Section Three Scholar Athlete Award WinnerAt the conclusion of each school year, Section III Athletics honors its member schools and their top senior athletes that excelled both in the classroom and on the playing field. The Section III Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner presented by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of NY celebrates the accomplishments of the section’s top scholar-athletes and recognizes the achievement of each student. The best male and female scholar-athletes from each of the 105 schools within Section III are honored at this event with plaques and certificates. This year’s dinner, awarded over $6,500.00 in college scholarships to our outstanding high school student-athletes, which was held on June 9th at the SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College.
The Section III Scholar Athlete Award is the highest academic honor bestowed by the organization. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 90% or better, and have participated in varsity competition in a Section III sponsored sport. Other factors such as community service, exemplary citizenship or other extracurricular activities are taken into consideration.
Twenty-five of our 146 Scholar Athletes are ranked #1 in their class and 112 of the 146 Scholar Athletes are ranked 10th or higher in the respective class.
This program was launched in 1988 under the leadership of Otis Sennett, Andy Jugan and Jake Morse with the goal of honoring scholastic and athletic excellence. Since the inception of this award, over 3000 students have been recognized with this tribute.
This year Fabius-Pompey's Noah Sims and Hannah Chartrand were honored at this event. Noah has run varsity cross-country and outdoor track and field for 4 years and ran 2 years in indoor track and field. Hannah has played varsity soccer for three years, varsity volleyball for two years and ran varsity outdoor track and field for four years. Hannah was a recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.