The New York Mets may be known as the Amazins, but they could still learn a thing or two from New York’s high school graduates about being remarkable.

On July 17, the DOE and the New York Mets teamed up to host a reception at Citi Field in support of this year’s Remarkable Achievement Awards, the DOE’s annual celebration for high school graduates who have overcome significant obstacles and achieved academic and extracurricular successes while attending City public schools. Now in its twelfth year, this year’s celebration honored 99 high school graduates who, as a whole, represent all five boroughs. Of the 99 honorees, 19 attended high school in the Bronx, 26 in Brooklyn, 24 in Manhattan, 26 in Queens, and four in Staten Island.


Remarkable Achievement Award winners are nominated by teachers, guidance counselors, principals, and other school staff members who are seeking to recognize students who have excelled in their school performance, received diplomas, and are seeking postsecondary education, including college.

“The students receiving these awards bring stories of resilience, passion, and hope from across all five boroughs, and it is an honor to celebrate them and their families,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “They are a testament to the power of public education, and to the potential of all of our public school students.”

“The Mets are excited to host the Remarkable Achievement Awards at City Field once again,” said Mets Chief Operation Officer Jeff Wilpon. “We are privileged to showcase some of New York City’s most inspiring students. Their persistence and determination, in the face of great hurdles, make them truly remarkable.”

For more information about this year’s Remarkable Achievement Award winners, visit our website.

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