For the second straight year, the achievements of Harrison High School’s student-athletes–both on the field and in the classroom–resulted in Harrison being given the Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
The award signifies each one of Harrison’s varsity teams made the scholar-athlete list with a cumulative team average of 90 percent or better during the school year.
According to Harrison Athletic Director Stewart Hanson, the award illustrates Harrison’s commitment to both athletic excellence and academic achievement.
“It’s important for us as a district because we want to develop scholar athletes,” Hanson said. “It’s one of the focal points because classroom success typically translates to
success in life.”
Harrison has 29 varsity athletic teams in total. This spring, all nine varsity teams had team marks higher than 90 percent led by the girls outdoor track team, which had an astounding team mark of 97.18 percent.
The state association will formally give Harrison High School the award sometime over the summer.
-Reporting by Mike Smith