New Haven named Champion of Character School

October 7, 2017


NEW HAVEN, Ind. - New Haven High School is being honored for its sportsmanship in athletic competitions.

The school was named a Champions of Character school for the 2016-17 school year, receiving the IHSAA Sportsmanship Award. The award is based on five criteria: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

“It’s very excited for our community, our fans, our coaches and our athletes,” New Haven athletic director Andy Wagner says. “This is on behalf of our coaches and what they do with our kids, our students and the way they handle themselves on and off the court and to our fans who visit our games.”

IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox and assistant commissioner Sandra Walter visited the school to present a banner that will hang in Armstrong Arena.

“For New Haven High School to accomplish this is a very special day for the school,” Cox says. “I think it’s a great example of how a school can  be very competitively athletically and have proper sportsmanship.”

New Haven is one of 17 high schools to receive this recognition, which is given through a partnership between the IHSAA and the NAIA. New Haven is one of a few to complete the entire sportsmanship program, according to the IHSAA.



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