Pictured left to right: Monroe county Schools assistant superintendent Jackson Daniel; Southern Rivers Energy energy services specialist Josh Hendrix; principal Dr. Jim Finch; Athletic Director Robert Lindsey; CGEMC member engagement coordinator Christy Chewning.

Pictured left to right: Monroe county Schools assistant superintendent Jackson Daniel; Southern Rivers Energy energy services specialist Josh Hendrix; principal Dr. Jim Finch; Athletic Director Robert Lindsey; CGEMC member engagement coordinator Christy Chewning.

Central Georgia EMC and Southern Rivers Energy congratulate Mary Persons High School on winning the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award. This awards program honors schools that exhibit exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events and is sponsored by Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives.

Introduced in 2006, the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award program reinforces GHSA’s philosophy which states: “Student-athletes, coaches, spectators, and all others associated with high school activity programs should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility.”

One school in each region within each classification is chosen to receive this annual award. GHSA considers all aspects of sportsmanship during events—student-athletes on the field, as well as fellow students, school staff, parents, and game spectators, making the award a tribute to the entire community.