The Canajoharie Central School District is thrilled to announce that it has been named a 2021-22 School of Excellence Award winner from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA).
The district was informed of the honor on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and is incredibly honored to be named a School of Excellence.
“The hard work and dedication of our student-athletes are incredible. It is wonderful to see their dedication to athletics and academics recognized in such a way,” Superintendent Dr. Nick Fitzgerald said. “We thank the NYSPHSAA for this honor.”
According to the NYSPHSAA, the School of Excellence Awards aims to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide academic honor. This year, 148 schools statewide earned the School of Excellence Award.
“The School of Excellence and School of Distinction Awards highlight the best student-athletes in New York State,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “For 234 member schools to be honored for their commitment to academics as well as athletics is a testament to the outstanding leadership and student-athletes we have in this state.”
Schools earn the School of Excellence Award by having 75 percent of a school’s varsity teams qualify for the Scholar-Athlete team award.
NYSPHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete team award was initiated in the 1991-92 school year. The School of Distinction Award was established in 2002-03, while the School of Excellence Award began in 2016-17. Pupil Benefits Plan sponsors all awards.