FHSAA announces finalists for 2000-01 sportsmanship awards
GAINESVILLE – Fifteen schools have been named finalists for the 2000-01 FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Awards in their respective classifications, the Florida High School Activities Association announced today.
The 15 finalists were selected as winners of sportsmanship awards on the sectional levels. They are:
Class 6A – Section 2, Deland High School; Section 4, Lake Worth High School.
Class 5A – Section 2, Spruce Creek High School (Port Orange); Section 4, Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda).
Class 4A – Section 2, Zephyrhills High School; Section 3, Rockledge High School.
Class 3A – Section 1, Maclay School (Tallahassee).
Class 2A – Section 1, Apalachicola High School; Section 3, Lakeland Christian School; Section 4, Summit Christian School (West Palm Beach).
Class A – Section 2, Seven Rivers Christian School (Lecanto); Section 3, Canterbury School (St. Petersburg); Section 4, Morningside Academy (Port St. Lucie).
Middle School/Junior High School – Section 1, Callahan Middle School; Section 2, Bayonet Point Middle School.
The 15 finalists will be honored at the 11th annual FHSAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Banquet to be held Thursday, June 14, at the Wyndham Westshore Hotel in Tampa. As a sectional winner, each school will receive a commemorative award and $500 from the FHSAA. The overall Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award winner in each classification will receive an additional $2,000. The overall award winners will be announced at the banquet.
The FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Awards Program was established by the Association during the 1990-91 school year to recognize those member schools who have demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship throughout the school year. The awards program is named for Fred E. Rozelle, who served as the Association's Commissioner from 1980 through 1991.
A total of 61 schools were nominated for sportsmanship awards by fellow member schools and local officials associations in their respective classifications and administrative sections. Some sections, however, did not have nominees, or the schools that were nominated were not judged to be worthy of the award by a five-member selection committee.
The Florida High School Activities Association is the governing body for interscholastic athletic competition in Florida. It has a membership of more than 640 middle, junior and senior high schools.
Director of Communications, FHSAA
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