St. Anthony Village High School Receives National Award
St. Anthony Village High School received the 2012 National Interscholastic Program of Excellence Award from Coach and Athletic Director magazine. Superintendent Laney explained, “We are one of two public high schools in the nation who were given this award.”
St. Anthony Village High School won the award for public schools with less than 1000 students.
Coach and Athletic Director magazine conducted a national search for the best high school sports departments. “We wanted to identify athletic departments that weren't just about wins, but also strived for perfection in academics, coach certification, participation, etc.,” said Kevin Hoffman, Associate editor of Coach and Athletic Director magazine. A panel of judges reviewed nominations based on eight categories of achievements: participation rate, coaches certification, community service, Athletic Director national certification, scholar-athlete status, level of parent participation, sportsmanship, and other noteworthy accomplishments. Hoffman explained the panel received nominations from schools across the country and selected four honorees to receive the award—two awards for public schools and two awards for private schools, based on enrollment size. Hoffman presented the national award to Urdahl and Mr. Terry, Principal of St. Anthony Village High School, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, between the first and second quarters of St. Anthony Village High School’s homecoming football game.