Tappan Zee High School Events & Highlights
Building Highlight Archives
TZ Athletes Continue To Pay It Forward
teams were very busy over the past few weekends as
they proved the most important wins are not always
on the field. TZ Volleyball teamed up with Pearl
River Volleyball to host the 5th Annual Orangetown
Volley for the Cure game in the fight against Breast
cancer. The teams raised over $1,000 for the
cause........ (and TZ won the match!).
Last weekend TZ Boys Lacrosse and Middle School
Volleyball took part in the Light the Night walk for
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Boulders
Back at home, the Middle School Girls Soccer took
time out of their practice to donate and pack up
packages for the troops. Each package included a
personal note from the girls.
Tappan Zee Athletics Earns 2014 5-Star Leadership
a year ago, the call went out to New York State
Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA)
member schools for a new initiative called the
5-Star Leadership School Program. This award
recognizes schools dedicated to leadership and
character development within the National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions
of Character’s 5-Star Leadership Program.
800 high schools in New York State, Tappan Zee High
School is the only one in the County, and one of
only four schools statewide to receive the 2014
5-Star Leadership School Distinction from the
NYSPHSAA, the NAIA Champions of Character Program
and Techline Sports Lighting. The other three New
York State schools are Arlington HS, Cooperstown HS,
and Penfield HS.
Athletics earned this distinction through the
professional development of its coaching staff, team
community service, parental involvement, and ongoing
character and sportsmanship initiatives.
Tappan Zee, recipient of the Coach and Athletic
Director 2013 National Interscholastic Program of
Excellence Award, received their personalized 5 Star
Leadership banner at the 2014 NYSPHSAA Annual
meeting in Section One on Monday, September 15th.
SOCSD Italian Clubs & Honor Society Dance at Italian
audience joined the South Orangetown Middle School
Italian Club Members and the Tappan Zee High School
Italian Club and Honor Society Members as they
danced the Neapolitan Tarantella on Sunday,
September 14th, at the Rockland Lodge Italian Feast
which was held over the weekend at the Masonic
grounds in Tappan, N.Y.. This is the 5th year that
the combined groups have kicked off the
entertainment on the last day of the ever more
popular 4 day Feast. Following a demonstration of
the Tarantella by the students, Italian Teachers
Roberta Avantifiori, Tricia Castelli, Christina
Nilson, and Maria Stillo, community members were
invited to participate alongside the students in the
second round of the dance. A large number then
joined the group and both students and community
members thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
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Fifteen TZHS Students Score in
the Top 5% in National Merit Scholarship Program
has just announced that of the 1.5 million students who took
the PSAT last October, 15 TZHS students scored in the top 5%
and earned a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit
Scholarship Program. Congratulations on achieving that
distinction go to: Addison Fowler, Sandra Goldstein Lehnert,
Christy Joseph, Hyeonjun Kim, Devki Kothari, Amit Krishnan,
Changeseob Lim, Benjamin Mart, Maura Monaghan, William Pan,
Eli Rapoport, Annika Scilipote, Yuna Shin, William Sullivan,
and Emma Wilkinson.
the fifteen Commended Students, two scored in the top 2% and
are now celebrated as National Merit Scholarship
Semi-Finalists. They are, Changeseob Lim and Eli Rapoport.
These two students will continue in the program and have the
opportunity to become Finalists. Semifinalists must advance
to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high
academic standards as well as a number of other
In February, some 15,000 Semifinalists will be notified they
have advanced to Finalist standing.