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NHS teams garner academic honors

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:00 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:12 a.m. CST

Six Newton Senior High School 2013 fall squads received academic awards recently. The school’s teams were nominated by NHS athletic director Scott Garvis and awards were given by the IGHSAU and IHSAA.

Starting at the top: the NCMP girls’ swim team received the IGHSAU Distinguished Academic Award for a 3.565 team GPA.; the NHS girls’ cross country team received the IGHSAU Distinguished Team Academic Award; the NHS boys’ cross country team received the IHSAA Academic Award of Excellence; the NHS fall cheer squad received the IHSAA Academic Distinguished Award with a team GPA of 3.529; the NHS volleyball team had a team GPA of 3.68 and received the IGHSAU Distinguished Academic Award plus seniors Amber Kartsen (3), Jennifer Ventling (8) and Sydney Bergman (14) received academic all-state honors; the NHS boys’ golf team received an IHSAA Academic Award of Excellence.

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