Local schools and athletes have been recognized for their participation in high school sports, by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
In addition, a Half Hollow Hills East student will be joining the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The SAAC is made up of two student-athlete representatives, one male and one female, from each of the eleven sections in New York State. Benjamin Glazebnik will represent Section XI athletes.
We are excited to welcome the new members and the returning members of the SAAC this school year”, said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director. “Having student voices in our organization is key to providing feedback to further enhance and improve our programs with our member schools. We congratulate the members of the SAAC on their selection to this committee and look forward to their ideas and contributions during the upcoming school year.”
The SAAC will meet four times via teleconference during the school year. The first meeting will take place Sunday, Sept. 22. The third annual SAAC summit will take place on Saturday Nov. 30th and Sunday Dec.1 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse during the NYSPHSAA football championships.
In addition, the organization named local schools Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners. Northport and Elwood high schools were named schools of distinction, while Walt Whitman, Commack and Half Hollow Hills West were named schools of excellence.