Congratulations to the 2014 National School Spirit Day Sweepstakes Winners!
Thank you to all the teams who participated in National School Spirit Day! Go here to read more great National School Spirit Day entries.
School Sweepstakes winner: Dover High School – Dover, OH
The cheerleaders of Dover High School recruited the help of football players, band members and other fall athletes, along with the student body and community, to celebrate National School Spirit Day during the entire month of September! They kicked things off with a “Fill the Bus” campaign to collect canned goods for local families. Students volunteered outside of the stadium that evening to collect items before their football game. A week later, the majorettes held a mini majorette clinic and the cheerleaders collected donations for their school district’s Relay for Life team. Together they raised over $1,000! During Homecoming, the athletes, band members and cheerleaders each volunteered after school to read to the district’s elementary classes. By dedicating the month of September to National School Spirit Day, Dover High School was able to unite its students, athletes, cheerleaders and community members (children and adults alike) to contribute to these great causes!
Team Sweepstakes winner: Tulare Union High School – Tulare, CA
This fall, Tulane Union High School hosted its first annual Words Hurt Campaign. To pledge kindness around campus, cheerleaders sold Band-Aids full of positive messages to students and gave half of the proceeds to Project Z, their school’s anti-bullying club. To promote inner beauty, they did not wear any makeup. Instead, they wore the purchased Band-Aids on their faces and bodies as a statement of just how much one word can hurt an individual. The cheerleaders also attended the Tulare Family Services tailgate event to perform, read to children and teach cheers. They had so much fun that they intend to go back for Halloween and Christmas!