NNPS home to VHSL State Champions and State Player of the Year


Posted: April 8, 2019

Stars from Heritage and Achievable Dream high schools ran their way to a state title in the 4 x 200 meter relay during the indoor track state competition.

Shirelle Linzy (An Achievable Dream HS student), JahNiyah Thomas, Angela Tubman and Jhala Williams led from start to finish winning in 1:47.08. These athletes are not only individual stand-outs, but together, they are state 4A champions.

Morgan Merritt of Menchville High School was named the Virginia High School League Group 5 Field Hockey State Player of the Year. Merritt finished her four-year varsity career with 95 goals and 54 assists. She tallied 36 goals and 22 assists this season, breaking career school marks in both categories and for total points.

Merritt was also named the 1st team All-State Group 5 mid fielder, and earned the region and district title as well. She was also voted the Daily Press Player of the Year, and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Player of the Month for September, October and November.

The VHSL State 4A Champion 4 x 200 team with Superintendent Dr. George Parker and School Board Chairman Gary Hunter.
The VHSL State 4A Champion 4 x 200 team with Superintendent Dr. George Parker and School Board Chairman Gary Hunter.
Morgan Merritt with Superintendent Dr. George Parker and School Board Chairman Gary Hunter.
Morgan Merritt with Superintendent Dr. George Parker and School Board Chairman Gary Hunter.