GHSA Announces Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award Winning High Schools for 2013

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (Georgia EMC) is proud to sponsor the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award and today announces the 48 GHSA-member high schools that will receive the 2013 award. The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2012-2013 school year.

"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. 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.

Winners of the 2013 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award are:

Region Winners

1-AAAAAA Brunswick High School
2-AAAAAA Luella High School
3-AAAAAA East Coweta High School
6-AAAAAA West Forsyth High School
7-AAAAAA Duluth High School
8-AAAAAA Shiloh High School
1-AAAAA Bainbridge High School
2-AAAAA Jones County High School
3-AAAAA Ware County High School
4-AAAAA Ola High School
5-AAAAA New Manchester High School
6-AAAAA Mays High School
7-AAAAA Forsyth Central High School
8-AAAAA Flowery Branch High School
1-AAAA Crisp County High School
2-AAAA Howard High School
3-AAAA Statesboro High School
4-AAAA Locust Grove High School
5-AAAA Columbus School
6-AAAA Chamblee High School
7-AAAA Pickens High School
8-AAAA Chestatee High School
1-AAA Beach High School
2-AAA Pike County High School
3-AAA Washington County High School
4-AAA Coretta Scott King Academy
5-AAA Sonoraville High School
6-AAA Cedar Grove High School
7-AAA Fannin County High School
8-AAA Morgan County High School
1-AA Berrien High School
2-AA Long County High School
3-AA Westside-Augusta High School
4-AA Putnam County High School
5-AA Heard County High School
6-AA Wesleyan School
7-AA Murray County High School
8-AA Oglethorpe County High School
1-A Seminole County High School
2-A Charlton County High School
3-A Wheeler County High School
4-A Marion County High School
5-A Strong Rock Christian School
6-A Walker School
7-A Lincoln County High School
8-A Hebron Christian Academy

The GHSA is a voluntary organization comprised of more than 440 public and private high schools that strives to promote good sportsmanship and a cooperative spirit among its member schools. Georgia EMC is a statewide trade association representing the state’s 42 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia’s customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to more than five million people, half of Georgia's population, across 73 percent of the state’s land area.

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