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March 18-24 – NMAA Office Closed
IN THE NEWS:
The 2020 NMAA State Basketball Championships were completed this past weekend. Thank you to all who helped with the success of these championships and congratulations to all state champions and those who participated. Click the links below to view all brackets and results from the tournament:
REMINDER – NMAA HAS POSTPONED STATE SPIRIT AND SUSPEND ACTIVITY AND SPRING SPORTS PROGRAMS
The New Mexico Activities Association and its Board of Directors has postponed the State Spirit Championships and suspended all activity programs and spring athletic programs until further notice. This includes practices as well as contests/events. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat and the Public Education Department’s announcement that schools will be closed for three weeks starting on Monday, March 16th.
The NMAA staff will remain in constant communication with the Governor’s office, the Public Education Department, the Department of Health, and its member schools to provide all necessary updates as the situation continues to develop. A Special Board of Directors’ Meeting to further discuss this issue has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st at 9am and will be held via teleconference.
COMPETE WITH CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Foundation, will be awarding a maximum of eight (8) $1,000 Compete with Class scholarships during the 2019-2020 school year. Awards will be given to students that best exemplify the three pillars of the Compete with Class sportsmanship initiative – Respect, Integrity, and Responsibility. Recipients will be selected by the NMAA Foundation Board of Directors based on recommendations from the NMAA and its member schools.