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Updated: 06/19/2014 08:00:03AM

Rotarians hear update on LPHS athletics

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Lake Placid Rotary Club president Hugh "Skip" Dent and Lake Placid High School Athletic Director Jon Million.

COURTESY PHOTO / NANCY DAVIS


Lake Placid Rotary Club president Hugh "Skip" Dent and Lake Placid High School Athletic Director Jon Million.

By NANCY DAVIS

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Athletic Director John Million gave a general overview of the state of athletics at Lake Placid High School when he addressed the Rotary Club of Lake Placid.

LPHS recently completed a very successful athletic year, Million said, with District titles in both boys and girls swimming and volleyball and District runners-up honors in several other sports.

Five graduating seniors will attend college on athletic scholarships, Million said, and the sophomore and junior classes are strong in athletics and academics — and the incoming freshman class looks promising, too. LPHS offers students 13 varsity sports.

The school is actively seeking new coaches for football, baseball and boys soccer, Million said, and will interview candidates during the coming months. While student athletes are currently summer strength training at the high school, a new strength and training center is in the works at the location of the new track across Green Dragon Drive from the high school. Million said the Lake Placid Athletic Association is instrumental to LPHS sports funding, especially the new center.

Million is streamlining student fundraising and offering advertising opportunities at two major community events: a September 5K run and an October golf tournament. He is also forming a Student Athletic Leadership Team, with two students from each sport comprising the group. Team members will mentor fellow athletes and act as liaisons with the community.

For more information contact Million at millionj@highlands.k12.fl.us.




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