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Rock Hill, South Carolina: Riverwalk Academy is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) Sportsmanship Banner for the second year in a row. This prestigious honor recognizes the exceptional sportsmanship displayed by the school's athletic teams throughout the year.

The SCHSL Sportsmanship Banner is a coveted award that acknowledges a school's unwavering commitment to integrity, respect, and community engagement. The stringent criteria encompass various aspects of sportsmanship, community involvement, and exemplary behavior both on and off the field.

"We are incredibly proud of our student-athletes, coaches, parents, and leadership for their dedication to upholding the highest standards of sportsmanship," said Athletic Director Richard Ball. "Their hard work and respect for opponents are commendable and truly reflect the core values of Riverwalk Academy."

Under Ball's guidance, Riverwalk Academy's athletic programs have prioritized the development of well-rounded student-athletes. Coaches play a critical role in shaping these young athletes, instilling principles of leadership, integrity, organization, nobility, and sportsmanship in every practice and competition.

Parental support is another pillar of Riverwalk's success. Parents have actively fostered a positive sports culture by demonstrating sportsmanship from the sidelines and by completing NFHS courses, setting a positive example for all spectators.

Riverwalk Academy's commitment to sportsmanship extends beyond the playing field. The school actively participates in community service initiatives and the SCHSL Leadership Conference, exceeding the minimum requirements set forth by the league. This dedication is further underscored by the school's exemplary record – no athlete or coach ejections, and no sportsmanship issues or sanctions involving fans or students.

As Riverwalk Academy celebrates this achievement, the school remains committed to promoting sportsmanship, leadership, and character development among its student-athletes.