Salmon River school earns NYSPHSAA recognition for second year
FORT COVINGTON — Once again, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has recognized Salmon River High School as a School of Excellence.
Salmon River is just one of two high schools in all of Section 10 and is one of 219 high schools statewide to receive this prestigious award.The award recognizes students who excelled with both athletics and academics during the 2022-23 school year.
“Our student athletes should be extremely proud of this tremendous achievement,” said Superintendent Dr. Stanley Harper. “While we value the importance of athletics, we also emphasize that academic excellence is key to success.”
For a school to achieve this honor, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. To receive the Scholar-Athlete team award, a team’s average GPA for 75% of the roster must be at least 90.
NYSPHSAA plans to give Salmon River High School commemorative awards at a local athletic director workshop this month.
“This designation wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of our coaching staff as well as the families of our student athletes,” said Athletic Director Shawn Miller. “Without them, our students wouldn’t have had the guidance and support they needed to prioritize their time at practice as well as in the classroom.”
Salmon River High School athletes were also awarded the same School of Excellence honor for their hard work during the previous 2021-22 school year.