HELENA -- Billings Skyview, Libby, Bigfork and Winnett high schools were recognized with NorthWestern Energy Academic Excellence Awards, the Montana High School Association announced Wednesday.
The awards are annually given to the academic champions in each of Montana's four classifications -- Class AA, Class A, Class B and Class C. The winners are determined by averaged the grades earned by students who participated in athletic, music and/or speech and drama programs during the 2018-19 school year.
Skyview won the Class AA honor, recording a cumulative grade-point average of 3.559 to edge out Bozeman (cumulative GPA of 3.550) for the top spot.
Libby earned the Class A award with a 3.810 GPA, outpacing runner-up Dillon and its 3.479 GPA.
The Class B distinction went to Bigfork, which boasted a GPA of 3.76. Baker was second in the class with a 3.363 GPA.
Winnett's GPA of 3.755 led the Rams to the Class C award. Chester-Joplin-Inverness was second with a 3.728 GPA.
The awards will be presented during the 2019-20 school year.