The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that Bishop Watterson High School is one of four schools statewide to receive the Harold A. Meyer Sportsmanship Award for the 2015-16 academic year.
The OHSAA has a three-tiered system of recognition for sportsmanship, ethics and integrity awards. Sixteen schools overall were selected with 11 named Respect the Game Challenge recipients, which is the first level. Four, including Bishop Watterson, received the Harold A. Meyer Award and Respect the Game Challenge. Saint Ursula Academy in Cincinnati was the only school recognized with both of those awards in addition to the Commissioner’s Award.
“We are very proud of these 16 schools for making sportsmanship a priority,” said Dave Gray, OHSAA Interim Commissioner. “We have so many schools in Ohio that show great sportsmanship, so we hope that more schools finish completing the program in the future.”
Celebrating the award are, left to right: Athletic Director Doug Etgen, Girls’ Lacrosse Coach Karen Bailey, senior athletes Nick Giesler, Brenna Kenney, Gabby Garrett, Julianna Rotolo, Giavanna Paradiso, Baseball Coach Scott Manahan, Football Coach Dan Bjelac, and senior Max Bratka.