Varsity Brands, the market leader in sport, spirit and achievement, today announced that its signature school pride event, the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, has named finalists for its 2020 School Spirit Awards. This marks the event's fifth consecutive year of recognizing schools, organizations and individuals across 25 categories that go above and beyond the call of duty to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit.
With over $100,000 in award money up for grabs, winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 9th at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.
"The 10,000 employees of Varsity Brands are privileged to witness the power of spirit in schools on a daily basis: in classrooms, in athletic and cheer competitions, and in celebrating student achievements," said Adam Blumenfeld, CEO of Varsity Brands. "The Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards represent our opportunity to honor superlative demonstrations of this spirit across the country while recognizing the positive impact that it can have on school and student performance. We are honored to continue our proud stewardship of this event and look forward to celebrating the 'best of' what our schools can represent."
"School spirit doesn't happen without extraordinary commitment and energy from the students, teachers and administrators who show up and give just 'a little more' on a daily basis," added Nicole Lauchaire, Executive Director of the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards. "These everyday heroes deserve our recognition and our praise, and we believe that this year's event will benefit from an inspiring group of finalists and a growing recognition of the strong correlation between school spirit, involvement, achievement and self-confidence."
The grand prize for America's Most Spirited High School will be determined by online voting at varsitybrands.com through February 25th. The school with the most votes will receive $25,000 in awards from Varsity Brands. All other category winners will receive $3,000. All winners will be announced at the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards Show on May 9, 2020 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL.
2020 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards Finalists:
America's Most Spirited High School