Three Gwinnett County high schools–Meadowcreek High, Berkmar High, and Lanier High–earned recognition for demonstrating exemplary sportsmanship during the 2013-14 school year. The schools were among 48 earning the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.
“The GHSA congratulates these member schools on their selection as region sportsmanship award winners,” says Gary Phillips, GHSA Executive Director. “We thank the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (Georgia EMC) for their support of our schools and efforts to raise the emphasis on sportsmanship in all competitions.”
Since 2006, the GHSA and Georgia EMC have sponsored the 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 the sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the school year.
Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are presented annually to the GHSA-member high schools in the 48 regions from the six classifications by representatives from the EMCs during fall athletic events and school assemblies. Gwinnett winners of the 2014 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award are:
Class 7 AAAAAA: Meadowcreek High School
Class 8 AAAAAA: Berkmar High School
Class 8AAAA: Lanier High School