New York State on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which they took last year.

  • 9/11/14 - Three South High School seniors have been selected for the highly prestigious 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from Oct. 26-29. Accepted for All-National are Diana Charlop, who will sing soprano in the Mixed Chorus, and Emily Zhou, who will play bassoon in the Symphony Orchestra. Chosen as an alternate is Rebecca Schifilliti. If accepted, she will play flute in the Orchestra.

 

 

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