North Fort Myers High Wins Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award

North Fort Myers High Wins Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award
Posted on 08/24/2021
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The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that North Fort Myers High School is the Class 6A winner of the Florida High School Athletics Association Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award. The award recognizes member schools that promote sportsmanship both on and off the field, and is given to schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2020-2021 regular season as well as FHSAA State Series competition.

“I am beyond proud of the Red Knights athletics program, coaches, student athletes and community fan base for winning this award,” says North Fort Myers High School Principal Debbie Diggs. “Sportsmanship, to us, is more important than winning, and it is a huge honor to have our efforts to develop young men and women into adults be recognized in this way.”

Fred E. Rozell Sportsmanship Award winners are chosen for their programs and activities implemented within the school and community to promote sportsmanship and the number and type of exceptional sportsmanship reports. During the 2020-2021 school year, North Fort Myers High School continued to emphasize and excel in unified sports. So much so that some ESE students are members of regular teams. The boys’ soccer team had a tough season but was honored to receive a letter from a competitor how polite and respectful the team was. And referee’s also took note of the school’s sportsmanship and honored North with an award.

“It is our pleasure to once again promote outstanding sportsmanship displayed by our member schools,” said George Tomyn FHSAA Executive Director. “High school sports teach lessons well beyond the game and no one knows that better than these schools being recognized as the 2021 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award Winners. The student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents and fans of these well deserving programs exemplify the true meaning of sportsmanship. On behalf of the FHSAA, I’d like to congratulate each of these schools for the remarkable job they’re doing to educate our students-athletes here in Florida on the value of good sportsmanship.”

North will soon receive an official commemorative plaque and a $2,500 check from the FHSAA. The award, presented annually since 1991, is named in honor of FHSAA Commissioner Emeritus Fred E. Rozelle.