Student-Athletes Awarded for Academic Excellence

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Both High School East and High School West have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for the outstanding accomplishments of their student-athletes during the 2018-2019 sports seasons. 

With 31 varsity teams, High School West has been named a School of Distinction. Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100 percent of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons. 

High School East, which has 30 varsity sports teams, was named a School of Excellence by the NYSPHSAA. To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75 percent of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award.

The purpose of the School of Distinction and School of Excellence Awards are to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. This year, 35 schools earned the School of Distinction Award and 135 schools earned the School of Excellence Award.