Commissioner Whitfield Speaks to Athletic Directors

         GREENSBORO—North Carolina High School Athletic Association commissioner Davis Whitfield addressed a group of athletic directors from across the state on Tuesday morning.

         It was part of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA) Leadership Academy, being held in conjunction with the North Carolina Coaches Association week long clinic. Athletic directors from across the state were attendance as well as several members of the NCHSAA staff.

        Whitfield provided updates on NCHSAA rules and regulations as well as emerging issues. He also shared some of the information about national trends which came from discussion at the recent National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) national meeting in Boston.

         In addition, the Jerry McGee Endowed Scholarships were presented. Kayla Rae Montgomery of Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem and Christian Sidney Miles of Walter Williams High in Burlington were the recipients.

       The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of donors to the fund in honor of the long-time NCADA executive director Jerry McGee. McGee is a member of both the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.

      Awarded to two senior year high school student-athletes from NCHSAA member schools, this award is unique because it honors both male and female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic sport. The NCADA Awards Committee selects recipients with approval by the NCADA Executive Board.