COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee has announced that 29 member schools have been selected to receive school sportsmanship awards for the 2011-12 academic year.
The 29 schools met the “Respect the Game Challenge,” while 24 of those schools also earned the prestigious Harold A. Meyer Award. The list of recipients was accepted by the OHSAA Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting last Oct. 18.
This is the second year the OHSAA’s revised 3-tiered process for the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity school awards has been implemented.
In order to meet the “Respect the Game Challenge,” schools must complete a comprehensive checklist that confirms the various sportsmanship, ethics and integrity programs within their school. Besides developing a well-planned educational program on sportsmanship, the form reminds schools to develop a comprehensive student-athlete campaign; a coaches’ campaign; a student body, student support group, parents and fan campaign; and a public address announcers campaign.
Schools that have met the challenge will receive a “Respect The Game” banner that can be displayed in a prominent area of the school.
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