Senior Roisin O’Neill has been named a News12 Scholar Athlete. To be selected for this prestigious honor, a student must have an unweighted grade point average above 90,an SAT score of 1950 or higher (or ACT score of 30 or higher), participation in community service or leadership activities and exemplary achievement in athletics. Roisin will receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union and will be in the running for an additional $2,000 scholarship.

Roisin is one of Locust Valley High School’s strongest cross-country runners. She is a dedicated three-sport student and a two-time All-County honoree in cross-country. Roisin led her team to a Conference Championship in 2014 and as a junior she earned the Class B Sportsmanship Award which is given to one student-athlete out of all of the Class B schools. She also qualified for the New York State Cross Country Championships, earned All-Conference honors in winter track and All-Division honors in spring track and field leading the Falcons to the 2016 Division IV Championship. 

Roisin is a member of the National Honor Society and will graduate with an Advanced Regents with Honors Diploma, Math Mastery, Science Mastery and a Locust Valley Diploma with Distinction.

“Roisin is an exceptional young lady who places the needs of her teammates above her own,” said Mark J. Dantuono, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics.  “She is a tireless worker who leads by example and is always willing to assist a peer or teammate in need. Roisin is extremely deserving of this award.”

News12 will feature Roisin on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 5:50 p.m. She will be honored at a reception hosted by News12 this spring.