Cary, NC — 2015 has already been a big year for Cary area high schools. Two weeks ago, Cary High learned that their band would march in the 2016 Macy’s Parade (see story), and, last week, on May 7, 2015, Green Hope received the Exemplary School Award.
Green Hope Named Exemplary School
The NCHSAA (North Carolina High School Athletic Association) presented the 2015 Exemplary School Award to Green Hope High School on Thursday, May 7, 2015. From the NCHSAA:
The Exemplary School Award recognizes the top overall school in the state in terms of the “total program,” including but not limited to athletic success, scope of athletic opportunities offered, facilities, community interest and involvement, academics and the like.
The award is given to multiple schools by the NCHSAA, the North Carolina Coaches Association and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. In addition to a trophy and a banner for display, each winning school receives a $1000 cash award.
Green Hope’s Accomplishments
Green Hope High School, which opened in 1999, is the ninth annual winner of this award.
In 2014, Green Hope was recognized as the top public high school in North Carolina by US News & World Report. Green Hope also received the highest school performance grade (SPG) among all high schools in Wake County (from the NC Department of Public Instruction or NCDPI).
Apart from academics, Green Hope has also won six Wells Fargo Conference Cups and five State Cups for overall sports excellence. Approximately 1,000 student-athletes participate in sports at Green Hope every year. Athletic director Colin Fegeley said:
[This is] the result of great coaching, motivated young people, and a school community that supports all of our athletic programs.
Congratulations to both Cary High and Green Hope!
Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.