As a part of the IHSA Do What’s Right! Sportsmanship Program, member school personnel and licensed IHSA officials have the ability to recognize acts of exemplary sportsmanship and integrity that occur in IHSA events throughout the school year via the Sport A Winning Attitude Report (SAWA). Those who are recognized receive a special certificate from the IHSA and select SAWAs are featured here on the IHSAState website
The SAWA Report below on the Rockford East Cheerleading Team was submitted by an IHSA cheer official:
I was officiating at our ICCA Invitational at Pontiac today and noticed the cheerleaders from Rockford East, who were there to support their two stunt groups, supporting each team, not just their own. They cheered every team on and there was at least one cheerleader who would shout out to other teams to smile. I have noticed at past invitationals that I have officiated at that they do this everywhere they are at, but it really caught my attention...probably because they were sitting fairly close to where I was standing as a tech official. I feel that the Rockford East cheerleaders sport a winning attitude at all times, at every competition they attend.