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Strength of America Award

The President's Council has teamed up with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to improve strength programs and gym conditions in high schools across the country. Schools that earn the Strength of America Award Exit Disclaimer have demonstrated excellence in the implementation of safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. Past winners are available on the NSCA website. For more information on how to apply for the Strength of America award, contact NSCA. Applications for the award must be received by May 15th. Award winners are formally announced during the NSCA's National Conference.

2016 Winners

  • ANU Sport and Recreation Association - The Australian National University | Canberra, Australia | Coach Glenn Corcoran, CSCS, RSCC
  • AC Flora High School | Columbia, SC | Coach Micah Kurtz MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, NBCT, USAW, FMS, NASE
  • Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
  • Avon High School | Avon, IN | Coach David Ballou, CSCS, RSCC
  • Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN | Coach Fred Eaves, CSCS, RSCC
  • Cardinal Gibbons High School | Raleigh, NC | Coach Steven Wright, CSCS, RSCC*D and Coach Chris Morland, MS, CSCS
  • Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Cate School | Carpinteria, CA | Coach Erik Hansen, CSCS, RSCC
  • C.E. Ellison High School | Killeen, TX | Coach Bruce Cox, CSCS
  • Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, MPE, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Davenport West High School | Davenport, IA | Coach Dave Jenkins, CSCS
  • Discovery Canyon High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Sam Melendrez, CSCS
  • East Ascension High School | Gonzales, LA | Coach Daniel McCready, CSCS
  • Emporia High School | Emporia, KS | Coach Charles Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D
  • Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS,*D
  • Harker Heights High School | Harker Heights, TX | Coach Garson Skelton, M.Ed, CSCS*D, USAW, CISSN
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Ironwood High School | Glendale, AZ | Coach Eric Reed, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
  • Laguna Blanca School | Santa Barbara, CA | Coach Shane Lopes, CSCS
  • Lincoln High School | Lincoln, NE | Coach Stewart Venable, CSCS
  • Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
  • Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
  • Midway High School | Kingston, TN | Coach K. Ryen Minton, CSCS
  • Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
  • New Mexico Military Institute | Roswell, NM | Coach Tyrell Curtis, MA, CSCS
  • New Richmond High School | New Richmond, WI | Coach Keith Badger
  • North Valley High School | Grants Pass, OR | Coach Travis Osborne, MAT, NSCA-CPT
  • Orange Lutheran High School | Orange, CA | Coach Carl Galloway, CSCS
  • Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
  • Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
  • Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
  • Spartanburg High School | Spartanburg, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS
  • School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
  • Skutt Catholic High School | Omaha, NE | Coach Jeremy Moore, CSCS
  • The Peddie School | Highstown, NJ | Coach Mike Volkmar, CSCS
  • Wayzata High School | Plymouth, MN | Coach Ryan Johnson, Med, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
  • Wesleyan High School | Peachtree Corners, GA | Coach Dustin Wolf, CSCS, RSCC*D

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