CONGRATULATIONS to the National School Spirit Day sweepstakes winners!
National School Spirit Day started five years ago to shine a spotlight on all of the ways cheerleaders and dancers make a difference in their schools and communities—as mentors, community service leaders, spirit raisers and positive examples to all. Throughout the entire year, cheerleaders and dancers support their athletic programs. This day was created to show everyone else the power of cheerleaders in their communities. Here we showcase the teams and individuals who represent the thousands who make a difference.
Thanks to all the amazing teams that participated in National School Spirit Day 2013!
School Sweepstakes Winner
McNairy Central High School- Selmer, TN
Both of the McNairy Central football and basketball cheerleading squads came together and supported Stop Hunger Now by having a powderpuff football game. The whole school got involved with girls playing in the game, and the guys wore dresses in the Homecoming court. The Homely Homecoming queen was voted on by the student body by putting money in each participant’s can during school. Donations for Stop Hunger Now were collected at both the powderpuff and Varsity football games. At the end of the week, the school hosted their homecoming pep rally where the cheerleaders talked about their project supporting National School Spirit Day. In just one week, they raised enough money to package over 10,000 meals!
Team Sweepstakes Winner
Upper Darby High School-Drexel Hill, PA- team winner
The Upper Darby Cheerleaders collected hats, scarves, gloves, blankets, gift cards, and other warm clothing items for women and children of Domestic Violence and Abuse throughout the month of October. The Upper Darby Police Department received word of what the girls were doing via Twitter and joined in on the effort. During a home football game, the chief of Police with other officials drove a police van onto the field and helped the cheerleaders present an entire van of items the girls and police collected to the head of the Domestic Abuse Project. By the end of the month, the cheerleaders were able to turn over thousands of items in support of victims of domestic abuse.