Scores of Stoughton High School student-athletes were on hand to celebrate the school receiving a WIAA (
Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association) Award of Excellence for the 2016-17 school year.
SHS is one of only 15 in the State of Wisconsin to receive the inaugural award, which is presented to
WIAA member schools and recognizes efforts and achievements in the areas of
sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership and character
. A total of 514 high schools are WIAA members, according to the WIAA.
SHS was officially presented with its award on Sept. 25. The students celebrated the honor later that day during Character Matters, an after school program that encourages SHS student-athletes to make positive decisions in their lives.
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association salutes the 15 schools that met the criteria to be the inaugural recipients of the Award of Excellence in 2016-17," the WIAA said in its press release earlier this year.
Congratulations to students and staff!