Today, the South Dakota High School Activities Association announced the Academic Achievement Team Awards for the 2019-2020 Winter Season. Among the schools recognized were Dupree, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, and Timber Lake.
All varsity fine arts groups and athletic teams that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive the award. The team awards are as follows:
Dupree: Girls Basketball Cheerleaders, One-Act Play, Boys Basketball Cheerleaders, and Girls Basketball Team
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte: Girls Basketball Team
Timber Lake: Boys Basketball Team, One-Act Play, Girls Basketball Team
Initiated during the 1996-97 school year, the team award program is designed to recognize varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups for their academic excellence. The South Dakota High School Activities Association believes that high school students learn in two distinct ways; inside the classroom and outside the classroom – on the stage and/or athletic field. This academic program creates a positive environment for school teams to have its members excel in the classroom. This program is also meant to motivate students toward academic excellence and to promote academic encouragement from teammates.
All varsity teams that participate in Association sponsored activities are eligible for this recognition program. The Academic Team Award program provides high school students with the opportunity to prove they can be overwhelmingly successful in both academics as well as in athletic and fine arts activities.
This information is available on the SDHSAA Website (www.sdhsaa.com).