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Morgan Cryder

Tempe Preparatory Academy

Student of the Year Recipient

Morgan Cryder is the most accomplished student at Tempe Preparatory Academy & being chosen as the AIA Female Student of the Year has definitely fit the bill. Morgan is a multi-sport Varsity athlete who has had the honor of serving as team captain for many years & has truly impacted her teammates with her leadership and integrity. She has been named Most Valuable Player for her high school soccer team three times and has been named a 1st Team All Region Defender twice. Morgan was also feathered as the "Arizona Republic Athlete of the Month" for academic and athletic achievement. In Track and Field, Morgan has placed in the Arizona State Championships 10 times and medaled 5 times.

On top of athletics, Morgan was also the Tempe Prep Cheer Team Captain and Founder, National Honors Society Secretary, Vice President of the "Classics Club", President of her schools "Social Committee" and President of the schools "Environmental Club".

This gifted and hard working student has outdone herself and added Speech & Debate, an AIA sanctioned activity, to her resume while competing in "Extemporaneous Speech" at State each year. Morgan was also involved in other school activities such as "East Valley Astronomers Club", "Peer Mediation" (to help students collaborate to solve personal problems), "French Club", "Daughter of the American Revolution" (appreciation for heritage & history and assisted at the "Maricopa Animal Care Control Center" since 2014. 

Keeping herself busy with athletic and activities, Morgan still managed to keep a weighted GPA of 4.86 and over 400 volunteer hours.  Many of those hours she earned teaching children about astronomy at the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory. She also has been a volunteer coach for younger soccer players, conveying her love for the game and the importance of good sportsmanship. Morgan is one of only 4 students in Arizona to earn the prestigious United States Congressional Gold Medal for 2019.

Morgan will attend college in the fall to study astronomy and will continue her love for sports and competition through participating in intramural sports at University of Arizona, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Berkley University, or Brown University. 


2020-2022 Conference Alignments

The initial conference placements, which is for all sports except 11-man football, have been released.  To view the initial conference placements go to

Per the Conference/Region/Scheduling Timeline, the deadline to appeal conference placement is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.  If you plan to appeal, download the Conference Appeal Form.

Events for the week of October 14, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Open Division Webcast ( Brd Room) - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

AIA Wrestling Officials - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

District AD Meeting - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

OFLS Standing Commettee Mtg - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New and 2nd Yr Basketball Officials Mtg - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019

New and 2nd Yr Basketball Officials Mtg - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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