St. Francis Selected as Sportsmanship Award Winner

St. Francis High School has been awarded the 30th Annual Kenny Fagans CIF Southern Section Shake for Sportsmanship Award. The Kenny Fagans Shake for Sportsmanship program provides recognition for schools singled out by a vote of their peers (the members of their respective leagues) for outstanding sportsmanlike conduct throughout the school year. This year St. Francis was selected from the Mission League as the Kenny Fagans “Shake for Sportsmanship” award winner for the 2011-2012 school year. The CIF-Southern Section congratulates St. Francis High School and commends the efforts of the administration, faculty, student body and community. St. Francis will be honored for its selection during a 15-minute pre-game ceremony at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Although each league is free to establish its own criteria for the determination of the winning school, the CIF Southern Section has provided the following suggestions: student body participation; enthusiasm; behavior at home and away games; treatment of opponents; and treatment of officials. Recommendations also call for judging to be based on the actions of band members, drill teams, pep squads, cheerleaders, and student rooting sections, in addition to the competing athletes.

The awards program also includes the CIF Los Angeles City Section, which singled out representative schools of 10 conferences to receive the award. All told, the program encompasses the athletic programs of over 550 Central and Southern California high schools. A special thanks to the entire community for demonstrating the spirit of St. Francis and living by the, “Code of the Golden Knight!”

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