Recognizing Outstanding Schools Across the Country

In 2014, Varsity Brands released a study revealing that students with higher levels of spirit
perform better academically, are more involved and feel happier and more
connected to their school and community. Simply put,
#SpiritMatters.

That’s why the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards were created. These awards
honor the very best of America’s high schools by recognizing outstanding schools,
organizations and individuals that go above and beyond to build school pride,
student engagement and community spirit.

Submission Deadlines:

Categories open Jan. 23 and close Feb. 13.
See award categories for more information.

Applications for the Spirit Leader Awards, Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award
and Chorale Achievement Award are now closed. View finalists here.

Awards Show:

Finalists will be invited to attend the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards Show
at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL on May 13, 2017.
Special hotel and Walt Disney World Resort ticket pricing is now available.

2017
Award Categories
National School
Spirit Day
America’s Most
Spirited High School
Previous Winners
“I think spirit really sets the culture for the whole school, the whole climate.”
John Spolski, winner of the Principal of Principle Award from the 2015-2016 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards