159 Ejection Free Schools In NCHSAA For 2008-2009 Academic Year

159 NCHSAA SCHOOLS ARE EJECTION FREE FOR 2008-09



CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today that 159 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free during the 2008-09 school year.



The schools were recognized at the Association’s recently completed regional meetings held across the state. There were a total of 381 member schools in the NCHSAA last year.



Mark Dreibelbis, assistant executive director of the NCHSAA and director of the Association’s Student Services Division, noted that the number of schools that were ejection free was up by 34 from a year ago. A total of 125 schools were ejection free in 2007-08, which represented a decline from a whopping 202 schools, the all-time record, which were ejection free in the 2006-07 academic year. A total of 165 schools went ejection free during the 2005-06 year with 169 in 2004-05. The totals include 157 in 2003-04 and 149 schools in 2002-03.



The trend generally had been steadily upward since the inception of the program. There were 114 ejection-free schools during the 2001-2002 year and 92 schools were ejection free in both 2000-01 and 1999-2000. A total of 82 schools were ejection-free in 1998-99, and 75 schools went without an ejection during the 1997-98 year. The guidelines record ejections for unsportsmanlike acts such as fighting, taunting, profanity, obscene gestures or disrespectfully addressing or contacting officials.



“We are certainly pleased to recognize these schools for their positive programming,” said Dreibelbis. “It is part of our continuing commitment to provide opportunities and recognize schools which are promoting the kind of behavior we want to see as part of a wholesome athletic environment..”



All schools with no ejections for the year received a certificate of recognition at the recently completed NCHSAA regional meetings across the state. North Carolina Farm Bureau sponsors this as part of its initiative with the NCHSAA.

Those schools include:



2008-2009 Ejection-Free Award Recipients



Region 1 (12 schools)

Ayden-Grifton

Bear Grass

Bertie

Camden County

Cape Hatteras

Columbia

Creswell

Hertford County

Jamesville

Ocracoke

Southside

Washington



Region 2 (20 schools)

Clinton

East Duplin

Heide Trask

Hobbton

Jacksonville

Jones

Lakewood

Lejeune

Midway

North Brunswick

North Duplin

Pamlico

Rosewood

South Brunswick

South Lenoir

Spring Creek

Wallace-Rose Hill

West Brunswick

West Craven

White Oak



Region 3 (32 schools)

Cardinal Gibbons

Clayton

Durham School of the Arts

East Chapel Hill

East Wake

Eastern NC School for the Deaf

Enloe, W.G.

Fuquay-Varina

Hillside

Holly Springs

KIPP Pride

Louisburg

NC School of Science and Math

North Edgecombe

Northampton-East

Northampton-West

Northern Durham

Northern Vance

Northwest Halifax

Orange

Princeton

Roanoke Rapids

Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount Preparatory

Roxboro Community

Southeast Halifax

Southern Durham

Southern Nash

Tarboro

Warren County

Webb, J.F.

West Johnston



Region 4 (9 schools)

East Columbus

East Montgomery

Overhills

Red Springs

Smith, E.E.

South Columbus

South Robeson

Swett, Purnell

Westover



Region 5 (26 schools)

Asheboro

Atkins

Bartlett Yancey

Carver

Chatham Central

Cummings

Dudley

East Forsyth

Glenn, Robert B.

High Point Central

Jordan-Matthews

Ledford

Lexington

North Stokes

Northern Guildford

Providence Grove

Reidsville

Reynolds, R.J.

River Mill Academy

Southern Alamance

Southwestern Randolph

West Davidson

West Stokes

Western Alamance

Williams, Walter A.

Winston-Salem Preparatory





Region 6 (28 schools)

Albemarle

Anson Senior

Ardrey Kell

Ashbrook

Berry Academy, Phillip O.

Bessemer City

Brown, A.L.

Charlotte Catholic

Cherryville

East Gaston

Forestview

Garinger

Gray Stone Day

Highland School of Technology

Hopewell

Huss, Hunter

Kings Mountain

Lincoln Charter

Monroe

North Gaston

Parkwood

Providence

Shelby

South Mecklenburg

South Point

Vance, Zebulon

West Lincoln

West Rowan



Region 7 (16 schools)

Alexander Central

Avery County

Davie

Draughn, Jimmy C.

Foard, Fred T.

Freedom

Hibriten

Lake Norman

NC School for the Deaf

North Wilkes

Patton

Pine Lake Preparatory

Statesville

Watauga

West Wilkes

Wilkes Central



Region 8 (16 schools)

Blue Ridge

Brevard

Chase

East Henderson

Enka

Hendersonville

Hiwassee Dam

Thomas Jefferson Classical

Murphy

Nantahala

North Buncombe

Owen, Charles D.

Robbinsville

Rutherfordton-Spindale Central

Smoky Mountain

West Henderson