Long County High School and Bradwell Institute were among 56 Georgia High School Association high schools to win the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.
LCHS took the award for Region 2 in the Class 3-A category. LCHS principal Sherry Lester told Long County Board of Education members about the award during a regular meeting on Sept. 10. The award is sponsored by Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives.
Bradwell Institute in Liberty County also won a Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for Region 2 in the Class 6-A category, according to ghsa.net.
The award honors schools that showed exemplary sportsmanship during the 2017-2018 school year, according to a GHSA news release.
“Congratulations to all of the region winners of the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2017-2018,” GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines said.
“It is an honor for these member schools to be selected by their regions for this award. The characteristics of good sportsmanship are critical to the development of our young people as they transition into productive adults. The GHSA applauds our schools on this accomplishment and appreciates Georgia’s EMCs for their support of this outstanding recognition program.”
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 winning this award are honored for displaying exemplary 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, Long County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters emphasized. The GHSA region secretaries select winners based upon sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the school year.
Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are presented annually to the GHSA-member high schools in the 56 regions from the seven classifications by EMC representatives during fall athletic events and school assemblies.