Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives (Georgia’s EMCs) proudly sponsors the Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award and Thursday it announced the 56 GHSA-member high schools that will receive the 2017 award.
The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2016-2017 school year.
“Congratulations to all of the region winners of the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2016-2017,” says Dr. Robin Hines, GHSA Executive Director. “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.”
Johnson was named the winner for Region 8 in Class 5A while Chestatee was named the Region 7, Class 4A recepient.
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. 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 representatives from the EMCs during fall athletic events and school assemblies. Winners of the 2017 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award are:
Region-1 – Thomas County Central High School
Region-2 – Statesboro High School
Region-3 – Fayette County High School
Region-4 – Hampton High School
Region-5 – Chamblee High School
Region-6 – Riverwood High School
Region-7 – Cass High School
Region-8 – Johnson (Gainesville) High School
Region-1 – Americus-Sumter High School
Region-2 – Upson-Lee High School
Region-3 – Richmond Academy
Region-4 – Salem High School
Region-5 – Central Carrollton High School
Region-6 – Southeast Whitfield High School
Region-7 – Chestatee High School
Region-8 – St. Pius X High School