Wednesday, October 22, 2008

St. Bernard receives AHSAA Star Sportsmanship Award

St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman was the recipient of the Star Sportsmanship Award given by the Alabama High School Athletic Association recently in Huntsville, Alabama.

The program, designed by and its director Brian Shulman, is designed to promote a higher awareness of the importance of sportsmanship.

Students in grades 7 through 12 must complete the on-line interactive program and meet all other established requirements in order to be eligible for high school interscholastic athletics. A certificate of completion must be kept on file in the school principal’s office along with other eligibility items, including birth certificate and the physician’s statement.

Athletic Director, Ray Heitmueller said the online quiz takes about one hour to complete. It is a one time quiz which gives an observation of sportsmanship. Students and coaches watch films and clips and answer a series of questions related to situations that could happen during a competition.

Proudly Heitmueller said, “St. Bernard qualified because we had no ejections by either coaches or students, and zero fines to the AHSAA for 2007-08.” St. Bernard Prep received a banner which read “AHSAA Sportsmanship Award 2007-08 Star sportsmanship – Learning through Sports” to hang in the Fazi-Richard Athletic Center.

St. Bernard Prep boast 88% of the 2007-08 student body participated in athletics. Anyone wishing information on the school should call 256-739-6682 or visit the web

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