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Dr. Everett Kelepolo is honored by National Award

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:20pm
Lana Hiskey

Dr. Everett Kelepolo, Nebo District’s Athletics and Community School Coordinator, was honored with the State Award of Merit by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association 2015 (NIAAA).

As the Coordinator of Athletics in Nebo School District, Dr. Kelepolo served five high schools and seven junior highs. He Initiated the current format of junior high athletic programs in Nebo School District. He co-created the Nebo School District Captain's Academy which includes captains and leaders from all 12 secondary schools in Nebo School District. During this academy speakers present on ways to implement Leadership and Sportsmanship in schools. Dr. Kelepolo implemented the Nebo School District Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Nebo School District Athlete in Excellence Award which recognizes student-athletes who demonstrate excellence in Athletics, Academics and Community Involvement. He was instrumental in implementing a stipend payment to Athletic Administrators who have earned the CAA and CMAA designation.

Dr. Kelepolo has served the state of Utah by presenting at UIAAA conferences including “Dealing with difficult parents” and “Dealing with Catastrophes”. He has also taught several other courses. Dr. Kelepolo served as UIAAA Athletic Director Executive Committee member and UIAAA Awards Committee member.

Some past honors of Dr. Kelepolo include the 1999 Sportsmanship of the Year Award by the Wasatch font Football Official’s Association, Most Respected Teacher Award by Spanish Fork High’s student body, the Total Citizen of the Year Award by the Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce, and Principal of the Year Award by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals. 

Dr. Kelepolo’s new assignment is Principal of Springville High School. He is married to Nikki; they have four children and reside in Spanish Fork.