Former Superintendent in Perquimans County, long-time educator and former NCHSAA Board of Directors member, Dr. Dwayne Stallings passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the age of 63 years old.
Commissioner Que Tucker provides the following statement on August 6, 2020.
"At his press conference on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper and his health team extended Phase Two of the state's reopening plan until at least September 11. Unfortunately, this announcement means that the start of the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed beyond September 1 for NCHSAA member schools.
Former East Bladen Head Baseball Coach, Russell Priest, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the age of 73. He was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and Pembroke State College, where he majored in physical education. He served the students and student-athletes of Bladen County Schools for more than 40 years. The baseball field at East Bladen was named in his honor (Bladen Journal).
CHAPEL HILL— Lauryn Taylor of Green Level High School and Hunter Epps of Southwestern Randolph High School won top honors in the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program Click it or Ticket Scholar-Athlete essay contest.
The Spring 2020 semester’s prompt was:
Explain how, as a student-athlete, you can encourage your peers to buckle up by using a social media platform. What is your message to your peers?
CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the winner of the Female Athlete of the Year for the 2019-2020 School Year. The award is in its 35th year and winners receive the Pat Best Memorial Trophy.
CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the winner of the Male Athlete of the Year for the 2019-2020 School Year. The award is in its 35th year and winners receive the Pat Best Memorial Trophy.
Jason Norton, the athletic director for Pine Forest High School, passed away at the age of 47 following a long battle with cancer. The 2019 Tony Simeon Courage Award winner was first diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in 2016.
Norton spent many years at his alma mater, Richmond Senior, as a three-sport coach prior to becoming the Pine Forest athletic director in 2015. He was a member of the Richmond Senior State Championship Football teams in 1988 and 1989, going on to be an outstanding punter and placekicker for Catawba in the early 1990’s.
CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is pleased to recognize two graduating senior athletes that have been highly successful throughout all four years of their high school careers on an individual level with Four-time Champion Awards. The NCHSAA annually provides recognition for senior athletes completing their eligibility that have won the same individual event state championship in all four years of their career.
CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the selection of Gray’s Creek High School in Hope Mills as the 2019-2020 Exemplary School Award winner. This award is presented annually from nominations received from member schools.