CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School graduating senior Shane Lynes was recently honored as the recipient of a New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Scholar Athlete Award. The awards are presented to one deserving student athlete from each participating high school in New Jersey. They celebrate athletic success and also honor the countless hours the students devote to academics.
Lynes was ranked third in the ALJ Class of 2014 with a 4.654 GPA. He was a starting player on both the varsity soccer and basketball teams where he contributed greatly to the teams’ successes.
“Shane has been an integral part of the success of our athletic programs at Arthur L. Johnson High School, allowing us to have success on the fields and courts in multiple sports,” said ALJ Athletic Director Gus Kalikas. “More importantly, he has been a model student athlete who did things the right way both in athletics and in the classroom. He is truly deserving of being named our recipient of the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award, and we wish him well as he embarks on his college career,” Kalikas continued.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is a voluntary, non-profit organization made up of 433 accredited public, private and non-public high schools in the state. The Association, through its executive committee, sets forth the rules and regulations governing high school athletics in order to equalize competition for member schools. The Scholar/Athlete Awards Program epitomizes the organization’s commitment to academics and athletics.