5-13-19 KHS Neal Weaver

Kennett High Athletic Director Neal Weaver heads out to the playing fields. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

CONWAY — Kennett High School Athletic Director Neal Weaver was recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) in Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, according to the Association’s website, Weaver “has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.”

A release added: “Neal Weaver is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.”

“Congratulations Neal, this is a wonderful professional accomplishment,” KHS Principal Neal Moylan states in an email. “Well done!”

The NIAAA, according to its website, “is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.”

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