Fairness and mutual respect are just two of the character-building qualities that represent good sportsmanship. To celebrate these qualities, Coweta-Fayette EMC recently honored East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg with the 2016 Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA’s) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award—for the second time.
Coweta-Fayette EMC CEO Chris Stephens presented the sportsmanship trophy—which honors GHSA member schools that exhibited outstanding sportsmanship during the 2015-2016 school year—to administrative staff at the school in early September.
“We are thrilled to present the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to East Coweta High School again,” said Stephens, according to a press release. “This school’s students, spectators and teammates have continually, year after year, exhibited good sportsmanship and character, both on the field and in the stands.”
Introduced in 2006 and sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and the GHSA, the Cooperative Spirit Award promotes sportsmanship at competitive events and honors the conduct of not only student athletes, but also that of fellow students, parents, coaches and spectators, making the award a tribute to the entire school community.
“Good sportsmanship is one of the most important principles a person can have, both in life and in sports,” said Stephens. “And it definitely falls in line with cooperative values and the teamwork-centered initiatives we support.”
Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 76,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.