Depew Athletic is proud to announce the recognition of Depew High School as a New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) 2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence.

This award is a credit to the academic dedication of our student athletes and is only awarded to schools where at least 75% of the athletic teams receive a Scholar Athlete Award in the past year. Depew Athletics is one of only 124 school districts in the state of New York to receive an academic distinction.

According to NYSPHSAA, the purpose of the School of Distinction and School of Excellence Awards are to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide academic honor. NYSPHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete team award was initiated in the 1991-92 school year. The School of Distinction Award was established in 2002-03, while the School of Excellence Award began in 2016-17. 

Depew Athletics will receive a plaque to commemorate this achievement.

“We would like to thank all of our coaches, teachers and support staff who pushed our student athletes to succeed on and off the playing fields in 20-21!” Athletic Director Robert Skoczylas said.