Lima, NY—The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) has announced its 2020-21 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction award winners. Lima Christian School is among them.

The purpose of the School of Distinction award is to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide academic honor. This year, only 64 schools among the 731 districts across New York State earned the School of Distinction Award. Schools can apply for School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons.

“Lima Christian’s athletic program has always emphasized more than just competitive sports. Our coaches instill character in our student athletes. Sports is a wonderful vehicle for helping young men and young women learn about discipline, teamwork, and dedication to a higher goal. As a Christian school, we encourage our students to do all to the glory of God. It’s true in athletics, academics and every area of life,” said Mr. Michael Burns, Lima Christian’s Athletic Director.

Lima Christian School will be presented a certificate and a commemorative award at the local athletic director workshop this fall.

The full list of School of Distinction winners is available here.


 Lima Christian School is a private, faith-based, Pre-K through 12th grade day school located where Livingston, Monroe and Ontario Counties meet in Lima, NY. LCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. It provides academic excellence, a nurturing environment, and strong community to help students discover their God-given talents and prepare them for a life honoring Jesus Christ.