The State of New York has recognized and named BH-BL High School as a School of Distinction for having all 25 athletic programs as scholar athlete teams.
Senator James Tedisco also recognized the school for this honor and presented student athlete scholars representing the school with a state proclamation. He congratulated the students for helping make BH-BL High School one of only six schools among the 94 that make up Section 2 to be named a School of Distinction.
A school is only recognized and bestowed the honor of being named a School of Distinction if it has least 75 percent of their athletic teams earning a combined average of 90 percent or greater.
Athletic Director Joe Scalise proudly announced that BH-BL High School exceeded those expectations with a collective average of 95.06 among all 25 athletic teams. He explained that BH-BL High School is one of only 67 schools throughout the entire State of New York to be named a School of Distinction. (There are 788 members schools within the state.)
Furthermore, the top Grade Point Averages (GPAs) within the female athletic teams were volleyball with a 97.63 collective average and softball with a 97.55. The top GPAs among male athletic teams were tennis with a 96.83 collective average and cross-country with a 95.65.
“This is the district’s seven time receiving this prestigious honor,” says Scalise. “Our students work extremely hard on and off the field, and because of their dedication they are truly so deserving of this award. The success we have seen in the athletic realm is a direct correlation to the work these student athletes do in the classroom.”