Lissimore selected NFHS Section 5 Citation Award recipient
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 7:29 PM
Longtime Minnesota State High School League Associate Director Lisa Lissimore has been selected the NFHS Section 5 Citation Award recipient. The honor recognizes outstanding leadership and service at the state and national levels. The award, presented by the National Federation of State High School Associations, is considered one of the most highly regarded achievements for leaders in co-curricular activities.
Section 5 is comprised of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
Lissimore is in her 32nd year of service to the League’s more than 500 member schools. Among the many roles she holds with the League is overseeing girls and boys cross country, girls and boys swimming, girls basketball, synchronized swimming, badminton and softball. Lissimore also coordinates corporate sponsorships and oversees the League’s Hall of Fame program and other recognition programs. At the national level, she has served on NFHS committees that include: the Citizenship, Student Services, Hall of Fame and Strategic Planning.
“I am so humbled to be recognized in this way,” Lissimore said. “I am born to serve. That is what I do. You don’t do this to win awards. You serve and lead to provide opportunities for growth and success.”
Lissimore will be recognized during the NFHS Summer Meeting in Orlando.
For an in-depth look at Lissimore’s three decades of service, see the March edition of Connect, the League’s online newsletter.