Lynbrook High School seniors Christina Franco and Joseph Giovinco were recently recognized with the Outstanding Physical Education Student Award from the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Each year, the association honors two exceptional PE students in their senior year from high schools across Nassau County. These students are nominated by their physical education teachers for not only their physical abilities but their integrity, leadership skills and their personal and social responsibility.
Due to the current pandemic, Christina and Joseph were celebrated along with their fellow 2020-2021 award recipients during a virtual ceremony. Each senior was asked to submit a video answering the question, “How has Physical Education contributed to your high school experience?” Christina shared how physical fitness has always been a large part of her everyday life.
“I have learned many lessons like discipline and hard work,” she said. “The friendships and experiences were immeasurable. I would like to thank all my physical education teachers for bestowing me this honor.”
Joseph also shared how physical education has shaped him in his video statement.
“As a lifelong competitive athlete, physical education has always been my outlet during a long stressful school day to let loose and have fun with my friends,” he said. “I’m so thankful for all my teachers and all that they taught me.”
Congratulations to both students on this outstanding achievement!
*Photo courtesy of the Lynbrook High School Student Government Association