Varsity student-athletes at Long Beach High School were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments on and off the field during the school’s Fall Varsity Sports Award Night on Dec. 8.
Superintendent of Schools David Weiss expressed his congratulations and gratitude to all of the coaches, the athletes and the parents of the student-athletes, who he described as the strongest supporters of the school’s athletic program. Weiss also told students that what they learn from being part of a team might be as significant as what they learn in the classroom.
“I want to emphasize the word learning because it’s not just about participating and I think it’s very important as we conclude the season for you to reflect back on who you now have become as an athlete during the season,” Weiss said.
Members of the school’s badminton, cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, swim, tennis and volleyball teams were recognized at the event. The boys cross country, football, girls soccer, girls swim, girls tennis, boys volleyball and girls volleyball teams were all named Scholar Athlete Teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for maintaining grade point averages of 90 or higher.
The girls swim team recently placed third in the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships and second in the New York State Federation. Members of the boys soccer team were awarded the Sportsman of the Year Award for demonstrating exemplary sportsmanship and kindness.