The USA TODAY Augusta Area High School Sports Awards is a high school athlete recognition program honoring the area’s top-performing athletes, coaches and teams! The nine-month program culminates in an in-person awards show with a live appearance from a special guest. The May 17 live awards show will be free to attend for nominated athletes thanks to our sponsors, Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists and Burke Health. Family, friends and supporters are invited to purchase tickets and celebrate our local athletes at the Columbia County Performing Arts Center. Click the link below for more information on award categories and nominees!