Long Beach High School senior athletes Elaina Kassap and Jonathan Lelis De Sousa were recognized as Outstanding Physical Education Students by the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s Nassau Zone. They were nominated by physical education teachers and coaches Lori DeVivio and Dan Quinn.
Elaina has played varsity softball for five years and serves as team captain. She has earned All-County honors and is also on the basketball, field hockey and track teams. She plans to continue her sports involvement on the softball field at Le Moyne College, where she aspires to major in bioengineering.
Jonathan is a member of the cross country team and served as captain. He has achieved All-Conference victories and came close to breaking the 5k school record. He plans to attend Northwestern University in the fall.
“Jon is awesome in the weight room and a really hard worker,” said Mr. Quinn.
“Lainie is the ultimate gym rat,” said Ms. DeVivio. “She plays everything she can, every day.”