A.F. Bridges Award, Principal of the Year

Head of School, Courtney Burnette

Fayette Academy Head of School, Courtney Burnette receives A.F Bridges Award, Principal of the year for Athletic District 7.

Bill Rhea, Chairman of the Fayette Academy Board of Trustees, states, “Courtney is an incredibly deserving recipient of this award. She is the face and heartbeat of Fayette Academy. A true professional who goes the extra mile for the students, faculty, and administration. We are blessed to have her and are extremely proud of her achievements.”

For the 19th consecutive year, The A.F. Bridges Awards program includes awards for School System Administrator of the Year, Principal of the Year, Athletic Director of the Year, Female Coach of the Year, Male Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The awards recognize 63 individuals from across our state that represents what’s best in high school athletics. Recognitions are made in the above-mentioned categories in each of the nine athletic districts in our state.

Nominations were made by a Citizenship/Sportsmanship Committee, and member schools in each athletic district and the final selection was made by a State Selection Committee.

Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA, stated, “Being recognized for one of these awards as a school or individual should be seen as one of the highest honors in high school athletics in our state. Those who receive the awards truly reflect what high school athletics should be about, and that’s good sportsmanship and good citizenship.”


 Awards will be presented at the three Regional Meetings held at the following dates

and sites (members of the media are welcome to attend):

Monday, November 5 – Hardin Valley Academy, 1 p.m. ET

Wednesday, November 7 – University School of Jackson, 10:00 a.m. CT

Thursday, November 8 – Hillwood High School, 10:00 a.m. CTSource: Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association

Partial Source: Matthew Gillespie, Assistant Executive Director, TSSAA, press release

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Katie Ashley at 901-466-5453or email kashley@fayetteacademy.com


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