South High Badminton teams win County Championships
The South High School Badminton program capped off successful seasons with Conference and County championship titles, including Nassau County singles and doubles champions on the boys team and a County team championship for the girls.
The Boys Badminton team completed the fall season (played from March–April 2021) as Undefeated Conference I Champions. The Rebels were runners-up in the County championship team tournament, but Great Neck athletes brought home championship titles from the singles and doubles tournament. Ryan Wu is the Nassau County Singles Champion, and Yang Wang and Aidan Din are the Nassau County Doubles Champions.
The Girls Badminton team finished the spring season (May–June) with a regular season record of 9-1. The Lady Rebels earned the title of Nassau County Badminton Team Champions by defeating Jericho by a score of 5-2 at the team tournament in June. Great Neck’s team victory was supported by singles match wins by Kayla Wu, Emily Xia and Bernice Wang, and doubles match wins by Grace Fong and Nicole Yim, and Myra Saeed and Preeti Shaji.
The coach for both the boys and girls badminton teams is Allison Gottfried, guidance counselor at South High. Ms. Gottfried was honored as Nassau County Coach of the Year.
South High seniors receive NSCAC certificates of commendation
Six seniors from South High School have been presented with Certificates of Commendation from the North Shore Community Arts Council (NSCAC).
Each recipient was recognized for his/her creative skills and exceptional achievement in various disciplines of the arts. This year’s recipients and their certificate categories are: Arianna Alvarez, choral music; Joonha Chung, orchestra music; Nathan Cohen, drama; Erik Lyngstad-Hughes, band music; Lia Seo, band music; and Uma Tseyang, art.
North Middle School wins Vocabulary Bowl
For the third consecutive year, North Middle School has been crowned Division II Champions in the annual Vocabulary Bowl, sponsored by vocabulary.com.
The Vocabulary Bowl is a competition in which students master new words to score points for their school. North Middle students learned the most new words of any middle school (grades 6–8) with 500–999 students, thus earning the Middle School Division II Championship title. In total, North Middle students mastered 127,824 new words during the 2020–21 school year.
“The Blazers’ decisive win cemented their Bowl legacy and sets them up as the ones to beat in Division II next season,” reads an announcement on the vocabulary.com website.
In addition to their Division II title, North Middle placed second out of all New York schools that competed in the 2020–21 Vocabulary Bowl; fourth out of all middle schools in the nation; and thirteenth overall out of 43,520 schools representing grades K–12 in the United States and Canada.
GNPS calendar notices for July 2021
Thursday, July 1
- Board of Education Organizational Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at North Middle School, 77 Polo Rd. Info: www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/meetings or 441-4001. (Note that this meeting time and location are different than listed in the 2020–21 District Calendar.)
Tuesday, July 6
- Community Education Summer Semester Begins. Register/Info: www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/ce or 441-4949.
- Summer Enrichment and Summer Recreation Programs Begin. Info: www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/summer or 441-4045.