Each year, Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) sponsors a program called “Raise – the – Bar: Sportsmanship Matters” as a way to encourage schools to promote and exhibit great sportsmanship on and off the field. At the end of each school year, an application is submitted and reviewed by UHSAA’s Sportsmanship Committee to determine if the school has met the criteria to earn a star for its sportsmanship banner.
Due to the efforts of Fox and Pulsipher, Carbon High was recognized and awarded a silver star for completing the second level of sportsmanship requirements. Fox and Pulshiper have initiated new concepts to reach this next level, including “Fan of the Game” and “Player of the Week,” along with impressively changing the atmosphere of the student section at home games.
“The efforts do not go unnoticed,” said Carbon School District Superintendent Mika Salas.
With a new focus in mind, UHSAA has also joined forces with the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association for a new program entitled “Do Rowdy Right – Cheer for Your Team and Not Against Your Opponent.” The concept of this program is to TEAM-Up to Teach, Enforce, Award and Model good sportsmanship in the schools, communities and across the state.
“On behalf of the UHSAA and the Sportsmanship Committee, we congratulate these schools for making sportsmanship a priority,” stated the letter from UHSAA awarding Carbon High for its efforts.