MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School's Grace Miller has been named the school’s NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. This prestigious nomination is awarded to one student athlete who is a senior, a varsity athlete, holds a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and “exhibits outstanding school and community citizenship,” according to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
"Grace Miller is one of the best swimmers that I have had the pleasure to coach", said MHS swimming coach Donna Gelegonya. "She is an amazing young lady and a tremendous athlete in and out of the pool. She is academically in the top of her class and is an Academic All American".
Miller holds seven Morristown School records. She is a 5 time New Jersey State Champion (500 Freestyle 2019,2020 / 200 Free Relay 2019,2020 / 400 Free Relay 2019) and 4 time NISCA High School Swimming All-American (500 Free 2018,2019, 2020 / 400 Free Relay 2019).
In addition to swimming, Miller is on the executive board for kids2kids and worked with them every Saturday in the Morristown High School pool. When the pandemic hit, Miller continued to work with the kids through the Kids2kids virtual program. She received the President's Service Award for her work with kids2kids.
Miller will continue her swimming career in the fall at Northeastern University.
"I will surely miss her and I know she will be successful in any endeavor she chooses", said Gelegonya.
Morristown's athletic director also believes Miller will continue to have success.
"She is just as phenomenal in the classroom as she is in the pool", said MHS Athletic Director Smitty Horton.T"his is just one of many great accomplishments Grace will have in her lifetime. We are so proud of her."
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