Adam Balkan, a Roslyn High School senior, was named a News 12 EAB Scholar-Athlete. Academically, Adam takes honors and advance placement courses and has a GPA of 3.77. He scored a 1490 on the SAT, including a perfect score in the math portion. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been accepted for early admission to Princeton University, Class of 2005.
Athletically, Adam has been a varsity baseball player (as pitcher, center field, and first base) since his freshman year, earning recognition as an All-County baseball player as a junior, and as All-Division, for his first two seasons. He has been honored with Roslyn's MVP award as a junior, the MIP award as a sophomore, and the "Coach's Award" as a freshman. As Roslyn's point guard in basketball, Adam earned the "Coach's Award," served as captain, and earned the Nassau County Basketball Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete distinction this past season. Among his many other honors, Adam was also selected as the Jules D. Mazor Outstanding Jewish High School Student Athlete of the Year by the New York Jewish Sport Hall of Fame, given to seniors who have shown distinction in a particular sport combined with academic excellence and extensive extracurricular activities.
Outside of the classroom and off the field, Adam makes many other positive contributions to our school and to his community, says Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation Dr. Mira Martincich, as Varsity Club president, a peer counselor, a peer drug educator, and a member of many benefit fundraisers. He is a musician, a sports clinician, and a community volunteer.
Adam will pursue studies in political science and economics and continue to play baseball at Princeton.