Both Smithtown Central School District high schools have received an impressive honor from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for their performances in the classroom as well as in competition.
High School East and High School West received School of Excellence awards for the 2020-21 academic year.
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 Excellence Award is to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide academic honor.
Each school will receive a plaque to recognize the honor.
“This program highlights and celebrates schools that value the importance of academics as well as athletics,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director. “It is always exciting to see how many of our member schools take advantage of this opportunity and show the value of education.”