(Carrollton, 11/8/12) – “Sportsmanship is an essential element in the mission of education-based athletics,” said Dr. Ralph Swearngin, GHSA Executive Director. “Good sporting behavior involves many important values that influence the behavior of productive citizens. The GHSA appreciates the efforts of Georgia EMC to recognize schools that have excelled at good sportsmanship.”
Since 2006, the GHSA and Georgia’s EMCs have sponsored the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, which reinforces the GHSA philosophy: “Students, athletes, coaches, spectators and all others associated with high school activities programs should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty and responsibility.”
Schools around the state are honored for exhibiting exceptional sportsmanship during competitive events.
Student athletes, fellow students, school staff, parents and event spectators are recognized for the sportsmanship they display. The award is not only a school honor, but a community honor as well.
Heard County High School was honored with the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award. Mr. Rusty Sowell, Principal, receives the award from Carroll EMC employees, Greg Rogers and Caitlin Mabe. Also pictured is Mr. Joel Rogers, Athletic Director. (Photo by Rodney East)
The GHSA region secretaries select winners based upon the sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the school year.
Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are awarded annually to the GHSA-member high schools in the 40 regions from the five classifications by representatives from the EMCs during fall athletic events and school assemblies.
Carroll EMC is proud to be a sponsor of this award, which promotes good sportsmanship in schools in our communities. Greg Rogers and Caitlin Mabe, Carroll EMC employees, presented the sportsmanship trophy at Heard County’s football game against Spencer on Friday, November 2, 2012.
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