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Grace hosts high school sportsmanship summit

March 11, 2014

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace College and Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe welcomed student-athletes from the high schools of the Northern Lakes Conference for a Sportsmanship Summit on Tuesday.

Ten student-athletes from seven NLC schools attended the conference, which was designed to educate student-athletes about sportsmanship and character training in athletics.

Students from Concord, Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, Northridge, NorthWood, Plymouth and Warsaw high schools spent the day together working in groups to discuss and challenge one another in sportsmanship and character-building in the athletic realm. The students worked in team-initiative opportunities to build camaraderie among the schools in the conference.

“We are pleased to be a part of building character at the high-school level through the Sportsmanship Summit,” Briscoe said. “We hope it served as a great opportunity to educate and reinforce character education and to help promote the importance of sportsmanship for each student-athlete.”

The Sportsmanship Summit featured sessions from IHSAA Assistant Commissioner Sandy Searcy, Grace College Vice President Jim Swanson and Briscoe. The students also heard a 60-minute panel from former collegiate student-athletes about their high school and college playing experiences.