Now is the time for high schools and students to start prepping their entry for the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, and start their video entry for America’s Most Spirited High School Contest.
This is the third annual Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, which celebrate the very best of America’s high schools with $100,000 in awards, including a $25,000 grand prize for America’s Most Spirited High School.
“We’ve always believed that school spirit is absolutely essential to creating a culture of engagement and achievement in America’s schools, and the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards are the foremost platform to recognize the most outstanding students, faculty, and administration across the country who are leading this charge in their schools every day,” said Jeff Webb, chairman of Varsity Brands.
The 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards will consist of 25 awards, which will include the following categories:
America’s Most Spirited High School (Grand Prize)
Most Spirited Athlete
Most Spirited Team Manager
Most Spirited Student
Most Spirited Pep Band
Most Spirited Choir
Most Spirited Mascot
Most Spirited Student Government
Most Spirited Superintendent
Most Spirited Principal
Most Spirited Coach
Most Spirited Athletic Director
Most Spirited Teacher
Most Spirited Athletic Trainer
Most Spirited Staff Member
Most Spirited School Counselor
Most Spirited School Tradition
Most Spirited Community Service Project
Most Spirited Booster Club
Most Spirited Yearbook
Most Spirited Graduation
Spirit of Inclusion Award
Spirit of Sportsmanship Award
The American Spirit Leader Award – Cheer
The American Spirit Leader Award – Dance
Submissions open Jan. 16. Nominees (students, faculty, coaches, staff, etc.) must be affiliated with a high school in the United States and must be nominated by a student, colleague or community member.
- One 500-word essay demonstrating why the nominee is deserving of this award
- One letter of recommendation from a school principal, administrator or community leader
- Two photos of the nominee and his/her/their work
- Optional: links to additional media, including but not limited to press releases, videos, photos, articles, etc.
To learn more about National School Spirit Day and the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, please visit www.varsitybrands.com.