2024 Wall of Fame


Faculty Work Displayed in NYC Museum

Original Met Gala garment created by Head of Arts Michael Robinson displayed in NYC’s Museum of Arts and Design.

2024 NYSAIS Champions
Winter Sports

Wrestling (undefeated)

Boys’ & Girls Track & Field

Boys’ Basketball

National Scholastic Medalist (Art)

Dov Weinstein Elul ’24


NY State Speech Finalists

At this year’s NY State Championships, Bryce Trent ’24 and MaKiyah Turner-Hicks ’24 were finalists in POI and DUO.


This is the first time Poly has placed two teams in finals of speech at states.

NYSAIS Coach of the Year 2024

Louis Candel Boys’ (Lacrosse)

Edgar De La Rosa (Boys’ Basketball)

Scholastic Gold Key Award

Jordan Millar ’24 for “Head Over Heels” a feature article on The Ripped Bodice Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.

Roger Rees Award

New York City Center Scenic and Costume Design Honors to:

Madeline Gross ’26
(Costume Design)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards

Writers from The Polygon were honored for their work:


  • Jordan Millar ’24: “The Black Maternal Mortality Crisis: Are We Setting Our Mothers Up to Fail?”
  • Charlotte Roberts’24: “Little Shell, Big Heart: A Review on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”
Debate Honors

At this year’s NDCA National Championships at Indiana University, Ava Barbiere ’26 and Nathan Nguyen ’24 finished as quarter finalists in Public Forum, a form of competitive debate which centers on current events and relies on both logic and evidence to construct arguments.

2024 Ivy Prep League Champions


Boys’ and Girls’ Indoor Track & Field

Boys’ Outdoor Track & Field

Boys’ Basketball

Boys’ Lacrosse

Scholastic Art Gold Key Awards

Dov Weinstein Elul ’24 (photography)
Lena Shamos ’25 (photography)
Eason Yao ’25 (photography)
Jane Littleton ’25 (ceramics)

All State Choir Singing Honor

Lulu McDonald ’24 was invited to be part of the 2023 All State Choir—one of the higher honors for a student musician.

NYSAIS B & C Champions

Boys’ Basketball (B, 4th consecutive year)

Girls’ Basketball (C)

All-American Athletes

Justice DeJong ’25 (Baseball)

Dashiell Hort ’24 (Wrestling)


Scholastic Art Silver Key Awards

Beckett Mazeau ’25

Nathan Neulander ’24

Lucy Lavagnino-Sisk ’25

(all photography)

2024 NYSAIS Champions
Spring Sports

Boys’ Outdoor Track & Field


Boys’ Lacrosse

Student Activism Saves Lives

The legislation that requires life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors at all large public venues in New York was passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate. It now heads to the governor’s desk, thanks to Lucia Zaremba ‘25.


Briana Robles ’24

Natalya Muchinsky ’24

Teacher Publishes Book

Upper School History teacher, Dr. Max Shmookler and his colleague Diaa al-Aswad announce the publication of their critical edition of Maqamat al-Barbir, a late-eighteenth century work of rhyming Arabic prose that has never before been in print. Read more.

Scholastic Art Awards Honorable Mentions

Nathan Neulander ’24

Lucy Lavagnino-Sisk ’25

Madison Shepard ’25