South High School has been honored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) as a recipient of the 2021–22 School of Excellence award. South High is one of 148 schools across the State to receive this honor, which requires that 75 percent of a school’s varsity teams qualify for the Scholar-Athlete team award. During the 2021–22 school year, a total of 26 South High teams achieved NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete recognition for maintaining an average team GPA of 90.00 or above. Don Herr, South High athletic director (center), was presented with the School of Excellence plaque during a NYSPHSAA meeting in September. He is joined by Dr. Christopher Gitz, South High principal (right), and David Zawatson, district director of physical education, recreation, and athletics (left).
—Submitted by the Great Neck Public School District