Monday, June 25, 2018
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GHS receives third sportsmanship award

Gothenburg High School is one of three Nebraska schools to receive a third consecutive Farmers Sportsmanship Award from the Nebraska School Activities Association.

The NSAA honored nine schools this year, which met the requirements for the annual award designed to recognize schools that establish and follow a quality sportsmanship program within their athletics.

Criteria include:

develop a sportsmanship policy that is posted in the school and/or printed in the student handbook.

promote awareness and involvement in sportsmanship and citizenship activities by accomplishing suggested projects.

conduct an internal sportsmanship evaluation involving students, staff and the community.

complete athletic activities at all levels of competition throughout the year without having a coach or multiple athletes ejected.

Farmers Insurance is the corporate sponsor of the award and will present banners to the schools.

In addition to Gothenburg, Lincoln Lutheran and Norfolk Catholic also received the NSAA sportsmanship award for the third straight year.

Bancroft-Rosalie, Valentine and Pierce earned the recognition for the second time while Battle Creek, Elkhorn South and Plattsmouth are first-time recipients.

“We are pleased to have six schools as repeat winners, honoring their continued commitment to sportsmanship,” said Steve Shanahan, NSAA interim executive director. “Farmers Insurance and the NSAA commend these schools and their communities for setting a positive example.”