CLARK, NJ - On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department held a breakfast in honor of the 2017 Spring Athletics G.P.A. Challenge winners, the Girls’ track and Field Team Team. The event, sponsored by the Athletic Department, was held in the Arthur L. Johnson High School Cafeteria.

“The Athletic Department is extremely proud of all the members of the Girls’ Track and Field Team. The team was able to balance athletics and academics at the highest level, not only competing in the State Tournament in the spring but also excelling in the classroom, which is evident by the cumulative G.P.A. of 3.762 that the team held throughout the season. They are a model of what it means to be a student athlete and the Clark School District is proud of all of their accomplishments, ”said Gus Kalikas, ALJ High School Athletic Director. 

The Athletic Department at Arthur L. Johnson High School has instituted this honor to present to student athletes. The Crusader G.P.A. Challenge will be awarded each season to the team that finishes with the highest overall G.P.A. amongst athletic teams seasonally. The athletes will be presented with certificates, have their team memorialized on a plaque, and be invited for a “Breakfast with the A.D.” to celebrate their actions both in the classrooms and on the fields.

The Girls’ Track & Field Team with a G.P.A. of 3.762 was the Spring 2017 G.P.A. Challenge winner. The following Girls’ Track and Field Team members were G.P.A. Challenge winners: Casey Dohn, Meaghan Gallagher, Samantha Wagner, Payton Wiese, Kellie Bonaccorso, Grace Duffy, Lindsey Hofschneider, Samantha Ianco, Jessica Knowles, Yasmine Torres, Paige Kelly, Kayla Kowalenko, Kylee Zawacki, Emma Hilton, Julia Kalynchuk, Shailynn Rapp, Taylor Turek and Jenna Wiese.