Palmetto, GA—October 2, 2015—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 Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone with the 2015 Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA’s) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award—for the second time!
Chris Stephens, Coweta-Fayette EMC’s CEO, and Mary Ann Bell, the co-op’s Senior Public Relations Vice President, presented the sportsmanship trophy—which honors GHSA member schools that exhibited outstanding sportsmanship during the 2014-2015 school year—to administrative staff at the Region 5 AAAA high school September 4.
“We are thrilled to present the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Sandy Creek High School,” said Bell. “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 Bell. “And it definitely falls in line with cooperative values. Coweta-Fayette EMC is proud to support this teamwork-centered initiative.”
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.
EMC CEO Chris Stephens (far left) and Senior Public Relations VP Mary Ann Bell (third from left) present the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Sandy Creek High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Richard Smith (center), Principal Robert Hunter (second from left), Assistant Principal Dr. Margo Wimbish (center), Assistant Principal Dr. Kimberly Kessinger (third from right), Assistant Principal Kathy Smith and School Resource Officer Inv. Chad Wallace.