Mary Beth Hogan and Elizabeth Kreidman, both students at Garden City High School, are among the 30 students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties to receive the EAB/News 12 Scholar-Athlete Award. The recipients of this award were selected for their outstanding achievement in the classroom, athletic competition, leadership, and service to their respective communities.
Hogan played three different sports and went to the state finals in all three, winning two state championships. In lacrosse, she was the starting centerfielder as a freshman on the state championship team. In basketball, she went to the final four as a sophomore and was a state finalist as a junior. In field hockey, she was a state semifinalist as a freshman, All-State and All-American as a sophomore. As a junior she was All-State, All-American with the assist on the game-winning goal as state champions. That team was 20-0-1 undefeated and unscored upon. Hogan's classroom average is 98 and her SATs are 1390. She will use her $1,000 scholarship at Princeton.
Kreidman is an All-County fencer and has been co-captain of the team for the last four years. In 1999 the team was the undefeated Nassau County Champion. She won the Gold in Women's Epee at the 1999 Long Island Championships. Kreidman is also a Tri-Captain and was named All-Class in soccer. Another achievement of Kreidman's is receiving the Top Female Scholar Athlete Award in Nassau County. The Yearbook editor for girls' sports and first chair flutist in the concert band are some of the school activities she's been involved in. She also enjoys horseback riding, ballet, skiing and golf. Academically, Kreidman has a 98 unweighted average, an SAT score of 1450 and is a Merit Scholarship semifinalist. She will use her $1,000 scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.