BBA's Johnny Miceli wins scholar-athlete award

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MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy student-athlete Johnny Miceli has been named as the Section I National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) male scholar-athlete of the year. Section I includes eight different states; Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Miceli was named the Vermont NIAAA scholar-athlete in the fall.

Miceli has also been named as one of eight national male finalists for the award, which includes a $2500 scholarship.

As the recipient of the Section I scholar-athlete, Miceli will receive a $1500 scholarship as well as a plaque.

Miceli was a three-sport athlete for BBA during the entirety of his high school career. He played soccer in the fall, hockey during the winter, and lacrosse in the spring for the Bulldogs. He was a four-year member of both the soccer and hockey team, while he played three total seasons for BBA lacrosse. Miceli had planned to finish his high school lacrosse career this spring before the coronavirus canceled all spring sports in the state of Vermont.

To become a NIAAA scholar-athlete, you must excel both in the classroom as well as in competition. Senior student-athletes must meet two of the following three requirements; minimum of B+ average, ranked in the top 25% of class, ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (math and reading).

They also require the senior to have played at least two sports for a minimum of two years while earning a varsity letter during at least one of those seasons.

If the student-athlete meets these requirements, they are able to begin the application process which includes an essay as well as a letter of recommendation from the school's athletic director.

The national NIAAA scholar-athlete winners (one male, one female) will be announced in August.

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