NHIAA Awards

The following are various awards that are given each year by the NHIAA. Contratulations to each of this year's winners!

Walter Smith Award

The NHIAA Walter A. Smith Award: Given annually to an individual who has overcome special circumstances and contributed significantly and positively to Interscholastic Athletics.

The 2016-17 recipient is Gopal Timsina of Concord High School. Congratulations!

James W. Desmarais Service Award

James W. Desmarais Service Award: Instituted in 1970 and renamed for former long time NHIAA Executive Director, James Desmarais, this award is given to recognize meritorious service to the NHIAA.  There have been 63 dedicated individuals recognized for this honor since 1970.

This year's dedicated and capable nominee certainly meets the criteria of the award and matches the contributions of the former inductees.  

The 2016-17 recipient is Pierre Lafitte from Littleton High School. Congratulations!

Carol Dozibrin Advancement of Girls Sports Award

The Carol Dozibrin Advancement of Girls Sports Award Program: First given out in 1996, this award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the development of girls' athletics at the high school level. 

The NHIAA Award Committee is pleased to have selected Ms. Jeanne O'Brien as the 2016-17 recipient. Congratulations!

NHIAA Hall of Fame Award

 Press Release: NHIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Charlie Burch - Coach

Harry Hallsey - Administrator

Carol Hamilton - Official

Michael Jackson - Administrator

Katie King - Athlete

Curtis Martin - Coach

Lindsey Prichard - Athlete

Lawrence "Poody" Walsh - Contributor


The NHIAA Sports Medicine Committee will recognize annually one student from an NHIAA member school through the awarding of a Preston R. Clark Memorial Scholarship.  This student will be selected from an applicant pool of students (state-wide) who: Express a career interest in medicine, athletic training, nursing, and/or the care and treatment of sports injuries, Have not yet matriculated at an undergraduate institution, maintained a scholastic average (GPA) of 3.0 or above through the first semester of their senior year, and Have the recommendation of their school principal and athletic director.

Preston Clark Scholarship Application