Miller Place High School was recently recognized by New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) as a Scholar Athlete School for each of its varsity teams earning a grade point average of a 90 percent or higher during the 2015-2016 school year. With a total of 794 members of NYSPHAA, Miller Place was one of only thirty-two school districts to be distinguished for excellent grades.
“This award is a true testament to the diligence and dedication of each of our student athletes and coaches of Miller Place,” said Dr. Marianne F. Cartisano, Superintendent of Miller Place School District. “Our high school students should be proud of the great decisions they are making to become successful students on and off the field and future well-rounded adults upon graduation.”
At the end of each sports season, NYSPHAA seeks to distinguish scholar athlete teams whose players excel both on the field and in the classroom. In order to be considered for the award, varsity team players must receive a 90 percent from 75 percent of its players or more.
Seven of Miller Place High School’s varsity teams were awarded, including the boy’s baseball, boy’s lacrosse, boy’s tennis, girls’ softball and both the boy’s and girl’s track and field teams. The girl’s lacrosse team held a grade point average of 97.09 percent, the highest of Miller Place’s honored sports teams.