Courier Sports Editor
LA JARA—Centauri High School principal Curt Wilson has been elected as the next president of the Colorado High School Activities Association.
“I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve as President of the Colorado High School Activities Association,” said Wilson in a statement. “After April’s Legislative Council Approval, my hope is to serve in a capacity indicative of the ideals promoted by CHSAA, the mission of the organization and fill the responsibility with class and integrity.”
Wilson, who has served on the Intermountain League Legislative Council for 3 and a half years, was nominated for the position after he served three years on the District 8 Board of Directors.
“It has been an honor to view the effects of high school activities on the lives of kids as a teacher, coach and administrator and through the time I have served on the Legislative Council and Board of Directors,” he stated. “From music to student council, from football to sportsmanship symposiums I am a firm believer in what positive characteristics activities promote and instill in our kids. With this in mind, an opportunity to serve in this position will be a responsibility that I will take seriously. The state of Colorado has great kids and many influential and great people and I believe our local area does as well.”
With the new position, he will have more responsibilities. His position is similar to a school board president and will be working close with the commissioner and the assistant commissioners as well as the board of directors from around the state organization.
He will lead meetings, conduct appeals to the board of directors, lead legislative council meetings, the annual hall of fame banquet, and lead regular board of directors meetings.
According to Wilson, the past President has been named as the superintendent of the Cherry Creek School District and that will substantially take more time.
“Coming from this area is unique, the last President from here was in 1972 and was Jack Kitterman from Monte Vista,” said Wilson. “To have that appointment adds pressure but there is no one better to represent than the San Luis Valley and Centauri High School.”
“My appreciation is extended to those who affirmed their confidence in me with their vote, from the tremendous support I have received locally, and the support of my district, CHS students and my own family,” he finalized.