Seniors Meagan Faughnan and Evan Maxwell were East Islip’s award recipients at the recent Suffolk Zone Dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch and Golf Club in Hauppauge.
The Suffolk Zone Award, chosen by the East Islip High School physical education staff, is given annually to the top male and female physical education students in the graduating class. Criteria for achieving this honor, as defined by the the Suffolk Zone Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, include earning an A average or above a 90 in high school physical education classes, earning an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the completion of the 11th-grade year, and being a physical fitness role model, as well as character and leadership assessments.
“Throughout the year, both students displayed leadership, sportsmanship and outstanding character traits while in physical education class,” said East Islip Athletic Director Stephen Restivo, who attended the ceremony. “Meagan and Evan work very hard in class and always lend a helping hand to both fellow students and staff.”