Manhasset Secondary School is just one of 35 high schools in New York State to earn the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award for the 2018-19 school year.
The award is presented to those schools whose varsity teams have all achieved a cumulative GPA of 90 percent or higher. Manhasset Secondary School fields 32 varsity athletic teams, the second-most among this year’s 35 award winners.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association established the program to honor those schools that effectively emphasize the importance of academic success with their student-athletes. It also unites varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor in addition to the Scholar-Athlete Team Award. Manhasset Secondary School has won the Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award six out of the last seven years.
“Manhasset student-athletes not only are recognized for their athletic prowess, but, more importantly, as true student-athletes … excelling in the classroom as well as the athletics arena,” said Manhasset director of physical education, interscholastic athletics and health services James Amen.
Submitted by the Manhasset school district