A Boost for the Finest Athletes


The proud tradition of Glen Cove High School athletics was bolstered during the annual Fall Sports Awards night held in November, as coaches and student athletes recognized members of the varsity squads who distinguished themselves in a positive manner this past season. Dr. Joseph Hinton, a former Varsity Baseball coach and current Glen Cove High School Principal welcomed the athletes, coaches and their parents and made note of his philosophy with regard to high school sports.

 “It is a pleasure and an honor to recognize our athletes. Success isn’t being the best, but doing your best,” said Dr. Hinton.

This fall, the coveted Superintendents Award was presented to senior Heather Artinian, a star basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball player. Glen Cove Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Laria lauded the athletes, and praised the coaches in particular: “Our interscholastic program rounds out our athletes… We thank our coaches for being role models developing character and values.”

The Superintendents Award recognizes a distinguished student athlete who demonstrates the following qualities: academic scholarship, leadership, and sportsmanship attributes of a high school student athlete and the importance of high school athletics in one’s life.

Booster Club Co-presidents Linda Perlman and Maureen Pappachristou announced the Spring Season grand opening of the new concession stand and thanked everyone for their support. Other highlights included a standing ovation of support and appreciation for Football Coach Peter Kopecky.

Other awards included the Booster Club Award that honors an athlete from each team whom the coaches feel possesses school spirit, is conscientious and dedicated. The Most Valuable Player Award (M.V.P.) award, which is presented to the player in each sport voted by his or her teammates and coaches as being the most valuable to the team. There are also recognition awards for students who have participated for three and then four consecutive years in a Varsity sport. Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Denise Keirnan served as the master of ceremonies for the evening.