Harlem High selected for regional sportsmanship award

The Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award program was introduced in 2006 to reinforce GHSA’s philosophy which states: “Student-athletes, coaches, spectators and all others associated with high school activities should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility.” This award honors schools that demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events and is sponsored by Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations.
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Pictured from left: Harlem High Principal Casey Dees, Harlem High Athletic Director Rodney Holder, and Columbia County School District Superintendent, Dr. Steve Flynt. Dees and Holder represented Harlem High during special recognition by the Columbia County Board of Education for earning the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.  

Only one school in each division in each region is chosen to receive this annual award. The GHSA takes into consideration all aspects of sportsmanship during events. They look at how student-athletes interact on the field, and how well fellow students, school staff, parents, and game spectators demonstrate spirit and sportsmanship.