Accolades For Our District

2017-18 School Year

  • 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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