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Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Chapel Hill, NC - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced that 128 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free in their athletic contests during the 2012-13 school year.
The schools will be recognized at the Association’s upcoming regional meetings scheduled across the state. The 128 schools represent 32.3 percent of the NCHSAA's member schools, based on the 396 member schools last year.
Two schools, A.L. Brown in Kannapolis and Winston-Salem Prep, successfully completed their fifth consecutive ejection free years, one of the milestones that the NCHSAA tracks.
The guidelines record ejections for unsportsman like acts such as fighting, taunting, profanity, obscene gestures or disrespectfully addressing or contacting officials.
The 2006-07 academic year was the best since the NCHSAA started tracking ejections in 1997, with 202 schools earning ejection free status, which represented 54.8 percent of the member schools in that year. There were 113 ejection free schools in 2010-11, or 29 percent of the membership, and there were 127 ejection free schools during the 2011-12 academic year.
"We are proud that 128 schools were ejection free last year," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield, "but we have to continue to make sportsmanship a priority and not lose focus until all member schools are ejection free."
All schools with no ejections for the year will receive a certificate of recognition at the NCHSAA regional meetings across the state. North Carolina Farm Bureau sponsors this as part of its initiative with the NCHSAA.
2012-2013 Ejection-Free Award Recipients
Holmes, John A.
East Wake Academy
Eastern NC School for the Deaf
Fike, Ralph L.
North Carolina School of Science & Math
Rocky Mount Preparatory
Cape Fear Senior
Dudley, James B.
Glenn, Robert B.
Berry Academy, Phillip O.
Highland School of Tech
Christ the King
NC School for the Deaf
Pine Lake Preparatory
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