Penn-Trafford Named WPIAL Sportsmanship Award Winner

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) announced on Wednesday that Penn-Trafford has been named winner of the annual Sportsmanship Award.
Penn-Trafford joins Beaver, Hampton, Ligonier Valley, and Saint Joseph as awardees for the 2021-22 academic year.
This marks Penn-Trafford’s second WPIAL Sportsmanship Award. The first came in 1998-99 – the third year of the program.

In 1997, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and WPIAL launched the program entitled “SPORTSMANSHIP: The Only Missing Piece 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 2021-22 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.


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