Mark Armstrong — National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award of Merit
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has honored Lincoln Southwest High School Athletic Director Mark Armstrong with its Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is presented by the NIAAA to an individual in recognition of outstanding leadership and personal commitment to the values of interscholastic athletics. The NIAAA Board of Directors selects this recipient and the award is given only in those years when the board deems there is a candidate worthy of this honor. It is the NIAAA’s highest individual award. The NIAAA has been honoring athletic administrators with this award since 1978. Armstrong is the first from Nebraska to be honored.
LPS Director of Athletics and Activities Kathi Wieskamp said the following about Armstrong:
“Congratulations to Mark Armstrong! Mark does a tremendous job leading the Lincoln Southwest athletic program and LPS is very fortunate to have him on our team. Mark’s commitment to the profession and willingness to serve at both the local and national level have identified him as an outstanding leader in the field of athletic administration. His incredible work ethic, integrity and passion for athletics is easy to recognize and make him a perfect selection for this award.”
That the Lincoln Board of Education adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has honored Southwest High School Athletic Director Mark Armstrong with its Award of Merit; and
WHEREAS, Mark Armstrong strives to always provide the necessary support and resources to his school’s staff and student-athletes; and
WHEREAS, Mark Armstrong has proven to be a leader with outstanding ethics and integrity; and
WHEREAS, Mark Armstrong understands the importance of athletics as part of a student’s well-rounded educational experience; and
WHEREAS, Mark Armstrong is clearly admired and respected among his peers on the local, state and national levels;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Board of Education
does hereby congratulate Southwest High School Athletic Director Mark Armstrong for receiving the Award of Merit from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Updated July 14, 2021