Several local schools received the School of Distinction awards for having sports teams populated by student scholar athletes, with at least 75% of the varsity team having a GPA of 90% or more. Only 64 schools in the whole state were awarded the distinction during the 20-21 season. There were 13 schools In Section 5 of the 64 schools in the state named for the recognition.
Honeoye Central, a relatively small school in Ontario County, received state recognition for having all of their 14 Varsity sports teams populated with scholar athletes. The only other Ontario School receiving the recognition was Victor Central High School which fields 30 teams.
Livingston County had five schools receiving the designation: Geneseo (15 teams), Letchworth (14 teams) Lima Christian (3 teams), Livonia Central (22 teams), and York (12 teams).
Other local Section 5 teams named of the 64 in the state were Allendale-Columbia (9 teams), Leroy Junior-Senior High (18), McQuaid (15), Pittsford-Sutherlad (17) Pittsford-Mendon (17), and the Harley School (17)
The “school of distinction” scholar-athlete designation was given by the New York State Public School Athletic Association. The certificates and actual awards will be made in the fall semester of 2021.