Warren County High School received the divisional A. F. Bridges Award given by TSSAA for recognition of the ideals of ethics and integrity in the teaching and promotion of citizenship and sportsmanship. The award was presented to Warren County High School at the recent TSSAA Regional meeting at Hillwood High School.
The award is named in honor of A. F. Bridges, the first full-time Executive Secretary of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. Mr. Bridges was a person of high principles who displayed firmness and fairness, as well as the high ideals of ethics and integrity.
Local officials were asked to nominate schools that they service which displayed an overall positive effort to teach, expect, and demand a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship at their particular contests. In addition, member schools were asked to nominate individuals or schools for special recognition for going the extra mile to do what’s right. Nominations also came from representatives of the Tennessee Observers Program for Sports. The TOPS observers have shared the positive efforts that have been recognized at athletic contests across the state.
There were a total of 27 divisional finalists from across the state who received this prestigious award. Each divisional finalists received no reported incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct during the 2017-2018 school year.
As a divisional finalist, Warren County High School was presented a “Just Do What’s Right!” recognition banners, which will be displayed in the Charlie Dalton Gymnasium, as well as a $1,000 check from TSSAA for our athletic program.
This is the second time Warren County High School has received this award, the first coming in the 2001-2002 school year.