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East Burke High School Earns NCHSAA Commissioner’s Trophy

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association recently announced its Commissioner’s Trophy Awards. The honor is designed to recognize member schools’ athletic programs that do outstanding work in community service. Schools had their “team or teams” identify a need within the community and create a plan to conduct the service project. Each team had a sponsor, who was a coach, faculty member, staff member or parent. They then submitted a 1-minute video of the project to explain how the team served, the impact the project had on the community, the number of people served, theme of the project, with photos and video from the event. Winning schools each received a $1,000 stipend for their respective team or school athletic program.

East Burke High School was one of eight schools state-wide to earn the award.

East Burke High School’s football team has partnered with Shekinah Food Ministries this year to feed local families. The team works with Oak Ridge Baptist Church and prepares food boxes to community members in need. Each month the team packaged enough food to feed 400 families for two weeks.

This year, the Commissioner’s Trophy is presented in partnership with Truist. Truist’s purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities making the company a proud supporter of the NCHSAA’s commitment to encouraging student athletes to strive to make their own communities better.