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Knox School Shooting Guard Laurynas Stonkus Signs Letter of Intent to NYIT

Basketball star accepting a full athletic scholarship to play for New York Institute of Technology.

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Laurynas Stonkus signing National Letter of Intent to play basketball for New York Institute of Technology.

Photo by: The Knox School

St. James, NY - April 26, 2017 - The Knox School is pleased to announce that Senior Laurynas Stonkus has signed a National Letter of Intent accepting a full athletic scholarship to play basketball for New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, in the Fall of 2017. A Shooting Guard on The Knox School’s National Preparatory Basketball Team, Laurynas is excited to study Architectural Engineering at NYIT, which is a major that can utilize his academic strengths in mathematics and creative skills in design and building construction.

From left to right- Prep Basketball Coach Walter Townes, Laurynas Stonkus and Prep Basketball Asst. Coach Majestic Mapp. Photo Credit: The Knox School

The Knox School is proud to have been a part of Laurynas’s journey to success. In his year-and-a-half career at Knox, Laurynas has been an accomplished student, a productive member of the Knox School community and a consistent, positive personality on campus. We wish him the best of luck as he moves forward in his academic and basketball career. 
For additional information about The Knox School’s Prep Basketball Team, please contact Walter Townes at (631) 686-1600 xext. 426 or email:
“Laurynas is a true student-athlete! I have never met a student who was harder-working and more disciplined person than this talented young man. NYIT is getting a great addition to their team and their school!” - Coach Walter Townes, Director of Athletics at The Knox School.
About The Knox School: The Knox School is a 501c3 nonprofit institution whose mission is to provide the opportunity for capable students to excel within a liberal arts program infused with artistic and athletic pursuits, in preparation for higher education at selective colleges and universities. Our philosophy is to provide a diverse student body with a traditional, structured, and familial atmosphere that fosters academic, intellectual, and character development while celebrating individual strengths and talent. Rooted in the six core principles of integrity, kindness, courage, respect, responsibility, and scholarship, the Knox School aims to inspire in each student a love of learning and the desire to continually develop the skills necessary to lead happy, confident, and successful lives in a complex and changing world.