The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is proud to announce Amsterdam High School (Section 2), Brockport High School (Section V) and Lisbon Central School (Section X) as its winners of the 2020-21 Sportsmanship Promotion program. This year marks the 24th year that deserving schools have been recognized by the NYSPHSAA’s Sportsmanship Promotion program.
The award is presented to schools who have developed proactive approaches in keeping sportsmanship in the forefront with their students, coaches, spectators, and communities. A total of 207 schools submitted the Sportsmanship Promotion Survey to the NYSPHSAA and 38 schools were chosen by their Sections as plaque winners. The three schools selected as banner award winners, as chosen by the NYSPHSAA, were able to hold a ceremony to receive their banner at a date and time of their choosing.
For the second time in school history and the second consecutive year, Lisbon Central School has been chosen as a Sportsmanship Promotion Banner winner. Lisbon has a code of conduct they enforce for players and parents. If the code of conduct is not followed, the behavior is addressed. The school additionally uses NFHS courses on sportsmanship to reinforce the importance of positive sportsmanship.
“Lisbon is very honored to receive this special recognition from NYSPHSAA,” said Erika Backus, Lisbon Central School Athletic Director. “This past school year was challenging for everyone, but it also provided new ways we could still provide opportunities for student athletes. We learned patience while we waited for decisions regarding athletics, encouraged our coaches to provide ways to work virtually with our students, found an even greater respect for officials and game workers who stepped up to help make games and contests happen.”
Lisbon Central School was presented with their plaque on Tuesday, November 16th.