Cannon School earns sportsmanship award

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cannon School’s athletes have been honored by the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) for good sportsmanship. The Cougars are the inaugural recipients of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) Sportsmanship Award for the CISAA conference.
“Cannon School is honored to be the first school to receive this award,” said Doug Maynard, athletic director. “I’m proud of our players, coaches and community for exhibiting good sportsmanship, which is needed now more than ever in interscholastic athletics. It’s especially meaningful to be recognized by the coaches of the other four outstanding conference schools.”
Sportsmanship is one of NCISAA’s three core values, along with integrity and fair play. Last year, the NCISAA established sportsmanship awards to be given annually at the conference level throughout the state.
The varsity coaches of the five CISAA member schools (Cannon School, Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Latin School and Providence Day School) rated the sportsmanship of all conference schools during last school year and Cannon School received the highest rating.