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NYSPHSAA Announces 2017-18 School of Distinction and Excellence Winners

Date Posted: 07/12/2018
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications




 

NYSPHSAA Announces 2017-2018 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and Excellence Winners

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners. 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, 30 schools earned the School of Distinction Award and 111 schools earned the School of Excellence Award.  An additional 11 schools received the School of Distinction Award and 51 more received the School of Excellence Award compared to 2016-17 school year. This year’s figures represent the highest number of NYSPHSAA member schools being recognized for their academic achievements.  

“The increase in the number of schools receiving both awards shows what fantastic student-athletes we have here in New York State,” said Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “This is evidence that schools, administration, coaches and student-athletes focus on excellence in the classroom as well as the playing fields.”

Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons. To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. The full list of School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners is below.

 

School of Distinction:

Section

Name of School

# of Teams

1

URSULINE SCHOOL

14

1

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL

22

3

CAZENOVIA HIGH SCHOOL

24

3

LIVING WORD ACADEMY

4

3

MANLIUS-PEBBLE HILL SCHOOL

15

5

HOLLEY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

16

5

KENDALL JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

13

5

SCIO CENTRAL SCHOOL

9

6

ALDEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

21

6

LEWISTON PORTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

25

6

MEDINA HIGH SCHOOL

21

6

NEWFANE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

20

6

WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

31

8

FARMINGDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

27

8

GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL

34

8

JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

30

8

LOCUST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

24

8

PAUL D SCHREIBER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

29

8

WHEATLEY SCHOOL

22

10

LISBON CENTRAL SCHOOL

6

11

BABYLON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

25

11

EARL L VANDERMEULEN HIGH SCHOOL

22

11

ELWOOD/JOHN GLENN HIGH SCHOOL

20

11

GREENPORT HIGH SCHOOL

16

11

MILLER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL

23

11

NORTHPORT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

30

11

ROCKY POINT HIGH SCHOOL

23

11

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL

7

11

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL-EAST

31

11

THE STONY BROOK SCHOOL

17

 

 

School of Excellence: http://nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Scholar%20Athlete/School%20of%20Distinction%20%26%20Excellence/1718%20SOE%20Winners.pdf

NYSPHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete team award was initiated in 1991-92 school year. The School of Distinction Award was established in 2002-03 while the School of Excellence Award began in 2016-17. All awards are sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan.

 

About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

 

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