Morgan Tribble on the the field

NORTH WILKES’ Morgan Tribble, seen here before the 3A and 3AA state football championships, has served on the NCHSAA’s Student Athlete Advisory Council the past two years.

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) was created to serve as a voice for student-athletes who participate in NCHSAA programs.

The council celebrated its tenth year of service and provides members opportunities to present at regional meetings, leadership training, volunteer at NCHSAA championships events, and plan and execute a community service project among other duties.

The council is sponsored by the Student Services Division with student-athletes are selected to represent each NCHSAA region based on leadership characteristics, athletic participation, academic success and community involvement.

This unique group of student-athletes, which includes North Wilkes’ Morgan Tribble, has provided great service to the NCHSAA. Despite several of this year’s SAAC efforts being impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner Que Tucker and the NCHSAA Staff is pleased to recognize those outgoing senior SAAC members who have served at least one year on the Council.

“We are pleased to highlight the efforts and accomplishments of this outstanding group of young people,” said Tucker.  “Their efforts, insight, and dedication to growing in leadership will continue to pay dividends for their communities, schools and the NCHSAA. We thank them for their service while a member of SAAC and wish them well in the next chapter of their journeys.”

Tribble, a three-sport athlete with the Vikings during her high school career, has served on the SAAC for the last two school years. She was a member of the school’s Dream Team and was very instrumental in helping her school create a unified basketball team.

She also worked the 3A and 3AA state football championships last fall as a statistician. The games were at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University.

In addition to Tribble, another Mountain Valley Athletic Conference athlete was recognized in Elkin’s Harper Libbert, who also represented Region 7.

Libbert, who was the MVAC’s Girls Swimmer of the Year, also played soccer for the Buckin’ Elks. She volunteered at state championships and worked in her community to deliver food to families who had loved ones in hospice care.

Other outgoing members recognized were Neuse Charter School’s Tylyia Trggs, Greensboro Page’s Davis Gregory, Ardey Kell’s Ruta Petrikis, Lincoln Charter School’s Alexndra Wrenn, Robbinsville’s Karlyn Matheson and Enka’s Meredith Anderson.

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