Awards

   

Award of Merit

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

Dr. Michael Koester
Dr. Michael Koester
2011 Award of Merit Recipient

Former NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, who passed away last year, has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Award of Merit. Brand, who championed academic reform during his seven years as president of the NCAA, passed away September 16, 2009, after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. His wife, Dr. Peg Brand, will accept the Award of Merit on his behalf July 9 during the luncheon at the 91st annual NFHS Summer Meeting in San Diego, California.

National High School Hall of Fame

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

2013 Inductees
  • Ed Aston
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Ronnie Carter
  • Harrison Dillard
  • Richard Floyd
  • Kristin Folkl Kaburakis
  • Jerry Kimmel
  • Chuck Koeppen
  • Chuck Lenahan
  • Mike Messere
  • Haig Nighohossian
  • Jim Tate

American Tradition Award

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

National High School Spirit of Sport Award

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

2014 NFHS Spirit of Sport Section Winners

Heart of the Arts Award

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

Heart of the Arts Award

NFHS Citations

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NFHS Citations are awarded to individuals whose contributions have impacted high school activity programs through their association with one of the following groups of professionals: state associations and NFHS staff, athletic directors, coaches, officials, music adjudicators and directors, and speech, debate and theatre directors.

Speech, Debate and Theatre Association Outstanding Educator Awards

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

Music Association Outstanding Educator Awards

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

Coach Educator Awards

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

Kathy Vruggink Westdorp
Kathy Vruggink Westdorp
2013 Coach Educator Award Recipient

 

Coaches Association Awards

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The Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the NFHS and to high school activity programs at the national level, or whose actions and involvement have resulted in a notable impact on high school activity programs nationally.

Officials Association Awards

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