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TFS wins GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for Region 8-A


Tallulah Falls School is the winner of the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for Region 8-A. This honor was announced on Thursday by GHSA. The following sports were also recognized by Region 8-A coaches for significant sportsmanship: girls cross country, boys cross country, girls track & field, and boys track & field. 

"We appreciate being recognized by Region 8-A for demonstrating our athletic ideals of GREAT character, tenacious competition, and hosting GREAT events," says Athletic Director Scott Neal. "We feel genuine service strengthens the ideals of community, improves overall performance, and shines the light of Tallulah Falls School and is a foundation to a Season of Significance."

GHSA's Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award Announcement

Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMCs) proudly sponsor the Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award and on Thursday announced the 56 GHSA-member high schools that win this year’s award. The award honors schools that demonstrated impeccable sportsmanship during the 2019-2020 school year.

“Congratulations to all of the region winners of the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2019-2020,” 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.

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