8 Schools Win NCHSAA Commissioner's Cup Honors For Community Service

       CHAPEL HILL—The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Time Warner Cable, has announced the winners in the Commissioner’s Cup competition for the 2014-15 academic year.

       The Commissioner’s Cup is designed to recognize athletic teams or cheerleading squads at NCHSAA member schools and is based on community service efforts.

       Two schools from each classification will be awarded the NCHSAA Commissioner’s Cup at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting on May 7. The winners include Pender and Swain County among the 1-A schools; Mount Pleasant and Monroe Parkwood in the 2-A classification; North Henderson and Southern Durham in 3-A; and Charlotte Catholic and Garner Magnet among the 4-A schools.

      Each school will receive a $1,000 stipend for their respective team or school athletic program.

      Schools identified a need within their community and created a plan to conduct the service project. Each team also obtained a sponsor, who could be a coach, faculty member, staff member or parent.

      Then each group submitted a one-minute video of their project to explain how the team served, the impact of the project on the community, numbers served, and other pertinent information to be considered for the award.