All three Lee's Summit R-7 School District high school athletic programs are recipients of national awards given to only 6 high schools nationwide.

Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit North and Lee's Summit West high schools have been awarded the 2021 Quality Program Award at the Exemplary Level from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. They are the first Missouri schools to receive this honor and only 37 schools across the national have ever received this top award.

The honor highlights excellence in the implementation and administration of outstanding high school athletic programs. The NIAAA commended LSR7 leaders for their commitment to continuous improvement. 

Tracy Bertoncin is the assistant principal/activities and athletics director at Lee’s Summit High School. Mike McGurk is the assistant principal/activities and athletics director at Lee’s Summit North. Jereme Hubbard is the assistant principal/activities and athletics director at Lee’s Summit West. Richard Bechard is the district activities and athletics director.

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