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Northport HS athletic program named NYS School of Distinction

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The Northport-East Northport Union Free School District is proud to announce that for the third year in a row Northport High School was named a New York State School of Distinction by NYS Public High School Athletic Association Inc.

The purpose of the award is to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide academic honor. This year, Northport HS was one of only 56 schools that earned the School of Distinction Award—the highest honor commending varsity student athletes for earning GPAs of 90% or above. The 2019-20 school year School of Distinction winners were based on fall 2019 and winter 2020 Scholar-Athlete submissions.

“We are excited once again to see the numbers of schools honored increase and it is a true testament to the kind of student-athletes we have here in New York State,” NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas wrote in a press release. “We continue to be proud of this program which highlights and celebrates schools that value the importance of academics, as well as athletics. The fact that so many student-athletes thrived in the face of a pandemic this past winter is truly remarkable.”

District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Mark Dantuono added, “We are extremely fortunate to work alongside such a group of dedicated and driven student-athletes, coaches and teachers. It is truly a special place.”

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