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C-NS High School's Pete Moore Named Claes Educator of Distinction

Pete Moore, who has been named a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars, is pictured above with one of the many groups of C-NS students who came to support him as he was inducted into the 2020 Wall of Distinction in February, 2020. 
Pete Moore, an educator at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Cicero, NY, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Pete was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession.

Each year student members of NSHSS are invited to nominate the educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career for the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award. This honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders, and citizens.

Pete Moore is a 1984 graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School and a true Northstar through and through. Even after graduating, Pete never really left the District. He has been an employee of the North Syracuse Central School District for more than 30 years and has worked with countless students during that time. 

Pete officially works at Cicero-North Syracuse High School as a teaching assistant for students with special needs…but the reality is that he works with every student. Within the District, Pete has served as a coach for football, field hockey, track, lacrosse and basketball. He is currently the strength trainer for the varsity football team and trains other athletes as well. He mentors student athletes on his own time and those athletes continually return to C-NS to visit with him and thank him for his guidance. 

Pete has a passion for helping young people realize their dreams. He works with Special Olympians, like Kayla McKeon and Team USA Olympians, like Breanna Stewart…and everyone in between. He has coached many young people who have gone on to earn Division I Scholarships and play in national sports leagues.  He has been a motivational speaker at various schools and events throughout the District.

In addition to working with students at C-NS, Pete volunteers in the greater community. Through Vera House’s “Coaching Boys Into Men” program, Pete teaches young, male athletes the importance of respect for themselves, others, and in particular, women and girls.

Pete developed his passion for training by becoming a certified USA Strength Trainer…both Level 1 and Level 2. He has received numerous awards including the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award in 2016. He has been the keynote speaker for that New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association. 

Additionally, Pete’s extraordinary journey with young athletes was the inspiration behind his 2015 book, Sport and Motivation, a testament to his unique approach to helping young people synchronize mind, body and spirit. 

Congratulations to Pete on another outstanding accomplishment!

About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, the National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving students through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way--from high school to college to career -NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Currently, there are more than 1,700,000 Society members in over 170 countries. To help us further efforts that provide students with continued opportunity, please acknowledge NSHSS in any press release mentions by providing a resource link to For more information about NSHSS visit