WARREN, Mich. – A dozen De La Salle Collegiate students attended Wednesday’s Sportsmanship Summit at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center, sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
For more than 20 years the MHSAA has provided a Sportsmanship Summit experience to students across Michigan. But this time the events – four of them across the state – have new breakout topics, more interaction within the sessions, and additional time for students to present ideas to their peers.
The De La Salle students at DeCarlo’s are the leadership team of the BroZone – the school’s famed student section that leads cheers at athletic events.
Spanish teacher Lindsay Tula, the BroZone moderator, was a presenter for the breakout sessions pertaining to student sections. Two other sessions were led by athletic directors, while the other two were led by MHSAA Student Advisory Council members and a couple of local game officials.
Andy Frushour, MHSAA associate director, began Wednesday’s event with a 50-minute introductory session for the students who represented schools from around southeast Michigan, including Novi Detroit Catholic Central and Birmingham Brother Rice.
The next two hours were spent in workshops that focused on sportsmanship both on and off the court and featured hands-on activities. The day provided a unique setting for students to interact with other students from across the state while talking about social media and sportsmanship, finding common ground for sportsmanship rules, and discussing officiating issues with local game referees.
At the end of the day, delegation from each school met to develop a sportsmanship campaign to implement upon returning to school.