Eighth graders Christian Corey and Jolie Pye were named Outstanding Physical Education Student of the Year by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Nominated unanimously by the Locust Valley Middle School physical education teachers, Christian and Jolie met all of the criteria for this award. According to the New York State APHERD, students worthy of this recognition must exemplify and demonstrate an understanding of the NYS Learning Standards for Health and Physical Education by exhibiting a physically active lifestyle, both during and outside of school; demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior, including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship; demonstrate leadership and positively influencing his/her peers; contribute to their school physical education and health education programs; and demonstrate and value a healthy lifestyle, wellness and lifelong learning.
Additionally, award winners should exhibit exceptional achievement in health education and/or physical education classes and achieve a high level of physical fitness on an approved fitness test.
Dr. Danielle Turner, Locust Valley’s Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, said that Christian and Jolie meet and exceed all of the criteria. “These two students are most deserving of this award,” she said.
Congratulations to Christian and Jolie on this outstanding achievement!