At the end of each school year, Section III Athletics honors its member schools and their top senior athletes that excelled both in the classroom and on the playing field. The Section III Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner presented by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of NY celebrates the accomplishments of the sectionís top scholar-athletes and recognizes the achievement of the student. The best male and female scholar-athletes from each of the 109 schools within Section III are honored at this event, which will be held on June 7th at the Rusty Rail in Canastota. This year the program is awarding over $5,000.00 in college scholarships to our outstanding high school student-athletes.Each Section III high school may nominate one male and one female candidate. The individuals nominated by each member school will be designated as Section III Scholar-Athlete Award winners. Each of these individuals will receive special recognition at the annual dinner and will also be awarded certificates from Section III.The Section III Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest academic honor bestowed by the organization. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 90% or better, and have participated in varsity competition in a Section III sponsored sport. Other factors such as community service, exemplary citizenship or other extracurricular activities are taken into consideration.Twenty-eight of our 125 Scholar-Athletes are ranked #1 in their class and 99 of the 125 Scholar ĖAthletes are ranked 10th or higher in the respective class.