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Phoebus High School earns 2015-16 Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship Award

Phoebus High School has been awarded the 2015-2016 Claudia Dodson Virginia High School League’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. This award recognizes schools that have established policies and procedures that make sportsmanship a priority and an expectation within the school and school community.
“I consider this to be the Virginia High School League’s most prestigious award,” said VHSL assistant director Tom Dolan. “It’s the only award that the entire school is graded on.”
Phoebus is one of only 36 high schools awarded statewide. This is the second time PHS has earned the recognition.
There is no limit on the number of schools that might be recognized in a given year.  The selection process includes a self-assessment and a peer review.
1.       The school self-assessment includes 50 one-point areas.
a)      Schools with no ejections must meet an 80% threshold
b)      Schools with one ejection must meet a 90% threshold
c)       Schools with more than one ejection are not eligible for the award in that year
2.       Each school must solicit and have submitted directly to VHSL Assistant Director for Compliance Tom Dolan three peer review recommendations from schools which they participate with on a regular basis.
a)      Recommendations for school with no ejections must meet the 80% threshold
b)      Recommendations for school with one ejection must meet the 90% threshold
3.       Schools whose program(s) are on warning are not eligible for the Claudia Dodson Award.
The award was renamed in 2007 to honor the memory of Claudia Dodson, a VHSL assistant director from 1971-2002 and a National High School Fame 2003 inductee, who passed away in 2007.


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