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Roberson Coach, Counselor Earns NCHSAA Award
Roberson Coach, Counselor Earns NCHSAA Award
Posted on 07/01/2021
T.C. Roberson High head volleyball coach Michelle Wagaman was selected for a special NCHSAA honor.Featured Photos: 1) T.C. Roberson High School's Fall 2020-21 volleyball team and the Western Mountain Athletic Conference Champions. 2) Head volleyball coach Michelle Wagaman. Photos provided by T.C. Roberson High.

By: Benjamin Rickert
BCS Communications Dept

T.C. Roberson High head volleyball coach and school counselor Michelle Wagaman was one of eight coaches selected for a special honor last week by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).

On June 23, Wagaman was named the Region 8 recipient of the 2021 Homer Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Make a Difference” Award. She was chosen for her exemplary sportsmanship, leadership, dedication to coaching, and positive impact.

Michelle Wagaman, Roberson Volleyball Head Coach and School Counselor“She puts others before herself,” said Roberson Assistant Athletic Director Laura Beatty, who described Wagaman as caring and compassionate.

Coach Wagaman is known in the Roberson community for organizing team-led service projects throughout the year, such as raising funds for cancer research through Dig for a Cure. In 2018, Wagaman and her players started the RamFam4Pam project in honor of Pam Sizemore, a beloved BCS educator who lost her life to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The effort involved the whole student body and raised several thousand dollars for the local chapter of the Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation.

“[Michelle Wagaman] is always looking for ways to serve others,” added Beatty.

This past fall, Roberson’s volleyball team earned the Western Mountain Athletic Conference championship title.

Learn more about the "Eight Who Make a Difference" Award and other NCHSAA honors. Special thanks to Mr. David Ball, District Athletics Specialist, for assistance with the details of this story.

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