A pair of local high schools were recently honored with the 2019-2020 WIAA Award of Excellence. Watertown was bestowed the honor for the 3rd time while Mayville was honored for the first time. The award promotes and recognizes the efforts and achievements of schools in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership and character. The WIAA applauded the schools and athletics administrators as they experienced unique and additional challenges this year with school closures and the cancelation of high school activities in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayville Athletic Director Tom Noennig tells DailyDodge.com that “Winning the award was awesome for the kids, coaches and community. Our Interact group, which is the letterwinners group, worked in conjunction with the Mayville Rotary Club on service and leadership projects. The kids did an outstanding job in the community with their service projects that included the police department, fire department and Rotary…it was really great.”
In a statement to DailyDodge.com Watertown Athletic Director Jamie Koepp said “We are very proud to have earned the WIAA Award of Excellence distinction for the third consecutive year. Our many stakeholders in Watertown continue to play key roles. Some of those stakeholders include but are not limited to; coaches, parents, team members and key faculty members to name a few. The Watertown community continues to provide great support for our athletic teams and we are excited to once again make the community proud of the athletic teams at Watertown High School.”
Forty-six schools in the state garnered the honor for the 2019-20 school year.
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