CARROLLTON, GA – Carrollton High School once again will host the Georgia High School Association state cross country championships this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, for the 24th consecutive year.
Last year with the increase in the number of GHSA classifications added to the competition, the championships moved from a one-day to a two-day event.
A student holiday has been scheduled for Friday, reducing the traffic congestion inconvenience for Carrollton City Schools families caused by the event and also for competitors, spectators and coaches from all over the state. Teachers and other staff will still report for a Professional Development Day.
It also was confirmed earlier this fall that CHS will once again host GHSA state championships in the spring for track and golf, a testament to the caliber of facilities – and service – the community has to offer, says Dr. Mark Albertus, Carrollton City Schools superintendent.
“It is a credit to Carrollton as a community that the Georgia High School Association has confidence in us,” he said. “We offer exceptional facilities and always commit to produce the best in organization and service.”
With hundreds of athletes competing this weekend, plus the addition of parents and fans who will be on hand to cheer them on, school officials note area residents may want to avoid traveling through campus until the competitions are complete because of the traffic congestion that is anticipated.