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Coshocton receives OHSAA honor

| October 29, 2014

COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee announced that 30 member schools were selected to receive school sportsmanship awards from the 2013-14 academic year. The 30 schools met the ‘Respect the Game Challenge,’ while 10 of those schools, including Coshocton High School, earned the Harold A. Meyer Award.

The list of recipients was accepted by the OHSAA Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 16. This is the fourth year the OHSAA’s revised three-tiered process for the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity school awards has been implemented.

In order to meet the ‘Respect the Game Challenge,’ schools must complete a comprehensive checklist that confirms the various sportsmanship, ethics and integrity programs within their school. Besides developing a well-planned, educational program on sportsmanship, the form reminds schools to develop a comprehensive student-athlete campaign; a coaches campaign; a student body, student support group, parents and fan campaign; and a public address announcers campaign. Schools that have met the challenge receive a “Respect The Game” banner that can be displayed in a prominent area of the school. Repeat winners receive the numerals corresponding to the year(s) the award has been earned.

Meeting the ‘Respect The Game Challenge’ is the precursor to being considered for the Harold A. Meyer Award. That award, named in honor of the late OHSAA commissioner from 1969 to 1977, is presented to schools that demonstrate via a PowerPoint presentation they have completed an eight-part program that promotes sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in their schools and communities.

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