2017-18 Cooperative Spirit Award Winners Announced

Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives (Georgia’s EMCs) proudly sponsor the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award and today announce the 56 GHSA-member high schools that will receive this year’s award. The award honors schools that demonstrated impeccable sportsmanship during the 2017-2018 school year.

“Congratulations to all of the region winners of the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2017-2018,” 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.”

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 thus honored for displaying exemplary sportsmanship during competition throughout the school year.

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 EMC representatives during fall athletic events and school assemblies.  Winners of the 2017-2018 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award are: 

Class 7A
Region-1 – Camden County
Region-2 – East Coweta
Region-3 – North Paulding
Region-4 – Roswell
Region-5 – North Forsyth
Region-6 – Duluth
Region-7 – Parkview
Region-8 – Archer

Class 6A                                    
Region-1 – Northside, Warner Robins
Region-2 – Bradwell Institute
Region-3 – Grovetown
Region-4 – Stephenson
Region-5 – Hughes
Region-6 – Sprayberry
Region-7 – Cambridge
Region-8 – Apalachee

Class 5A
Region-1 – Thomas County Central
Region-2 – Ware County
Region-3 – Whitewater
Region-4 – Woodland, Henry
Region-5 – Arabia Mountain
Region-6 – Riverwood
Region-7 – Paulding County
Region-8 – Johnson, Gainesville

Class 4A
Region-1 – Cairo
Region-2 – Upson-Lee 
Region-3 – Richmond Academy
Region-4 – Luella
Region-5 – Cartersville 
Region-6 – LaFayette
Region-7 – Marist
Region-8 – Madison County

Class 3A
Region-1 – Cook High School
Region-2 – Long County
Region-3 – Groves
Region-4 – Peach County 
Region-5 – Westminster
Region-6 – Haralson County 
Region-7 – North Hall
Region-8 – East Jackson

Class 2A
Region-1 – Thomasville
Region-2 – Toombs County
Region-3 – Washington County
Region-4 – Westside, Augusta
Region-5 – Heard County
Region-6 – Douglass, Atlanta
Region-7 – Gordon Central
Region-8 – Monticello

Class A
Region-1 – Seminole County
Region-2 – Clinch County
Region-3 – Jenkins County
Region-4 – Crawford County
Region-5 – Our Lady of Mercy
Region-6 – Walker School
Region-7 – Strafford Academy
Region-8 – Providence Christian


The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization composed of more than 460 public and private high schools.  The GHSA administers regulations for region and state competition in 17 sports and two activities.  Founded in 1904, the GHSA strives to promote good sportsmanship, participant safety and fair play among its member schools. For more information visit www.ghsa.net.

Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state’s 41 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia’s customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to 4.4 million people, nearly half of Georgia’s population, across 73 percent of the state’s land area. To learn more, visit www.georgiaemc.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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