Varsity Brands announced that its school pride event, the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, has named finalists for its 2019 School Spirit Awards. This marks the event’s fourth 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 11th at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

“These passionate, spirited students, faculty members and community leaders exemplify student engagement and the school spirit we see all across the country,” said Adam Blumenfeld, CEO of Varsity Brands. “And, importantly, this is the kind of positive energy that, in turn, yields better school and student performance.  The entire Varsity Brands family – BSN SPORTS, Varsity Spirit and Herff Jones – is inspired by the submissions we have received this year, and we eagerly anticipate the awards show on May 11th.”

“Varsity Brands is dedicated to recognizing the motivated, engaged and passionate individuals who ensure that school spirit remains a priority in school communities,” added Nicole Lauchaire, Executive Director of the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards. “These unsung heroes are absolutely essential to reinforcing the strong correlation between school spirit, involvement, achievement and self-confidence.  We are honored to recognize them and their positive contributions across the country.”

The grand prize for America’s Most Spirited High School will be determined by online voting through February 20.  The school with the most votes will receive $25,000in 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 11, 2019 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL.

Finalists for Most Spirited School include: Bingham High School, South Jordan, UT; Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park, IL; Franklin Towne High School, Philadelphia, PA; Olentangy Berlin High School, Delaware, OH; and Pierce County High School, Blackshear, GA.

More details on finalists is available here.