Clay City receives IHSAA Sportsmanship award

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The IHSAA recently sent out an email to 11 high schools around the state of Indiana, informing them they had been selected as a recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.

Clay City was one of those schools to receive the honor, which marks the seventh straight year in which it has done so.

There will be a ceremony inside the Eel Dome on Jan. 28.

Below is the letter from IHSAA assistant commissioner Sandra Walter:

"Dear Clay City High School,

Several years ago, the Indiana High School Athletic Association asked principals to share their top concerns about the state of high school athletics. Sportsmanship topped the list as the number one challenge. To address this important issue, the IHSAA developed a sportsmanship program unlike any other in the country. A significant distinction of the program is the IHSAA Sportsmanship Award. This award is presented annually to the Indiana high schools that have met or exceeded the criteria set forth within the IHSAA Sportsmanship program.

Of the 410 eligible high schools in the sate of Indiana, just 11 qualified for this extremely prestigious award for the 2020-21 school year. It is our honor to announce that Clay City High School is a recipient of this outstanding honor. This distinction is much more than just a school award. This honor extends to your entire community.

The IHSAA is pleased to congratulate Clay City High School for your efforts in fostering good sportsmanship, citizenship and character within your staff, students, and community members. A commemorative banner, or year placard to those schools already earning a banner, will be delivered to your building early this fall. Please display this proudly and let it serve as a reminder to every team, athlete, coach and fan that enters; you and your community are committed to education-based athletics and the importance of treating one another with respect.

Again, congratulations to you, your staff, student athletes and fans!


Sandra Walter

IHSAA Assistant Commissioner"

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