The Wheatley School Physical Education Department is proud to announce that Megan Klein and Jacob Chimerine have been selected as Outstanding Physical Education students. Criteria for their selection included: exceptional performance in physical education, scholarship, leadership qualities, and service to the Wheatley community. Megan and Jacob, along with their parents, were honored for their selection at an awards banquet that was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club on December 11, 2017. The awards program is sponsored by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Megan is a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar. Megan has earned a 3.97 grade point average while taking the most rigorous courses throughout her high school years. As an aspiring medical student, Megan has pursued various programs/internships, such as Blueprint Summer program at the University of Connecticut and Science and Research Awareness Series (SARAS) at Stony Brook University.
As a physical education student, Megan’s test scores, skill development and attitude have been exemplary. She has had a high profile in a variety of school activities. Megan has been the captain of Fencing team as a junior and senior and the Spring Track and Field team. She has qualified and competed in the Nassau County Fencing Championships as one of the top fencers in her event (Saber). She has also competed at the NYSPHSAA qualifiers in the triple jump. In addition to competing at an elite level, she has received numerous awards for spirit, leadership and scholarship. Megan finds time in her busy schedule to volunteer for many worthy causes; such as Nassau County District Courts, St. Aidan’s Vacation Bible School, NYSMMA and Creative Arts Program. Megan has demonstrated the ability to balance the demands of high-level academics and athletics while helping her friends and peers reach their goals.
Throughout his high school career, Jacob has demonstrated outstanding athletic and scholastic ability and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader among his peers. Jacob is President of the National Honor Society and earned the AP Scholar with Distinction award, along with numerous other awards. Jacob has achieved a perfect 4.3 grade point average while taking the most rigorous courses offered at Wheatley. Through the B’nai Brith Youth Organization, Jacob has demonstrated the willingness and ability to become a leader of his peers through his actions and involvement in the various roles he undertook.
His fitness scores and skill development in our Physical Education program have been outstanding, and his enthusiasm for learning is greatly admired. He has been involved in many athletic activities during his four high school years: Soccer, Tennis Track and Field and Cross Country. He received All-Conference recognition and qualified for the NYSPHSAA Championships in Cross Country. Jacob has also been involved in various levels of deck hockey and basketball outside of the school program. Jacob currently serves as Vice President of Mock Trial, is a member of the Model UN, President and Co-founder of the Coding Club, Mathletes and Peer Tutors. He also finds the time to volunteer with the United Jewish Appeal and the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. He serves as a Senior Fellow with the Center for Youth Philanthropy of the UJA Federation of New York where he mentors and leads a board of young teens in raising and distributing funds throughout New York and Israel. In his spare time, he volunteers at The Arbors, an assisted living facility in Jericho, distributes food to the elderly with Project Ezra and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park.
The Wheatley School is extremely proud of Megan and Jacob for their commitment to excellence.
[Thank you to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up.]