Carle Place Middle/High School was Nassau County's recipient of the New York Good Sports Awards sponsored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). The award is based upon the self-assessment of the school and a review by both Section VIII and the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Committee. This prestigious award was presented to Jim Colligan, director of athletics for the Carle Place Middle/High School.
Mr. Colligan would like to thank the school's administrative team, the coaching staff, the athletes and the student body as well as the cheerleaders, parents and spectators who attend athletic events throughout the year. He would like to especially thank the athletes and their coaches.
During a three-year period from September 1999 through June 2002, there were no violations as a result of unsportsmanlike behavior which resulted in any ejections from athletic contests. As a result of Section VIII's Sportsmanship Committee and their continued efforts to promote sportsmanship throughout Nassau County, the overall climate at athletic events has continued to improve. Parents and spectators have made a solid effort in Carle Place to appreciate and support proper codes of conduct at athletic events.
Congratulations to Carle Place Middle/High School for being selected as the winners of the New York Good Sports Award for the 2001-2002 school year. Principal Neil Connolly was proud to have his school selected and hopes that the atmosphere around all extracurricular events continues to improve. Developing responsible citizenship in its students is an important goal of the entire school district.