Summit High School is named one of the top two prep sports programs in the U.S. according to Max Preps.com.
Summit Principal Dr. Alice Dewittie says as a medium enrollment school, coming in at number two in the overall standings speaks volumes about the school and the community. "I think that our program here at Summit High School gives multitudes of students opportunities to move to their person best as well as compete at state and national levels. And that is an honor and a privilege that we gain from the City of Bend and from the Bend La Pine School District."
While Dr. Dewittie is still getting her feet wet working at Summit; she looks forward to the coming school year to see more achievements from the students, athletes, faculty and community.
Summit Athletic Director Gabe Pagano says it's a team effort, and he's not referring just to the students. "We have great coaches, we have great programs, we have great volunteers, assistant coaches, administration, and everybody's just kind of on the same page and everybody's got the same goal. Yeah, it's great to win a state championship, but it's even better to see the number of kids excelling in the classroom. The number of kids picking up leadership roles, throughout the school."
Pagano says the Max Prep organization kept in contact with him over the past school year and he knew that Summit was close to the top.
Max Preps is an organization that keeps records of and follows almost all of the nation’s high schools sports; and they awarded the first ever "Max Prep Cup" recently. It’s awarded to those schools for winning the most state championships in the school year. Both the top school, American Heritage in Florida, and Summit, took the one-two spots which is a big achievement as they are considered "medium enrollment" schools.