NFHS Spirit of Sport

Deadline: January 26, 2022

Email: Peter Smith,

The NFHS has developed its “National High School Spirit of Sport Award”, which will be conferred to eight section winners as well as one national winner. The recipient must be an individual from a high school that is a member of an NFHS-member athletic or activity association.

The recipient could be a coach, athletic administrator, or administrator, contest official, trainer, student-athlete or any others associated with the school or the school’s athletic program.

This award seeks to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. The award may be given in recognition of a specific act or for an activity of longer duration.

For example, it could be awarded to an individual (or group) that:

*has demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship and/or citizenship in playing the game as it should be played;

*has exceeded normal expectations in assisting others within the school or community; or

*has overcome adversity or a challenging circumstances.

In the instance of a student, that student must be in good academic standing within his or her respective high school. Among the qualifying criteria that will be used are the student’s grade-point average, the activities in which he or she is involved, and community involvement. Other candidates should possess similar positive character traits, such a high level of integrity and ethics.



2021 – Violet Forney – Waltham High School

2020 – Kayla Owens – Seekonk High School

2019 – Solveig Steeman – LIttleton High School

2018 – Kate Lobisser – Milford High School

2017 – Jonathan Peters – Sturgis Charter School East

2016 – Deven Schuko – Norton High School

2015 – Mount Greylock Regional High School Football Team

2014 – Carol Martini – Andover High School

2012 – Maxwell Evan Silverman – Westborough High School

2011 – Brandon, Jared, and Tyler Coppola – St. John’s Preparatory School (Danvers, MA)

2010 – Jackie Quetti – Pittsfield High School

2009 – James Orrigo – Austin Preparatory School

2008 – Connor David – King Philip Regional High School