Hornets News · HHS is Recipient of ‘Safe Sports School Award’


Highland High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2018 Safe Sports School Award for the second consecutive year.  The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

“Our goal is to lead our athletic program to the highest safety standards for our players,” said Dr. John Deuber, Highland Athletic Administrator. “This would not be possible without the expertise and contributions of our coaches and, specifically, our Athletic Trainer, Mike Gittinger, whose dedication to the health and well-being of our student athletes is second to none.” Gittinger’s services are provided by University Hospitals.

This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur. For more information on the award criteria, please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.