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2023-24 Golden Whistle Merit Award Winners

2023-24 Golden Whistle Merit Award Winners

Annually, the NCHSAA honors its top, long-serving officials with the Golden Whistle Merit Award. Criteria for the award include demonstrating leadership, performance, service, and training for the betterment of officiating, possessing officiating abilities emulated by fellow officials, being regarded as a person of integrity and character, and a minimum of 10 years of experience as…

2023-2024 NCHSAA Statewide Award Winners

2023-2024 NCHSAA Statewide Award Winners

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association annually presents statewide awards in several different categories, based on those “who have done the most for high school athletics” rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding won-loss record.  The awards are named in memory or in honor of outstanding individuals in each…

2023-2024 Willie Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship Awards 

2023-2024 Willie Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship Awards 

The Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship is in honor of Durham-native Willie Bradshaw, an NCHSAA Hall of Fame inductee in 1995 and National High School Hall of Fame inductee in 2010. Bradshaw was an outstanding athlete at Hillside High School, playing on the undefeated 1943 football team that went untied and unscored upon. He went…

2023-2024 NCHSAA Scholar Award

2023-2024 NCHSAA Scholar Award

This award provides scholarship support to outstanding student-athletes participating on sanctioned varsity teams in North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools who have displayed exceptional leadership, among other qualities, with financial need a consideration. Recipients each receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship. REQUIREMENTS The 2023-24 Winners of the NCHSAA Scholar Award are Natalia Melbard from…

2023-2024 Exemplary School of the Year

2023-2024 Exemplary School of the Year

This award is presented annually from nominations received from member schools. The award is given by the NCHSAA, with the support of the North Carolina Coaches’ Association and the North Carolina Athletic Directors’ Association. In addition to a trophy and a banner for display, the school receives a $1,000 cash award. The Exemplary School Award recognizes the…

2023-2024 Pat Gainey Student Scholarship Awards

2023-2024 Pat Gainey Student Scholarship Awards

The awards are made possible by a gift from the late Pat Gainey’s daughter, Mrs. Berry Jo Gainey Shoen. The student scholarship award is available to NCHSAA member schools in counties with a poverty rate of 20 percent or more for children 17 and under. Recipients can be either a female athlete or a male…

2023-2024 Heart of a Champion Award

2023-2024 Heart of a Champion Award

Heart of a Champion recognizes Student-Athletes from NCHSAA member schools who have participated in at least one varsity sport or cheerleading and remained ejection-free during the school year. These students also exemplify outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship in their community. The 2023-24 Heart of a Champion Award recipients are listed below. Sarah Waller West Rowan Emma Parrish…

2023-2024 Alford Family Golf Scholarship Award

2023-2024 Alford Family Golf Scholarship Award

Created in 2020 by NCHSAA Assistant Commissioner Brad Alford, the Alford Family Golf Scholarship provides financial assistance to one male and one female golfer who will continue their educational and athletic career at the next level. Recipients must demonstrate how the shared core values of the NCHSAA and the game of golf have affected their…

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