Junior-Senior High School eighth graders John Giannotti and Keira O’Neil were recently honored as Outstanding Physical Education Students of the Year from the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Both students were selected by members of the East Rockaway faculty based on a variety of criteria. This includes exhibiting a physically active lifestyle inside and outside of school; demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior, including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship; demonstrating leadership and positively influencing his/her peers; contributing to their school physical education and health education programs; and demonstrating and valuing a healthy lifestyle, wellness and lifelong learning. In addition, students were also selected based on their exceptional achievement in health education and/or physical education classes and achieving a high level of physical fitness on approved fitness test.
The district congratulates John and Keira on their exceptional efforts in throughout the year.