Garden City High 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. Garden City boast 34 varsity athletic teams, the most of this year’s Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award winners.
NYSPHSAA 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. This marks the 11th year that Garden City High School has won the Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award.
“We take great pride in the success of our student-athletes on and off the field,” said Garden City Athletic Director Dawn Cerrone. “They have truly earned this distinction and this award honors their hard work. It also epitomizes the efforts of our educators, coaches and parents, who continually remind them that the work in the classroom comes first.”