NCHSAA announces student athlete essay contest

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the fourth NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete Essay Contest, brought to you by the North Carolina National Guard.

The program is one of the Association’s most popular voluntary programs and recognizes excellence in the classroom as well as on the playing court or field. The program includes recognition of varsity teams that attain certain grades as well as individual athletes.

Student-athletes currently enrolled at an NCHSAA member school and participating in at least one sanctioned sport or cheerleading will have until midnight on September 30 to submit a 400-word essay answering the prompt: “What challenge(s) have you overcome to develop as a Scholar-Athlete?”

One male and female winner will be selected from the pool of entries to receive a prize pack from the North Carolina National Guard and the NCHSAA, including a FitBit Flex fitness wristband.

Essays will be judged on originality, content, organization of material, grammar, and spelling.

More information about the essay contest can be found online at .

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

By Nathan Ham

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