LAHS Earns Runner-up Plaque in NMAA’s Highest Award


Monday, Oct. 14, Los Alamos High School finished second place for the Director’s Cup. The New Mexico Activities Association awards a Director’s Cup to the top school and plaques to the second and third place winners. 

Los Alamos finished behind Piedra Vista for the 2012-13 school year and Albuquerque Academy finished third. 

Los Alamos receives points for how each of its sport teams finish in district and state as well as points for Activities sponsored by the NMAA. These activities include:

  • Bowling,
  • Chess,
  • Choir,
  • Concert Band,
  • Mock Trial,
  • One Act Play,
  • Rodeo,
  • Athletic Training Challenge,
  • Speech and Debate,
  • Skills USA, FFA,
  • Journalism,
  • Science Fair,
  • Science Olympiad, and
  • Student Council. 

Los Alamos participates in most of these activities. 

Los Alamos had three State Champions last year: Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, and Girls Tennis. Other top finishes include Girls Track second at State and Girls Soccer Semi-Finalists at State, Volleyball and Boys Track and Field. In activities, Chess was a State Runner-up and Choir was a State Semi-Finalist.

Los Alamos also received points for upholding the Pursuing Victory with Honor during each sport season. Out of 300 points, LAHS earned 200 points. Overall Los Alamos earned 2,620 points

LAHS Athletic Director Vicki Nelms congratulates to all the coaches and teams that helped Los Alamos High School bring home the runner-up plaque for the Highest Award that the NMAA gives to schools each year.