The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) named Mercer Island among its 2014-15 Scholastic Cup champions, the WIAA announced in a press release Friday afternoon.
“The Scholastic Cup showcases schools that excelled in sportsmanship, academics and in competition achievement for an entire year,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said in the release. “This award brings an entire school together as each student-participant contributed to capturing the Association’s highest honor.”
The Islanders were crowned the 3A champions with a total of 1,655 points, edging out Shorewood by 180 points. Mercer Island captured four WIAA-recognized spring state championships to secure the top spot. It was the eighth Scholastic Cup award won by Mercer Island. Also named Scholastic Cup champions were Crosspoint Academy (1B), Northwest Christian (Colbert) (2B), King’s (1A), Sehome (2A) and Newport (Bellevue) (4A).
The Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The year-long competition recognizes the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications based on academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence. Points are awarded in each of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships and Academic State Championships.