PALMETTO, GA, October 14, 2022 – Coweta-Fayette EMC is proud to be among Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives who help shape the future of the local community by sponsoring the Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, which honors GHSA member schools throughout the state that exhibit outstanding sportsmanship during competitive events throughout the school year.
To be considered for this award, student athletes, coaches, spectators, and any others associated with high school activities and programs must demonstrate the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility during events. Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are presented annually to the GHSA-member high schools in the 64 regions from the eight classifications by EMC representatives during fall athletic events and school assemblies.
Coweta-Fayette EMC has presented the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to local high schools since 2006. For the 2021-2022 school year, two CFEMC area schools were selected as award recipients to include Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School and Northgate High School.
CFEMC presented the award to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School during their mass service on September 7. Athletic Director Bill Schmitz acknowledged the hard work of all those involved during his acceptance of the award.
According to Schmitz, the award is very important to the staff and students because it reflects the significance of good sportsmanship. “While winning is an expectation and something that we’re always working toward, our goal is to raise quality young men and women, and we always want our community to be hospitable,” said Schmitz. “This award is a great representation of the hard work of our student athletes, staff and our community.”
Northgate High School Principal Ashley Wilkes and Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Bryan Hicks accepted the award during the kickoff at the Friday night rival football game on October 7, where they were honored to have been selected again as an award recipient. (Northgate High School received the award in 2019-2020).
“Winning this award for consecutive years is a huge achievement, as it shows how much we value good sportsmanship at Northgate,” said Hicks. “Sportsmanship is reflected on and off the field, and our goal is to build students for life. We’re proud of our students and coaches for continuing to excel in class and in athletics.”
Coweta-Fayette EMC is a member-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 80,000 consumers in Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Heard, Meriwether, Spalding, and Troup counties.