Marlborough earns MIAA Sportsmanship Award

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Marlborough earns MIAA Sportsmanship Award
Several Marlborough High School students were named as MIAA District 3 Sportsmanship Award recipients. The MHS student representatives at Gillette Stadium were, from left, Akrif Semakula, Tyler Moore, Meghan Deneen, Abby Carroll and Ella Hobin. Ava VanBuskirk was missing from the photo.

MARLBOROUGH – The School Committee on Nov. 28 announced that Marlborough High School was selected to receive the 2023 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association District 3 Sportsmanship Award.

Marlborough High School was selected by the schools it competes against. According to the MIAA, the award is given to programs that “exemplify the tenets of good sportsmanship to the highest degree.” The MIAA lists teamwork, respect for opponents, ethics, and citizenship as award criteria.

The award was officially presented to Marlborough High School on Nov. 9 at the 29th annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium.

“We preach sportsmanship to the kids and obviously it paid off – we got recognized by those we compete with,” Athletic Director Jeff Rudzinsky said at the School Committee meeting. “We’re proud of that accomplishment.”

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