Kids of Distinction

Three student honorees with their certificates
Three Locust Valley Central School District students won the Kid of Distinction Award from Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan. They were among only 25 student winners recognized as outstanding in athletics, academics, the arts and community service. The Locust Valley winners were William Edmonds, Seamus Fallon and Grace O’Mahony.

Locust Valley High School senior Seamus Fallon has represented Locust Valley at the highest levels as a student, athlete and community member. Seamus has a 108.29 grade point average, taking a full course load of AP and IB classes. He was captain of the football team and has earned innumerable honors for his athletic and academic prowess in the football community. Seamus also serves as a student representative to the Board of Education. 

“Seamus is truly a kid of distinction in many areas,” said Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Dr. Danielle Turner, who nominated him for the award.

Locust Valley Middle School sixth-grader Grace O’Mahony was nominated by middle school teacher Emily Storck. She described Grace as one of those students that comes around rarely. Grace is a leader in and out of the classroom and participates in acting classes, performs in school shows and is a member of the field hockey team.

“She is one of the hardest-working students,” Ms. Storck said. “Grace goes above and beyond without ever having to be asked.”

Locust Valley Intermediate School fourth-grader William Edmonds was nominated for his dedication to BMX racing. In just a short time, William has had a tremendous amount of success. He ranks second in the nation in his age group and 32nd overall. 

“Racing requires a great deal of practice and mental focus, and William is a dedicated racer who practices and competes most weekends,” said Locust Valley Elementary School Assistant Principal Amy Watson.