Columbia High School was named a Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence on Thursday by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for having 75% of its varsity teams earn Scholar-Athlete Awards in 2020-21 (90% GPA or above).
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 academic honor, according to the NYSPHSAA.
This year, 64 schools earned the School of Distinction Award and 124 schools earned 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.”
Congratulations to our student athletes, families, coaches and teachers!
Congratulations to our student athletes, their families, coaches and teachers! ? @ColumbiaDevils @Columbia_HS_BD https://t.co/zFJl2rAmnh
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