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Commack sportsmanship award
The New York State Public Athletic Association has once again honored the Commack School District’s Athletic Program with the "Good Sports Promotion Award." This award is presented to the schools that display the programs, policies, procedures and structures within the school and community to promote good sportsmanship in their athletic program and district.Athletic Director Jeremy Thode and Commack High School Principal Russ Stewart traveled to Lake Placid, New York, to accept the award and banner in August, and presented it to the Commack Board of Education at its October meeting. Thode stated, "It is an honor to be recognized for this award as one of only three schools in the state. This is the second time Commack has been a recipient of this award. It is a tribute to the dedication of our student body, school leadership, and community. The support from the Board of Education and Superintendent James Feltman allows us to create an environment that values and expects good sportsmanship from our players and fans. It is the true reason why we have developed a culture of sportsmanship and fair play." In photo, standing, from left to right: Board of Education Trustee Allen Leon, Principal Russ Stewart, AD Jeremy Thode, BOE Trustees Thomas Torneé and Deborah Guber. Seated: Board Vice President Joseph Pennacchio, Board President MaryJo Masciello, and Superintendent Dr. James Feltman. Brenda Lentsch handles public relations for the Commack school district.