When involved in the interscholastic athletic programs, our athletes at all levels will work towards various championships. Regardless of the result, all our athletes will strive toward good sportsmanship. One of the goals is to receive the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award.

This award is bestowed by the state in conjunction with the Bergen County Officials to the school that exemplifies professionalism on and off the field. This would include some of the following beliefs:

• To provide a positive image of school athletics at Old Tappan High School.

• To develop high ideals of fairness in all human relationships.

• To practice self-discipline and emotional maturity in learning to make decisions under pressure.

• To win graciously, lose without alibi.

• To be socially competent and operate within a set of rules, thus gaining a respect for the rights of others.

• To respect and accept the decision of officials without question.