For the third year in a row, the Averill Park Central School District has been named a 2018-19 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence Award winner.
In order to be named a School of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, 75 percent of a district’s varsity sports teams must be recognized as a scholar-athlete team.
According to the NYSPHSAA, the purpose of the School of Excellence Awards are to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. This year, 135 districts earned the School of Excellence Award.
“To see the numbers of schools honored increase again is a true testament to the kind of student-athletes we have here in New York state,” Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director, said. “We continue to be proud of this program that highlights and celebrates schools that value the importance of academics, as well as athletics.”