Section III honors 143 scholar-athletes from 72 Central New York schools

It was quite the sight at the SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College on Monday, as 143 scholar athletes from all over our region were honored for their outstanding work on and off the playing field.

All in all, student athletes from 72 local high schools were honored.

What's more, is that of those 143 student-athletes, 24 were the valedictorians of their graduating class.

While a mighty impressive 106 of the athletes honored ranked in the top 10 of their graduating class.

The ceremony served as a perfect culmination to the 2012-2013 school year, with all 143 students receiving plaques and patches from Section III for their achievements.

Many of the athletes will continue their playing careers at the collegiate level, including at Division-I and Ivy League institutions.

This was Section III's 25th year of honoring its scholar-athletes, a span in which 2,344 student athletes have been honored.