Morris Commended by Senate

Morris Commended by Senate

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Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

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On February 16, the Virginia Senate approved a resolution commending Scott Morris, the Student Activities Director at FCHS. The resolution highlights the many achievements of Morris throughout his career.
Morris received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. This award is presented annually to NIAAA members for their length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. Morris was one of 11 recipients of the award in 2017.

Morris was a graduate of Radford University before pursuing a Master’s Degree at Longwood University. After teaching in schools in Madison and Charlottesville, Morris joined the faculty of FCHS 18 years ago as a teacher. In 2004, he became the Student Activities Director.

During his years as an AD, FCHS has added seven new varsity sports programs, including swimming, lacrosse, wrestling, and soccer. He helped to open new facilities when FCHS made the switch to the new school and oversaw their 26 different sports programs.

Morris is also a member of the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAA) and served as their president in 2014-2015 and as a co-chair of its strategic plan, as well as chair of its state conference and professional development committee. He is also active in the NIAAA, serving as a member of its National Faculty as well as a Virginia state delegate.

He received the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2015 and was named the VIAAA 3A/4A Athletic Director of the Year in April 2017. Morris was commended by the General Assembly for his dedication to the students of Fluvanna County High School.