N-O schools earn academic/athletic honors

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 July 2021 at 7:29 am

Medina and Roy-Hart have both earned New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence Awards.

Wilson has earned a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award.

A school can receive a School of Distinction Award by having 100 percent of its varsity team earn Scholar-Athlete Team Awards by compiling a composite average of at least 90.

Schools can qualify for a School of Excellence Award by having 75 percent of its varsity teams earn a Scholar/Athlete Team Award.

In all across the state a total of 64 schools earned the School of Distinction Award and 124 the School of Excellence Award.

“To see a total of 188 schools receive either the School of Distinction or School or Excellence Award is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “This program highlights and celebrates schools that value the importance of academics, as well as athletics. It is always exciting to see how many of our member schools take advantage of this opportunity and show the value of education.”