Lakewood High Wins OHSAA Commissioner’s Award

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee has announced that 30 member schools have been 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 also earned the Harold A. Meyer Award. In addition, Columbus Bishop Watterson High School and Lakewood High School have been selected to receive the highest award, which is the prestigious Commissioner’s Award.

The list of recipients was accepted by the OHSAA Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting October 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.

The following is the list of schools that have been selected for the Awards:

2013-14 Commissioner’s Award, Harold A. Meyer Award and Respect the Game Challenge Recipients

* Indicates first time Commissioner’s Award recipient

Bishop Watterson High School (Columbus)

Lakewood High School

2013-14 Harold A. Meyer Award and Respect the Game Challenge Recipients

Amelia High School (Batavia)

Coshocton High School (Coshocton)

John Sells Middle School (Dublin)

Ross High School (Hamilton)

St. Ursula Academy (Cincinnati)

Stow-Munroe Falls High School (Stow)

Sycamore Junior High School (Cincinnati)

Teays Valley East Middle School (Ashville)

Teays Valley West Middle School (Commercial Point)

West Holmes High School (Millersburg)

2013-14 Respect the Game Challenge Recipients

Alliance High School

Amherst Steele High School

Bowling Green Middle School (Bowling Green)

Edgewood High School (Trenton)

Garfield Middle School (Lakewood)

Grandview Heights High School

Harding Middle School (Lakewood)

James A. Garfield High School (Garrettsville)

Johnstown-Monroe High School

Kenston High School (Chagrin Falls)

La Salle High School (Cincinnati)

Mariemont High School (Cincinnati)

Nagel Middle School (Cincinnati)

Newcomerstown High School

Norwood High School (Norwood)

Olentangy Liberty High School (Powell)

Streetsboro High School

Wyoming High School (Cincinnati)

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