Forest Park, Hampton high schools earn GHSA sportsmanship awards

From Staff Reports

JONESBORO — Two local high schools earned the Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for the 2016-17 school year.

Forest Park High and Hampton High will be among 56 GHSA-member schools to receive the award, which is sponsored by Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives. The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2016-2017 school year.

Student-athletes, fellow students, school staff, parents and event spectators are recognized for the sportsmanship they display. Forest Park won in Region 4-AAAAAA, while Hampton took home honors in Region 4-AAAAA.

Since 2006, the GHSA and Georgia’s EMCs have sponsored the award.