BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Lauren Boyd was among the high school students honored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for their achievements as Scholar-Athletes at the 24th Annual Scholar Athlete luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ on Sunday, May 21.

Since 1993, administrators at each NJSIAA member high school have the opportunity to select one senior student as their scholar athlete of the year. The chosen student must meet the following requirements: Senior who 1. Plays a NJSIAA varsity sport; 2. Possesses a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0; and, 3. Exhibits outstanding school and community citizenship. 

Over $120,000 in scholarships are given out each year to the athletes at this prestigious event.

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Lauren attended the luncheon with her family and Gov. Livingston Athletic Director Ann Clifton and head Track and Field coach Dan Guyton. 

Lauren has been a member of the Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams for all four years. She was recently crowned the Union County Champion in Shot Put with a toss of 37-11.50 and NJSIAA Central Group 2 sectional indoor champion by throwing a personal best 39 feet,10 inches and holds the school record. She took second place in Discus at the 2017 Union County Championships with a throw of  113-3, a personal best.

 "All of her accomplishments are a testament to her character, humility and work ethic," Guyton had said to TAPinto in a previous interview. "We are so happy to see her doing so well and can't wait to see what she does next!"

Lauren will be attending Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in the fall and will be part of their Track and Field team. Lauren is the daughter of Peter and Donna Boyd.

About the NJSIAA: Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscho lastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 433 accredited public, private, and parochial high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 32 sports. Championship competition for girls is spons ored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing,field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, and volleyball. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey,lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track,winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.