George Farber Outstanding Student Awards

  • Honorees pose in group photo

    This year, 12 exceptional Nassau BOCES students earned the agency’s prestigious George Farber Outstanding Student Award. These students have demonstrated a variety of remarkable traits including talent, commitment, honesty, diligence, compassion and high moral standards. The students were honored during the eleventh annual awards celebration at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset.

     “These students exemplify the very best of Nassau BOCES,” said District Superintendent Dr. Robert Dillon. “Each of them embodies the true spirit of George Farber. They have shown kindness to other students, exhibited an excellent work ethic and demonstrated outstanding commitment. They have eagerly shared their knowledge and made contributions to their communities. Their collective stories are an inspiration to us all.”

    For the past 12 years, outstanding students have been earning this award in memory of former Nassau BOCES Board President George Farber, whose passion for improving the lives of students was surpassed only by his love and care for them. Farber was the longest-serving board member in Nassau County, having served from 1971 to 2009.

     Students each received a plaque and a monetary prize provided by the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation.

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  • About the award:

    The award is named for our former Board President whose passion and drive for improving the lives of students was only surpassed by his love and care for them. What's more, George Farber was the longest-serving board member in the county, serving from 1971 to 2009.