Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
Six Friends Academy seniors, Jalisa Clark, Savannah Febesh, Erin Gluck, Morgan Landow, Casey Quinn and Erica Sklar, have been named to the 2011 NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) High School National Academic Squad.
According to their website, the National Academic Squad recognizes those high school seniors who have achieved a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.While FA scholar-athletes have earned this honor in the past, Coach Christine Botti is extremely proud of this group of award winners. “I think that this is quite an honor because it recognizes these athletes for their hard work in the classroom,” said Botti. “As coaches at Friends, we always stress the importance of academics and the ability for our athletes to manage their time so they can be successful in all aspects of their life,” she added.
For Coach Botti, this award demonstrates the high standards FA athletes set for themselves on the field and in the classroom. “These athletes not only spend countless hours on the field working hard during the season, but in the classroom as well. I am very proud of them – they truly encompass what being a student-athlete at Friends Academy means,” she said.
Enrolling 775 students from age 3 through Grade 12, Friends Academy is guided by its Quaker heritage and the principles of integrity, simplicity, patience, moderation and a peaceful resolution of conflict. The school is located on 65 acres at the intersection of Piping Rock and Duck Pond roads in Locust Valley/Glen Cove.