Kate Gilliam Presented with NEWS 12/ Bethpage Federal Credit Union Scholar-Athlete Award

North Shore Schools is proud to announce that Kate Gilliam was presented with a NEWS 12/Bethpage Federal Credit Union Scholar-Athlete Award. Kate actively participates on the Vikings Varsity Lacrosse Team. She has been recognized for her exceptional achievement in the classroom and on the athletic field. She received a certificate and a $1,000 scholarship from Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Kate is the Valedictorian of North Shore High School and has already committed to Harvard University. She will be a member of Harvard’s Women’s Division I Lacrosse Team.


Varsity Lacrosse Coach Megan McCormack said, “Kate is an incredible student, athlete, and person. She is a tremendous leader at North Shore and has been a valuable member of our team since the 7th grade.” She continued, “Kate is so committed and dedicated to everything she does, and it shows in the classroom and on the field. She leaves it all out on the field every day and never stops working. We are so proud of all her accomplishments! There is more to come as she rounds out her senior year and continues her lacrosse career on Harvard's Division I team. The News12 Scholar Athlete award is very well deserved!” 

To qualify a student-athlete must have an “A” average and compete athletically at a high- level earning honors such as All-County, All-State or a National recognition. Kate’s academic achievements include Recipient of the Harvard College Book Prize (2021), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medalist (2021), and National Merit Commended Student (2021). She has been a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (National Math) Honors Society, Rho Kappa (National Social Studies) Honors Society, and World Language Honor Society. Additionally, she is an accomplished Girls’ Varsity Basketball player and helped her team recently win the Conference Championship.
A profile on Kate can be seen next week on News 12 Long Island beginning Tuesday, May 10, at 5 pm. Please join us in congratulating Kate Gilliam on her incredible accomplishments throughout her years at the North Shore School District. We wish her continued success now and in all her future endeavors!
Article and photos by Shelly Newman with assistance from Varsity Lacrosse Coach Megan McCormack