WIAA Recognizes Beaver Dam And Watertown Schools With Award Of Excellence

Two Dodge County schools have been recognized for their achievements in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership and character. The Beaver Dam and Watertown school districts are among 22 schools to receive the Award of Excellence. The recipients will be presented with a certificate at the fall Area Meetings and will be recognized on the WIAA website. Beaver Dam joins five other schools to receive this award during its first two years in existence. Criteria for selection include:

* Athletic director conducted regular occurring meetings with a Captain’s Club/Team Leadership Council/Etc.–sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is on the agenda and is discussed

* Athletic director conducted regular occurring meetings with coaches – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed

* Athletic director conducted at least one informational meeting with student-athletes and their parents–sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed

* Athletic director attended conference meetings–sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed

* Coaches and student-athletes attended a sportsmanship summit/leadership conference/etc.

* There was school representation at one of the seven WIAA Fall Area Meetings

* There was school representation at WIAA Annual Meeting in April

* Athletic Director made the student body aware of sportsmanship initiatives through school assemblies, announcements, posters, etc.

* Three or more athletic teams gave back to their school or community through volunteerism

* Athletic director has taken the free NFHS Sportsmanship course

* Three or more head coaches have taken the free NFHS Sportsmanship course

* Athletic program had no coach ejections at any level

* Athletic program had no coach or player assault of an official at any level

* Athletic director nominated/submitted a boy and/or a girl for WIAA Scholar Athlete recognition (either for local or state level recognition)