The Yearly High School Sports Accolades
A staggering half of American high school students, that's 7.6 million budding sportsmen, participate in organised sports and physical extra-curriculars, making the country's high school sports program the largest organized program in the world. As well as promoting physical health and well-being, and setting up many for a career in sports, the high school circuit encourages the merits of hard work, fair play and team building. Honoring and celebrating the local students, coaches and teams that have excelled during the 2018/19 school year, the Northjersey.com Sports Awards returns to the Bergen Performing Arts Center this summer.
This year's awards show not only shines a light on New Jersey's sporting talent, but features fun competitions and a special guest appearance by NFL icon Sam Darnold, current quarterback for the New York Jets. Starting out as an avid basketball player, Darnold broke into football and baseball whilst attending the San Clemente Hugh School in California. He took the reigns as QB of the Jets in 2018 and is so far stunning fans and sports critics alike - he may in fact be the team's leader for many years to come.