Dear Centerville School District patrons:
It is with great pleasure that I write and submit this press release about the recent letter of recognition the Iowa High School Athletic Association sent to Centerville Community School District. The letter praises Centerville Community School District student athletes, coaches and sponsors for exemplary conduct during the 2012-2013 school year.
Within the letter, IHSAA Executive Director Richard Wulkow, praises the Centerville Community School District for being one of 185 school districts in the state with no student athlete or coach ejections during the 2012-2013 school year. This calculates to 49 percent of the school districts in Iowa with no ejections during the year. Our school district was in the upper half of the total school districts in the state of Iowa in regard to positive conduct and sportsmanship of our student athletes and coaching staff.
As Richard Wulkow states in the letter, going through an entire year and not have one flagrant, unsportsmanlike act during any of our competitions is certainly something to be proud of.
In addition to the letter received from the IHSAA, the Centerville School District recently received a positive letter from a neighboring school district praising the upstanding positive approach of our student athletes and coaching staff. I believe this is a direct reflection of the positive perception that our student athletes and coaching staff is leaving with our guests and competitors.
In closing, I applaud our student athletes and coaching staff for keeping the emphasis on representing our school district and community with pride, passion, respect, and discipline as it relates to establishing a positive reputation and upstanding character. I cannot think of a better way of welcoming our alumni home for Homecoming week than the sharing of the positive news and recognition in regard to our positive conduct on and off the extra-curricular arenas. Students and coaches, keep up the good work.
Yours in Education,
Anthony P. Ryan,
High School Principal
Junior High Principal