HighSchoolOT Honors, presented by Pella Windows & Doors, is back! Starting today, nominations are open for the best and brightest student athletes in central and eastern North Carolina. Our categories feature everything from the best athletes in individual sports to most spirited student section.
Seasonal nominations, new awards added
New this year, nominations will be held seasonally (fall, winter and spring) to make it easier for fans to submit nominations throughout the year as big performances and games are happening. We also now have two awards for football, one for offense and another for defense, and we’ll recognize Athletic Director of the Year and Team of the Year. See the complete list of 2018-19 awards below.
The fall nomination period for HighSchoolOT Honors ends December 9, and WRAL Sports will confirm top finalists in each category. Fall finalists will be announced on December 17, and the winter nomination ballot opens the same day. A complete list of the dates for seasonal nominations is below. Voting on ALL awards will be April 29- May 19, 2019. In 2018, just over 48,000 votes were cast.
Awards event returns in 2019
In June 2019, WRAL TV’s Jeff Gravley and HighSchoolOT’s Nick Stevens will co-host an ESPYs-like event in downtown Raleigh to celebrate finalists and reveal the winners with family and friends. Thomas Davis, linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, was the guest speaker at our 2018 event. Stay tuned for our 2019 speaker announcement and ticket info.
Special thanks to HighSchoolOT Honors’ presenting sponsor Pella Windows & Doors. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this unique engagement opportunity. Use the form below to let us know you are interested in learning more. Read more about the 2018 awards or get in touch with us today to get involved.
2018-19 HighSchoolOT Honors
Fall Nominations: 8/11/18-12/9/18
Finalists Announced: 12/17/18
Winter Nominations: 12/17/18-3/17/19
Finalists Announced: 3/25/19
Spring Nominations: 3/25/19-4/21/19
Finalists Announced: 4/29/19
Voting (Fall + Winter + Spring): 4/29/19 – 5/19/19
Athlete of the Year (Men’s & Women’s)
Athletic Director of the Year
Coach of the Year (Men’s & Women’s)
Leadership (Men’s & Women’s)
Team of the Year
Game of the Year
Story of the Year
Upset of the Year
Basketball (Men’s & Women’s)
Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s)
Football (Offense & Defense)
Golf (Men’s & Women’s)
Indoor Track and Field (Men’s & Women’s)
Lacrosse (Men’s & Women’s)
Soccer (Men’s & Women’s)
Swimming & Diving (Men’s & Women’s)
Tennis (Men’s & Women’s)
Track & Field (Men’s & Women’s)
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