Grafton High's Ellis Named Mass. Athletic Director of Year

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Karrah Ellis was named Massachusetts Athletic Director of the Year. Photo Credit: Contributed Photo

GRAFTON, Mass -- Grafton High School Athletic Director Karrah Ellis was named Massachusetts Athletic Director of the Year on Sunday.

Grafton High Principal James Pignataro made the announcement in a parent newsletter and on the school's Facebook page. 

The message said the award is presented annually to an "athletic administrator who has displayed outstanding leadership and meritorious achievement in interscholastic administration at the local, district, and state level."

In October, Ellis was named athletic director of the year in Central Massachusetts for District E.

"The honor truly reflects the hard work and efforts that Karrah has exhibited on behalf our students," Pignataro said in Sunday's message. 

Ellis is in her fifth year as the high school's athletic director.  Since her appointment, she has added girls' swimming and ice hockey teams.  In June, the high school girls' softball team won their first state title. 

The boys' varsity football team will be a top seed in the Division 4 playoffs which will start on Nov. 27.

There have also been a number of college athletic scholarships awarded to students under her direction.  Last week, senior Kyle Durand was awarded a four scholarship to attend the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. 

Meanwhile, seniors Ali Page and Tara Faford, top players on the girls' varsity softball team, will be signing National Letters of Intent Monday morning.  Ali will play softball for Bryant University, Tara  for the University of Bridgeport.

Ellis will be recognized at the Athletic Directors Conference on Mar. 21.

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