Scholar Athlete Team Champions


Award_042716AThe Wheatley High School’s girls’ varsity basketball team has been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) for academic excellence.

The team achieved an average of 97.904, which was the highest girls’ basketball team academic average in New York State. For this significant achievement the team has been declared New York State Champions for the Scholar Athlete Team Recognition Award competition.

The Scholar/Athlete Recognition award program recognizes athletic teams from across New York State for the exemplary academic performance of its team members. Based upon a composite of the grade point averages among team members, team champions are selected for each varsity sport from those high schools entering the competition.

Tom Fitzpatrick, director of Athletics, presented the New York State Championship Banner to Coach Anita Rogala and team members, Hannah Woodward, Allison LaMonica, Amanda Sivin, Jolie Katz, Ariana Turkalj, Micki Wain, Remi Goldfarb, Julia Braito, Cecilia Jozef and Samantha Rothstein.


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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.


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