Sussex Central High makes DIAA honor roll for sportsmanship

SUSSEX COUNTY – Indian River School District’s Sussex Central High has joined the ranks of schools honored with Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association sportsmanship awards.

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Sussex Central High School is among 17 schools to receive Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association sportsmanship awards.

Sussex Central was one of 17 schools to make the DIAA honor roll for 2014-15.

Sussex Technical High School won for the ninth time while Woodbridge Middle School won for the seventh time.

The DIAA offers an annual statewide competition in sportsmanship. The member schools compete against a set of 10 standards, not against other schools.

The process is demanding and involves the total school community to be involved. Member schools submit an extensive application book that is judged by the Sportsmanship Committee to determine if each school has successfully met the standards.

Twenty-nine member schools now have won this award at least once in its 19-year history.

“All of these schools are led by energetic and innovative committees that continually look for new ways to spread the message of sportsmanship,” DIAA Executive Director Kevin Charles said.  “They truly embody the philosophy that sportsmanship is not just something you talk about but a way of life demonstrated by your behavior and actions. This belief is an essential component of education based athletics.”

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