Great Neck North High School Honored By New York State


New York State is honoring the Great Neck North High School with the 2021 ‘What’s Great in our State’ School/School District Award.

Across New York State, education systems have increasingly recognized the importance of supporting wellness and addressing the mental health needs of their students. Great Neck North High School is being recognized for its partnership with students, families, teachers, school administrators and other professionals to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments. It prioritizes wellness in the school culture and organizes an annual Mental Health and Wellness Week with presentations, student workshops and mindfulness activities.

“Great Neck North High School shows us ‘What’s Great in Our State’ by creating an environment that ensures students can achieve success academically, socially and emotionally,” New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan, said.

“Having a safe, stigma-free environment where children can address behavioral health struggles and promote mindfulness has a profound impact on their educational experience. We thank Great Neck North High School and all our honorees for their hard work and commitment to children’s mental health.”

Great Neck North High School was presented with the award at the annual ‘What’s Great in our State 2021’ event on May 4 held virtually via Zoom. The celebration recognizes the individuals and programs that are successfully advancing the cause of children’s mental health in New York State.

“The counseling team of Great Neck North High School is pleased to be recognized for our efforts to provide support services and resources to our students, parents and community,” Dan Holtzman, Principal of Great Neck North High School said. “Our team is giving students the tools and skills needed to help them lead socially and emotionally healthy lives.”

—Submitted by the New York State Office of Mental Health

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