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Superintendent’s Challenge recognizes winter sports excellence

Superintendent’s Challenge recognizes winter sports excellence

Superintendent Challenge At the Feb. 11 Board of Education Meeting, middle and high school student athletes and cheer and dance teams were recognized for winter sports academic excellence by the Superintendent’s Challenge.

Teams that earned first Place:

  • Boys swimming - Heights
  • Bowling - Southeast
  • Cheerleading - Northwest
  • Dance - Heights
  • Wrestling - Heights
  • Boys basketball - Heights
  • Girls basketball - South

Teams that earned second place:

  • Boys swimming - Southeast
  • Bowling - Heights
  • Cheerleading - Southeast
  • Dance - East
  • Wrestling - Southeast
  • Boys basketball - Northwest
  • Girls basketball - Southeast

Teams were also recognized for most improved GPA: 

  • Boys swimming – Northwest
  • Bowling – South
  • Cheerleading – South
  • Dance – Southeast
  • Wrestling – Southeast
  • Boys basketball – South
  • Girls basketball – Southeast

Middle school athletes were recognized for the first time, with Christa McAuliffe Academy’s cross country team and Allison Middle School’s volleyball team winning the top awards.  Allison came in 2nd for cross country and Horace Mann came in second for volleyball.

Launched in 2017, the Superintendent’s Challenge is an incentive program for students involved in athletics, cheer and dance. The initiative has athletic teams not only compete on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Twenty sports and activities are part of the program. Schools’ teams compete for the highest grade point average. The team with the highest GPA for each sport will receive the award at the end of the season. The Overall GPA Cup will be awarded to the team with the highest GPA of all sports at the end of the school year.