Lynbrook High School Honored as a School of Excellence by NYSPHSAA

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The New York State Public High School Athletics Association recently recognized Lynbrook High School as a 2019-2020 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence. To earn this distinction, 75% of the school’s varsity teams had to maintain an average GPA greater than or equal to 90 and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. Lynbrook High School had 14 sports teams reach this achievement during the school year. It is among 140 high schools from across the state to receive the Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence award for the 2019-2020 school year. 
 

Lynbrook Wrestlers Pin Down Scholarships

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Two student-athletes from Lynbrook High School recently received scholarships from the Nassau County Wrestling Coaches Association Scholarship Committee. Senior Kyle Serro received the Long Island Wrestling Officials Scholar-Wrestler Award, while senior Jassjeet Singh earned the Ron Abatelli Hall Of Fame Nassau County Scholar-Wrestler Award for 2019-2020.

Kyle was a three-sport athlete at Lynbrook High School. Along with wrestling, he played football and lacrosse. As the captain of this year’s wrestling team, Kyle took fourth place in the Nassau County Wrestling Tournament at the 182lb weight class for the 2019-2020 wrestling season. Jassjeet was a member of the school’s football and wrestling team. He served as a captain on this year’s wrestling team, taking sixth place in the Nassau County Wrestling Tournament at the 220lb weight class for the 2019-2020 wrestling season.

Both student-athletes are hard workers, positive role-models and dedicated athletes. They also served as members of Lynbrook High School’s National Honor Society. Kyle will be attending the University of Alabama in the fall, while Jassjeet will be attending Hofstra University.

“As head coach for the Lynbrook wrestling team, both myself and my assistant, Ed Parenteau, are very proud of both Kyle and Jassjeet for receiving these very important scholarship awards,” said wrestling coach Richard Renz. “This is a very positive and well-deserving scholarship for both of our student-wrestlers. I would like to thank all of the student-wrestlers, their parents, former Athletic Director Mr. Thomas Graham, Athletic Director Mr. Joseph Martillotti, Lynbrook High School Principal Mr. Joseph Rainis, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak, the board of education, and the entire Lynbrook administration for their support for the Lynbrook wrestling program.”

Lynbrook Seniors Celebrated at Special Year-End Event

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To honor the Class of 2020, Lynbrook High School seniors and their families were invited to a special parent photo, yearbook and award event at the high school on June 16. Although the school is anticipating a formal graduation to take place on July 22, the day allowed the graduates to take memorable photos, receive their yearbook and their well-deserved accolades.

The graduates dressed in their caps and gowns and had the opportunity to walk across the stage in the Lynbrook High School gymnasium to receive a symbolic diploma case from Principal Joseph Rainis, similar to what is done in the high school’s traditional graduation ceremony. The gymnasium was beautifully decorated in green and gold balloons and several staff members were there to announce and cheer on each graduate as they arrived. Students stopped by during a designated time slot to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak congratulated the graduates as Director of Guidance Laurie Mitchell and Director of Fine and Performing Arts Joseph Pallotta presented students with their awards. Assistant principals Salvatore Brescia and Matthew Sarosy helped facilitate the event while each graduate received their yearbook and had their photos taken both individually and with their loved ones by Lynbrook High School special education teacher Kristen Burke and guidance counselor Jonathan Spector.

Lynbrook Teacher Goes the Extra Mile for Senior Class

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Lynbrook High School teacher Dr. Benedict Tieniber turned his passion for running into a positive way to honor the school’s 206 graduating seniors. Starting at the beginning of May, Dr. Tieniber decided that he would run 206 miles, one mile per graduating senior. While proudly wearing a T-shirt featuring the names of the Class of 2020, he officially completed his goal on June 4.

“I wanted to do this to show my commitment and appreciation for all of their efforts and hard work this year,” said Dr. Tieniber. “It feels great doing this for them. Many of the seniors have reached out to me and thanked me for ‘going the extra mile.’” 

Dr. Tieniber teaches virtual enterprise, accounting and senior seminar at Lynbrook High School. He is also heavily involved in the community as the adviser of the school’s Key Club and as the coach the middle school baseball and wrestling teams.