Joyce Franklin receives an NFHS Citation at a luncheon during the 2019 NFHS Summer Meeting. Photo by Keith Warren

Franklin receives NFHS Citation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Twelve leaders in high school activity programs across the country received National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citations today during a luncheon at the NFHS Summer Meeting.

An award designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and fine arts/performing arts programs, the NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts.

Eight of the 12 award winners represent NFHS-member state high school associations, and four recipients represent NFHS professional organizations for officials, coaches, music leaders and speech/debate/theatre directors.

The eight state association recipients are Dick Durost, Section 1, executive director, Maine Principals’ Association; Jill Masterman, Section 2, program specialist, Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association; Joyce Franklin, Section 3, chief financial officer, Mississippi High School Activities Association;Chris Kaufman, Section 4, assistant commissioner, Indiana High School Athletic Association; Sue Carlsrud, Section 5, administrative assistant, North Dakota High School Activities Association; Dr. Joey Walters, Section 6, deputy executive director, Arkansas Activities Association; Diane Marshall-Freeman, Section 7, general counsel, California Interscholastic Federation; and Mike Colbrese, Section 8, executive director, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

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