November 29, 2016—Renton School District student athletes have been recognized by the state’s athletics association for hard work in the classroom and in sports.
Forty of the district’s fall sports teams have won the Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Scholastic Award presented in association with the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association, as top teams in the state to excel in sports while also maintaining high combined team grade point averages (GPA). Teams with a GPA of 3.5 or higher qualify for the Outstanding Team Award; teams with a combined GPA of 3.00-3.49 qualify for the Distinguished Team Award.
Seventeen district high school teams received Outstanding honors for maintaining a near-perfect 3.5-3.8 GPA. Twenty-three additional teams from Hazen, Lindbergh and Renton high schools also won Distinguished Awards with team GPAs above 3.0.
Hazen High Girls Varsity Cross Country Team (pictured) maintained a near-perfect combined team GPA of over 3.8, placing them first among the district’s fall sports teams. Front row (l-r): Daniela Reyna, Kathy Nguyen, Erin Yee, Shannon Gifford. Back row (l-r): London Jensen, Casey Campbell, Rachel Dennis, Grace Hong, Keara Daley (not pictured: Claire Morris)