(GREAT NECK, N.Y.) – Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D – Great Neck) presented Ryan Shum, a senior at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, with the Nassau County Legislative Student Citizenship Award during the high school’s annual Senior Awards Night on Tuesday, June 5.
A multi-sport athlete whose abilities have given him the opportunity to compete in California and Asia, Shum has also used those talents to give back to the community through the Ronald McDonald House 5K run and charity volleyball tournaments. He’s also applied a passion for science to another form of competition – the Physics Bowl.
“Ryan’s commitment to academics, athletics and community service sets him apart from an impressive field of candidates,” Legislator Birnbaum said. “It was a privilege to present him with this special award from the Legislature and celebrate all of the commendable achievements of Great Neck South High School’s distinguished seniors.”