The North Shore School District is proud to announce that Diana Vizza, a high school senior, has been named a NEWS12 Scholar Athlete. For the past four years, Diana has been a part of the Women’s Cross Country Team. Her speed, endurance, and mental toughness have earned her multiple “All County” honors. Recently, Diana won the New York State Class B Women’s Cross Country Championship, was named the Long Island Cross Country runner of the year by Newsday, and on January 21st won the qualifying trial for the Millrose Games (for the high school women’s mile). As a result, Diana will be competing in what is regarded as a signature event at one of the most prestigious indoor track and field competitions in the nation. She crossed the finish line in 4 minutes 54.34 seconds - a winning margin of 0.02 seconds. This was her fastest indoor mile ever by four seconds. Additionally, it was the best time by any high school female runner in New York State this year, and the second fastest nationally.
Neal Levy, Diana’s track coach said, “Diana has been a role model for her work ethic and striving to reach one’s potential. She has been wonderful in carrying on the tradition of excellence for the North Shore High School track program.”
Additionally in school, Diana is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Tri-M Music Honor Society, the National Foreign Language Honor Society, and the National Science Honor Society. Earlier this school year, she was named a National Merit Semifinalist. This incredible scholar-athlete also finds time to sing in the Concert Chorale and play the cello in the North Shore Chamber Orchestra. Next fall, Diana will be attending Dartmouth College where she will be studying Biomedical Science.
Diana stated, “While often it is difficult to balance academics, sports, and life…. I run for my teammates.” She added, “Even when you think you can’t, try and keep going … always run with confidence.”
Please watch Diana Vizza on NEWS12 at http://longisland.news12.com/sports/high-school/scholar-athlete/news-12-long-island-scholar-athlete-1.9516124
Congratulations to Diana Vizza on all these wonderful accomplishments and best of luck now and in the future.
Photo Caption: Article and photos by Danielle Zbodula
Congratulations Diana Vizza, a senior at North Shore High School, who recently won the News12 Scholar Athlete Award is pictured with North Shore High School Principal Albert Cousins and Director of Athletics Don Lang.
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