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April 19-20 – State Chess Competition
April 20-21 – State Concert Band Competition
April 22 – Athletic Training Challenge
April 23-28 – Tennis District Tournaments
April 27-28 – Track & Field District Meets (A-3A)
April 29 – Tennis Seeding
April 29 – 3A-6A Baseball Brackets Released
April 29 – Track & Field Entries Deadline (A-3A)

IN THE NEWS:
STATE BAND INFORMATION
The contest guidelines for concert band state music events are posted on the NMAA web site.  For information, please follow the links below. For questions about any of the state music events, please contact Dana Pappas at danamarie@nmact.org.

State Concert Band Contest (April 20-21, 2018 at Cleveland HS):
Guidelines: https://www.nmact.org/file/2018_concert_band_registration_guidelines.pdf
Schedule: https://www.nmact.org/file/2018_State_Concert_Band_Schedule.pdf

2018 STATE CHESS COMPETITION
The 2018 State Chess Championships will take place April 19-20 at The Wyndham Hotel in Albuquerque.  For further information, please contact Dusty Young at dusty@nmact.org.  Good luck to all participants.

NMAA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC
The 12th Annual NMAA Foundation Golf Classic presented by Gardenswartz Team Sales is Monday, May 21, 2018 at the UNM South Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque. Teams are $500 or $125 for an individual. Hole and team sponsors are still available. Entry fee includes green fees and cart, range balls, and lunch, player gifts and prizes for both the a.m. and p.m. flights. For more information, contact Dusty Young at dusty@nmact.org.

2017-2018 NMAA MEMBER SCHOOL PARTICIPATION SURVEY
Attention Athletic Directors – Click here for the 2017-2018 NMAA Member School Participation Survey.  This survey will be used to collect student participation numbers in both athletics and activities for member high schools across New Mexico. The New Mexico Activities Association is again working with the National Federation of State High School Associations to collect this data and your assistance is greatly appreciated.  Please submit your completed form to the NMAA office by fax at (505) 923-3114 or via email to jackie@nmact.org. The deadline to submit your school’s participation survey is Friday, May 18, 2018.  Although you may only be able to directly provide student participation numbers for athletics, please work with your colleagues to provide as much data as possible for activities as well. If you have any questions regarding this year’s participation survey, please do not hesitate to call Jackie Martinez at (505) 923-3281 or by email at jackie@nmact.org.

MY REASON WHY
There are countless benefits to participating in high school sports and activities, but a lot of concerns as well. To overcome resistance and drive participation, #MyReasonWhy highlights diverse stories and memories shared by students, parents, coaches, officials and community members. We’re working together to show how participation not only develops individual skills and character for the future but drives a stronger sense of self and community that students will feel immediately and for the rest of their lives. To share your story visit www.nfhs.org/MyReasonWhy and share your story.

COMPETE WITH CLASS NOMINATIONS
In an effort to establish and sustain the Compete with Class initiative, the NMAA will be highlighting acts of sportsmanship through various awards and recognition programs during the 2017-2018 school year.  In order to do this, our office NEEDS YOUR HELP!  Acts of sportsmanship by individuals, coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, or teams as a whole should be reported to the NMAA office as they occur.  Photos of these acts would also be appreciated.  Send your nominations to J.P. Murrieta at jp@nmact.org.

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