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IHSAA Announces the 2023-2024 ‘Schools of Excellence’ Program Winners

Release from Idaho High School Activities Association
June 2, 2024

BOISE – The Idaho High School Activities Association is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 winners of the “Schools of Excellence”  program. This yearlong, voluntary program in which schools earn points based on their student-athletes’ performance in athletics,  academics and sportsmanship is the top award for the IHSAA and its member schools. The top three schools in each classification with the best overall programs will be recognized at the IHSAA Annual Meeting, July 31st


5A Eagle High School Susan McInerny, Principal; Tony Brulotte, AD 2nd place – Timberline High School 3rd place – Rocky Mountain High School   

4A Bishop Kelly High School Sarah Quilici, Principal; Tom Shanahan, AD 2nd place – Twin Falls High School 3rd place – Canyon Ridge High School 

 3A Kimberly High School Darin Gonzales, Principal; Zach Dong, AD 2nd place – Sugar-Salem High School 3rd place – Buhl High School   

2A Declo High School Roland Bott, Principal; Jennifer Murdock, AD 2nd place – Malad High School 3rd place – Sun Valley Community School   

1A Div I Grace High School Brandon Jackson, Principal; Travis Draper, AD 2nd place – Oakley High School 3rd place – Potlatch High School   

1A Div II Rockland High School Greg Larson, Principal; Andrew Nelson, AD 2nd place – Camas County High School 3rd place – Cascade High School 

The three major areas of high school activities are weighted equally in determining recipients of the award. 
The Academic Component is based on the varsity team’s cumulative GPA as submitted on the State Academic  Champions application for all IHSAA sponsored sports/activity programs.  

The Performance Component is based on place of finish at IHSAA-sponsored state championships and activity  program competitions.  

The Citizenship Component is based on a school’s self-evaluation of their citizenship/sportsmanship activities as  submitted on an itemized form. Deductions are made by the IHSAA for player and/or coach unsportsmanlike  ejections and also for unsportsmanlike school behavior at state tournaments.



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