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SGS Wins 2023-24 Scholastic Cup for 4th Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has awarded Saint George’s School the Scholastic Cup as the top 2B sized high school in the state for academics, athletics and activities. This marks the fifth time SGS has won the Cup in the past six years it has been awarded. (The Cup was not awarded for the 2020-21 school year due to pandemic-related limitations.)

The Scholastic Cup recognizes performance in the classroom as well as on the playing surface. Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the top in team academic performance (highest average GPA). Sportsmanship is also a factor, as schools can lose points for ejections from contests.

Saint George’s finished with 935 points, more than 150 points ahead of second-place Asotin. The teams that contributed to SGS winning the Cup included the Boys and Girls Track & Field teams who both won state championships, as well as the SGS Band, Choir, Drama Program, and Boys Soccer team who were each State Academic Champions with the highest average grade point for their activity or team among 2B schools. (See a Full List of Activities & Teams that earned points toward the Scholastic Cup for SGS.)

Since the inception of the WIAA Scholastic Cup in 2012-13, Saint George’s has finished in the top three schools for our classification all 12 years. SGS has won the Cup five times, been the runner up six times, and finished third once.

“Our success begins in the classroom and carries over into our athletics and activities,” says SGS Athletic Director Ryan Peplinski. “Our participation numbers in arts and athletics are over 95% of the student body. When a school has participation numbers and involvement of that magnitude, combined with great teachers, coaches, and staff, anything is possible. We have so many students who follow and develop their passions at SGS. The Scholastic Cup is a total school award that we are excited and proud to receive!”

See LS Red & White Day Games

The Lower School finished their last day of school with Red & White Day, a morning of games and fun! See a Photo Gallery and a YouTube Video of them doing obstacle racing, tug of war, sidewalk coloring, corn hole tossing, parachute games, field hockey in Metters, and dancing and the limbo on Graduation Lawn!

Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp Goes Kayaking

The Outdoor Adventures summer campers spent time kayaking along the river bends around the SGS campus on June 13. See a Photo Gallery of them working their way through the weeds on their way to taking out their boats at Graduation Bridge.

Spokesman’s Grad Section Recognizes Morales

The Spokesman-Review’s annual Graduation Special Section highlighted SGS senior Ben Morales as an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and an elite runner who’s headed to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec this fall. Read the Full Article to see what Ben’s running coach Rick Riley has to say about him.

Spokesman Highlights State Track & Field Championships

The June 9th edition of the Spokesman-Review included an article about the SGS boys and girls Track and Field State Champions. “Spokane’s big schools and big-school athletes weren’t the only ones who brought home gold from state track and field championships,” the article noted. “It was the second straight title for the St. George’s boys and third straight and fifth overall for the girls.”

Read the Full Article about all the individual honors and coach TJ Moulton’s comments on the two teams.

May Term Volleyball Is Jumping

The May Term Volleyball class shared their nets on the soccer field with other students for some fun games on June 5 to end May Term. See a Photo Gallery of their greatest hits and saves!

SGS Photos from State Track & Field Championships

The SGS girls made it three State 2B Track and Field championships in a row with a dominant victory at the State Finals in Yakima on May 23-25. See a Photo Gallery of them running, jumping and throwing to the podium!

The SGS boys earned a second consecutive Track & Field State 2B Title as well. See a Photo Gallery of them leading the pack to the podium again!

Girls Win Third State Track & Field Title in a Row!

The Dragons made it three State 2B Track and Field championships in a row with a dominant victory at the State Finals in Yakima on May 23-25. Their 95 team points easily outdistanced second place Davenport with 67.5 points.

Both Saint George’s track teams brought home State titles, with the boys returning to the victory stand for the second straight year. “The Dragons are only the third team in state history to win back-to-back team titles in both boys and girls track, and become the first team in the state of Washington to ever win 5 state championships in a 3-year stretch!” says head coach TJ Moulton.

Individual State Champions include Josie McLaughlin in the 1600 and 800-meter races, Regan Thomas in the 3200-meter race (and 2nd in the 1600), and Kaylee Clark in the Triple Jump (as well as 4th in the Long Jump). Rachel Sudlow was 2nd in the Triple Jump and 6th in the Long Jump. Savvy Briceno took 3rd in the 400-meter race, while Julianne Garcia was 7th in the 300 Hurdles and Henri Osborne threw for 8th in Shot Put. The Girls 4×100 relay (Rachel, Kaylee, Savvy, and Julianne) and 4×200 relay (Evie Wolff, Josie, Kaylee, and Savvy) each earned 3rd place.

But the crowning glory of the meet was the victory of the girls 4×400 meter relay team — for the 8th consecutive State Meet! Congratulations to Savvy Briceno, Sarah Harbaugh, Regan Thomas, and Josie McLaughlin for carrying on the Dragons’ unprecedented dominance in this event. Go Dragons!