award nominees listed
Officials from Lewis-Clark State College recently announced the nominees for the sixth annual Warrior Athletics Association High School Awards.
Twenty-one area high schools in southeastern Washington and north central Idaho are participating in the event this year. The athletic directors and principals at each high school submitted their school’s nomination for Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, and the Meritorious Award.
Nominees from Prairie High School are MeShel Rad for female athlete of the year, Justin Schmidt for male athlete of the year, the girls basketball team for team of the year, Lori Mader for coach of the year and Greg Wherry for meritorious award.
Nominees from Summit Academy include Savanah Prigge for female athlete of the year, Austin Chmelik for male athlete of the year, the girls basketball team of team of the year and Pete Prigge for coach of the year. They had no meritorious award nominee.
All of the nominees will be honored on Oct. 16 at the WAA High School Awards Dinner. At this event, finalists will be named and one nominee from each category will be announced as the overall winner. The awards banquet will be held at the LCSC Activity Center starting at 7 p.m. Doors open and a no-host social will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person and can be purchased from the Warrior Athletics Ticket Office, located on the second floor of the Activity Center. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling (208) 792-2471.
New this year is a discount ticket price for nominated teams which purchase tickets and attend the event as a group. For information about this special call the ticket office.
Established in 2007, the WAA High School Awards program was started by the Warrior Athletic Association as a means to congratulate and encourage regional high school athletes, teams, coaches, and volunteers on their efforts and accomplishments. The program places a special amount of emphasis on the Meritorious Award, a category which has helped highlight and thank a number of unsung high school volunteers and supporters.
Major sponsors of the event are Lewis & Clark Orthopaedic Institute, Kendall Chevrolet, Pepsi, and Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union. For more information visit www.lcsc.edu/athletics/WAA/hs-awards