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Hampton Honored with WPIAL’s Sportsmanship Award for Second Consecutive Year

Hampton Honored with WPIAL’s Sportsmanship Award for Second Consecutive Year
Zachary D'Amico

For a second consecutive year, we are thrilled to announce that Hampton has been named a recipient of the WPIAL’s annual Sportsmanship Award. 

“This is a tremendous accomplishment and speaks to the integrity of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our families,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Loughead. “The Tradition of Excellence in our school district stands for treating everyone on and off the field with dignity and respect.”

Hampton has now captured its sixth WPIAL Sportsmanship Award, also earning recognition in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2017-18, and 2019-20. 

In 1997, the PIAA and WPIAL launched the program entitled “SPORTSMANSHIP: The Only Piece Missing is You”. The purpose of the program is to promote sportsmanship in the schools and to reward those schools that best demonstrate the elements of good sportsmanship.

The selection process was based on the fall, winter, and spring seasons of the 2020-21 school year. Schools were eligible to be nominated through either a self-assessment, by another school, or by an officials’ chapter. The WPIAL Sportsmanship Award Committee then met to discuss the nominees, with a maximum of five schools eligible to be honored for their good sportsmanship.

Winning schools are bestowed with a “SPORTSMANSHIP: The Only Missing Piece is You” 4x6 banner, a PIAA Board of Directors resolution acknowledging their selection, and a distinctive paperweight with the miniature banner embedded inside. The quintet will be recognized during the WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit, which will be held at the Heinz History Center and Sports Museum on Nov. 17.

Derry, Laurel, Moon, and Upper St. Clair were among schools collecting the WPIAL’s Sportsmanship Award in its 24th year of existence.