National Interscholastic Administrators Association Scholarship Winner

National Interscholastic Administrators Association Scholarship Winner photo
High school senior Mia Sansanelli was recently awarded the National Interscholastic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Scholar Athlete Award, making her the singular female winner selected from Suffolk County. While Mia excels phenomenally at each sport she participates in, she will be attending Sacred Heart University to play soccer in the fall.

The NIAA scholarship program seeks to recognize students who show strong academic and athletic leadership, outstanding sportsmanship, and active citizenship in the community around them. This recognition in turn promotes and reinforces the importance of athletics in the educational system, showing students the significance of learning to balance both extracurriculars and academics.

“I feel like the two seem to go hand in hand,” said Mia. “When you have less free time, you learn to balance each area you’re putting your efforts towards—and you can then do them to the best of your ability.”