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Harrison High School Awarded For Scholar Athletes

Harrison High School was named a Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction for having all sports teams with average GPA's of 90 percent or higher.
Harrison High School was named a Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction for having all sports teams with average GPA's of 90 percent or higher. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Harrison Central School District

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison High School has been named a Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

For the first time in the school's history, all 29 of the school's varsity sports teams have won Scholar-Athlete awards by having team grade point averages of 90 percent or higher.

“This is an extraordinary achievement to have every team in all three seasons achieve this recognition,” said Pat Seligman, Harrison High School's athletic director. “To give you an idea of the selectivity of this prestigious award, last year 24 school districts qualified from the entire state of New York.  This achievement echoes Harrison’s commitment to excellence by stressing the importance of the student in student-athlete.  It’s an amazing accomplishment and we couldn’t be prouder of our kids.”

The teams from the fall season that achieved Scholar-Athlete Team status were: cheerleading, boys and girls cross country, field hockey, football, boys and girls soccer, girls swimming, girls tennis and girls volleyball. The winter teas were: boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, cheerleading, ice hockey, boys swimming, boys and girls indoor track and wrestling. The spring teams were: baseball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, softball, boys tennis and boys and girls track and field.

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