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Kecoughtan High School wins the Claudia Dodson Virginia High School League (VHSL) Sportsmanship, Ethics, Integrity Award

Kecoughtan High School is one of 27 schools statewide named a winner of the 2016-17 Claudia Dodson VHSL Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award, which recognizes member schools that have established policies and procedures that make sportsmanship a priority and an expectation within the school and school community. This is the first time KHS has earned the award.

“I consider this to be the Virginia High School League’s most prestigious award,” said VHSL assistant director Chris Robinson. “It’s the only award that the entire school is graded on.”

“We are extremely proud of our athletic program for earning this award.  This shows the level of our coaches' and athletes' commitment to upholding the core principles of the Virginia High School League, as well as emphasizing the values that will help our student athletes throughout life,” said Lucas Brown, athletics director at KHS. 

The selection process includes a self-assessment and a peer review. 1. The school self-assessment includes 50 one-point areas. a) Schools with no ejections must meet an 80% threshold b) Schools with one ejection must meet a 90% threshold c) Schools with more than one ejection are not eligible for the award in that year 2. Each school must solicit and have submitted directly to VHSL Assistant Director for Compliance Tom Dolan three peer review recommendations from schools they participate with on a regular basis. a) Recommendations for school with no ejections must meet the 80% threshold b) Recommendations for school with one ejection must meet the 90% threshold 3. Schools whose program(s) are on warning are not eligible for the Claudia Dodson Award.

The award was renamed in 2007 to honor the memory of Claudia Dodson, a VHSL Assistant Director from 1971-2002 and a 2003 National High School Fame inductee, who passed away in 2007.


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