South High School of the Great Neck Public Schools has been honored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) as a recipient of the 2022–23 School of Distinction Award.
South High is one of 15 high schools in Nassau County to receive the distinction, which requires that 100% of a school’s varsity teams qualify for the Scholar-Athlete Team award during their respective season.
In 2023, 84 schools state-wide earned the School of Distinction Award, with an additional 219 schools earning the School of Excellence Award, which requires that 75% of a school’s varsity teams qualify for the Scholar-Athlete Team award.
“The School of Excellence and School of Distinction Awards exemplify the mission of NYSPHSAA, education through interscholastic athletics,” said Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “It is amazing to see the commitment to academic excellence from the schools, administrators, coaches, and student-athletes.”
South High Athletic Director Don Herr accepted this award on behalf of the school during a regional NYSPHSAA meeting on Sept. 15, 2023.