For the sixth year in a row, the Averill Park Central School District has been named a 2021-22 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence Award winner.

In order to be named a School of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, 75 percent of a district’s varsity sports teams must be recognized as a scholar-athlete team.

According to the NYSPHSAA, the purpose of the School of Excellence Awards are to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. This year, 148 districts earned the School of Excellence Award.