Guilford County Schools wins top honor in state scholastic competition

Editor’s Note: Nathan Street accepts the Scholastic Cup on behalf of GCS in the first photo. The second photo shows The Early College at Guilford’s Paul Smith, NCASA High School Coach of the Year.
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For Immediate Release: May 18, 2017

Contact: Nora Murray (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

GCS Wins Top Honor in State Scholastic Competition
GCS earned the 2017 Large School District Cup from the NCASA

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools earned top honors in this year’s North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities’ (NCASA) competition.

As part of the Scholastic Cup, NCASA hosts scholastic competitions throughout the school year: Art Showcase, Quiz Bowl, The Quill, Twelve, Show Choir, Forensics, A Cappella and Dance Ensemble. Districts are awarded points for performance in each. Guilford County Schools earned the most points of any district in the state this year, winning the Large School District Cup.

The district received the cup at the NCASA’s annual meeting earlier this month. The district received additional honors at that meeting. Those include:

– Susan Orr from Northwest High was elected to the board of directors
– Paul Smith from the Early College at Guilford was named 2017 NCASA High School Coach of the Year
– The Early College at Guilford placed third in the NCASA Scholastic Cup – 1A
– Northwest High placed fifth in the NCASA Scholastic Cup – 2A

NCASA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit school association that promotes academic excellence and success of North Carolina students through scholastic competition.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at

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