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Chestatee and Johnson High Schools Win Cooperative Sportsmanship Award

(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 10, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) announced Chestatee High School and Johnson High School, both in Hall County, are winners of the 2016-2017 Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards. The awards recognize respect, fairness, honesty and responsibility demonstrated before, during and after competitions by their students, athletes, coaches, spectators and everyone else associated with the school’s activities and programs.

“Good sportsmanship is a key component of athletics,” said David Lee, Gainesville district manager for Jackson EMC. “Treating others with respect and dignity is what distinguishes a great team from a good team. Whether they win or lose, it’s important these students handle the outcome with class. The Chestatee War Eagles and the Johnson Knights don’t let competition get in the way of behaving as responsible, honest and humble young adults.”

Jackson EMC, along with the other EMCs in Georgia, have presented the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award each year since 2006 to emphasize, encourage and reward positive behavior in athletics. Chestatee and Johnson were selected as award winners within Jackson EMC’s service area.

Schools must have shown integrity across a variety of athletics, including many groups, ranging from students, coaches, parents, spectators and officials. The award also extends to anyone involved with the athletic event, making this an honor that is shared by both the school and the community. Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are presented annually by EMC representatives in 56 regions and seven classifications.

Founded in 1904, the GHSA is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of more than 460 public and private high schools that strives to promote good sportsmanship, participant safety, fair play and a cooperative spirit among its member schools. The GHSA administers regulations for region and state competition in 17 sports and two activities. For more information, visit www.ghsa.net.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 225,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.