Jared Kaiman of Great Neck North High School won the 2017 Andrew Stergiopoulos Leadership Award, a prestigious honor presented by Stergiopoulos’s brother, George Stergiopoulos, during Great Neck North’s annual Senior Awards Night.
The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to commemorating Stergiopoulos, a hockey player and former Great Neck student who
lost his life at the World Trade Center in 2001, by awarding academic and athletic awards and scholarships to students who exhibit the qualities that Stergiopoulos embodied—leadership, achievement, sportsmanship, diligence, empathy and vision. Each year, the foundation presents this award to an outstanding student from Great Neck North.
Kaiman, who received a $750 scholarship from the foundation, was chosen this year for his outstanding essay about embodying the qualities of Andrew Stergiopoulos through leadership, excellence in academics, athletics and inclusiveness.
Read the complete graduation speeches from the Great Neck North Class of 2017: Yunyi (Anita) Zhang and Zachary Lee, and from Great Neck South: Rachel Brenner, Isabella Harnick, Isabella Malfi, Benjamin Newman, Joshua Putter, Shrinath Viswanathan and Melody Yang.
Learn about the 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians here.