John A. Ferguson High School in West Kendall has been named as one of the eight schools in the state to win the 2012-13 Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award.
The award was presented to the schools whose total sports programs best exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by the school’s coaches, players, and fans during the 2012-13 school year.
The criteria for selecting the winners of the award includes programs and activities implemented within the school and community to promote sportsmanship, the number and type of unsportsmanlike ejections, and the number and type of exceptional sportsmanship reports.
Ferguson High School had no unsportsmanlike ejections, suspensions, or fines in any sport by any player, coach, or spectator throughout the entire school year.
Along with the prestige of winning the award, Ferguson High was given a prize of $3,000, which will be used to purchase uniforms and equipment for this school year.
“This is a very proud moment for Ferguson High athletics and we are truly honored to receive the award,” said Kelvin Justice, Ferguson’s athletic director. “We have set a high standard and we look forward to meeting the challenge of winning the award next year.”