Eight Lakeland Central School District athletic teams have been honored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) with their Scholar/Athlete Team Award for the winter 2011-2012 sports season.
The NYSPHSAA honors those teams that excel in the classroom after each of the three sports seasons. To qualify, teams must have an unweighted composite grade point average of 90 or above.
The teams honored included four merged teams with students from both Lakeland and Walter Panas high schools: Wrestling, Boys’ Track, Girls’ Track and Boys’ Swimming. The Girls’ Basketball and Girls’ Bowling teams from each high school were also recognized for their achievement.