SCHS Named State Champion in Sportsmanship
SCHS Named State Champion in Sportsmanship
Posted on 08/01/2016

For the third consecutive year, Sussex Central High School has received a State Champion in Sportsmanship Award from the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA).

SCHS was one of 21 schools from across the state to be honored in 2015-2016.

DIAA offers an annual statewide competition in which member schools compete against a set of 10 sportsmanship standards, not against other schools. The process is demanding and involves the total school community.  Member schools submit an extensive application book that is judged by the Sportsmanship Committee to determine if each school has successfully met the standards.

The list of this year’s winners is as follows:

Sussex Central High School
William Penn High School
Tower Hill School
Sussex Tech High School
Concord High School
A.I. DuPont High School
Woodbridge Middle School
Caravel School
McKean High School
Conrad High School
Appoquinimink High School
Caesar Rodney High School
Lake Forest High School
Sanford School
Woodbridge High School
Smyrna High School
St. Mark’s School
Charter School of Wilmington
Tatnall School
Springer Middle School
Newark Charter School

Thirty-one different member schools have now won at least once in the award’s 20-year history.

“All of these schools are led by energetic and innovative Sportsmanship Committees that are constantly looking for new ways to promote sportsmanship,” DIAA Executive Director Tommie Neubauer said.  “They truly embrace the philosophy that sportsmanship is not just something you talk about but a way of life for all student-athletes and team members that is demonstrated by your behavior and actions.  This belief is an essential component of education-based athletics.”

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