Each year, the Great Neck Board of Education acknowledges several Village students for their contributions to our school. At the February 12, 2018 Board of Ed. meeting this year’s winners were honored. Students who recognized were Brianna Kohler for Most Improved, Ben Reiss for Quintessential Student, Emma Strassberg for Community Service, Danielle Gruber for Academic Achiever, and Britney Trachtenberg for Rookie of the Year.
When asked about why this evening is special, Steve Goldberg said, “First of all, it is validating to have the Board of Education recognize Village School, because sometimes we fly under the radar, and we forget how appreciated we are. Secondly, as an ungraded school, there are few opportunities to recognize special, individual student achievement.”
Also, Steve said that such an award looks great on a college application, and since we at Village don’t have a lot of extracurricular options, the awards becomes valuable when creating a college resume.
Lastly, Steve commented that, “the annual awards are also when we get the opportunity to show the Board what Village School is about, which allows for a greater appreciation of our school.”
Congrats to the students who won this year!