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Pursuing Victory With Honor-- DVUSD Honors Our Top Athletes!

Several DVUSD high school and grade 7-8 teams and athletes were acknowledged for their achievements at the 17th annual Pursuing Victory with Honor ceremony at the district governing board room Monday, May 8th.

Color guardChorus

Following a color guard presentation by the Deer Valley High School Air Force JROTC and a performance of the National Anthem by the Mountain Ridge High School Chorus, attendees were treated to stories of perseverence in sports and life by DVUSD Superintendent Dr. Curtis Finch, and Deer Valley High School boys' basketball coach Jed Dunn.

Dr. FinchJed Dunn

Below are all of the honorees from the ceremony. Congratulations to all of our athletes, teams, and staff members who help DVUSD continue to be #extraordinary on and off the field!

7/8 Grade Female Athlete of the Year

Lauren Grunert, Desert Mountain School


7/8 Grade Male Athlete of the Year

Cooper Torrez, Hillcrest Middle School


7/8 Coaches of the Year

Diana Derese & Erika McDonald, Gavilan Peak School

Derese and McDonald

7/8 Grade Coordinator of the Year

Megan Schmidt, Diamond Canyon School


7/8 Grade Team of the Year

Diamond Canyon Softball

DC Softball

7/8 School of the Year

Diamond Canyon School

DC Group

High School Female Athlete of the Year

Emma Johnson, Mountain Ridge High School

Emma Johnson

High School Male Athlete of the Year

Dallin Clark, Sandra Day O'Connor High School

Dallin Clark

High School Coach of the Year

Tom Clarke, Boulder Creek High School

Tom Clarke

Courage Award

Cailee Herrell, Hillcrest Middle School

Cailee Herrell

Unsung Hero of the Year

Scott Guisinger, Barry Goldwater High School

Scott Guisinger

High School Teams of the Year

Sandra Day O'Connor High School Beach Volleyball & Boys' Volleyball

OCHS Volleyball

High School of the Year

Sandra Day O'Connor High School

OCHS Group