MHS receives Sportsmanship Award
Model High School receives Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award
Posted on 01/03/2012

Model High School has been awarded a Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award by the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). The award honors Georgia High School Association (GHSA) schools that exhibit exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events. In a letter from the Georgia EMC notifying the school of the award, Monica Heath, GHSA coordinator, wrote, “We are pleased to announce that Model High School, in recognition of its superior efforts at displaying good sportsmanship during 2010-2011, has been chosen as the winner of a 2011 Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.”

The Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award is selected by GHSA region secretaries and honors sportsmanship demonstrated by athletes, student spectators, parents, and coaches. Model High School joins 40 other GHSA schools throughout the state as winners of the award. Model student athletes have also experienced success on and off the court over the holidays. The Model High School girl’s basketball team won the Rome News Christmas Basketball Tournament and the Comcast Christmas Classic basketball tournament. Timia Reynolds, a junior basketball player for the Lady Blue Devils, was also recently named a Champion of Character at the NAIA Champions of Character luncheon held at The Forum in Rome.

Georgia’s EMCs have sponsored GHSA championship events for 12 years. “Our cooperative principles stress concern for community and cooperation, principles just as important on the high school playing field as they are to employees in the workplace,” added Heath. The Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards program was introduced in 2006 to help the GHSA and Georgia EMC promote sportsmanship.