In August of 2014, Varsity Brands released a study revealing the powerful link between school spirit, involvement, achievement and self-confidence. The study revealed that students with higher levels of spirit perform better academically, are more involved and feel happier and more connected to their school and community. That’s why this fall, we launched the search for America’s Most Spirited High School. On National School Spirit Day, we announced the $25,000 grand prize winner: Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, CA.
Now, to continue celebrating the very best of America’s high schools, we’ve created the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards. This unprecedented program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. Each winner will be honored with up to $1,500 in prize money, totaling $25,000 awarded from Varsity Brands! Click here for more information. Submission deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Caps & Gowns Are Tied To High School Spirit
A majority of high school principals said: Students with a lot of school spirit do more than show support for their school, they perform better academically.
75% of students with higher levels of school spirit perform above average
92% of high school principals feel that school spirit is tied to student achievement
90% of students with high levels of school spirit are more active in school activities
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