North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Schools Earn Commissioner’s Cup For Community Service



       CHAPEL HILL—Several schools were recognized during the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state football championships over the weekend for their community service activity.

 As part of the centennial celebration of the NCHSAA, the Association joined forces this fall with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks to help reduce hunger in North Carolina.  Member schools were encouraged to get involved in a campaign to raise donations for local food banks.

 Schools could donate time to local food banks or raise money. Schools in each of the classifications volunteering the most service hours or money (based on the percentage of students to volunteer hours or to funds raised) were recognized. Winners received the Commissioner’s Cup for their efforts.

 The schools winning the Commissioner’s Cup included Kernersville Bishop McGuinness and Albemarle in 1-A, Carrboro and Hertford County among the 2-A schools, and Northern Nash in the 3-A classification. There was no 4-A school recognized.

 NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield said, “As part of our 100th year celebration, we wanted to provide member schools with an opportunity to give back to their communities, which have supported them and their athletic programs.  These award recipients have worked hard and we wanted to recognize them for their tremendous efforts.”