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Shoreham-Wading River High School was named a School of Distinction by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The school was one of only 13 Section XI high schools and one of 64 statewide to achieve the honor. The school received the status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons.

NYSPHSAA’s School of Distinction Award was established in the 2002-03 school year to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide academic honor. According to Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director, the program highlights and celebrates schools that value the importance of academics as well as athletics.

Mr. Mark Passamonte, the District’s Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Nurses, will be presented a certificate and a commemorative award at the NYSPHSAA local athletic director workshop in the fall.