Prestigious Athletic Award Was Given to Only 20 High Schools in Suffolk County for 2022-2023
Babylon, NEW YORK (September 2023)—Babylon Junior-Senior High School has been named a School of Distinction for the 2022-2023 school year by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). This prestigious award is given only to schools in which all of their varsity sports teams have achieved NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team status throughout the course of the school year. Babylon was one of only 20 high schools in Suffolk County to be named a School of Distinction, and one of only 35 across the Island.
“This recognition is a testament to our student athletes’ dedication both on the field and in the classroom,” said Babylon Athletic Director Michael De Joseph. “Congratulations to our students, coaches, and staff for this great accomplishment.”
Towards the end of each sports season, the NYSPHSAA honors varsity teams that have excelled both athletically and academically as Scholar Athlete teams. The NYSPHSAA specifically awards varsity teams that collectively earn a grade point average of 90 percent or higher during the season. Babylon High School had all 24 of its teams achieve Scholar Athlete status throughout all three seasons for 2022-2023.
“This is another reminder of the Babylon School District’s excellent record both academically and athletically,” said Superintendent of Schools Carisa Manza. “Our student athletes worked so hard throughout the year, and we are so happy that their collective efforts are being recognized.”
For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict/