Originating in the Fall of 2013, the Sunshine State Spirit Showdown is a competition among FHSAA member schools designed to promote sportsmanship and school spirit. Videos will be submitted to the FHSAA, displaying an organized student body and the school community participating in positive sportsmanship and creative school spirit cheers. Entry must be uploaded to www.fhsaa.org/sunshine by February 1, 2017 and the winner will be announced March 13, 2017.
Everyone in the school community from students, administrators, yearbook staff, band, student-athletes and TV production is encouraged to participate and show which school has the best fans in the state of Florida. More Info
The Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team recognition program honors 24 graduating seniors from around the state who excel in both athletics and academics. Each honoree will receive a $1,000 award, as well as a commemorative medallion, from the FHSAA for being selected to the team. From among the 24 recipients, two Scholar-Athletes of the Year, one boy and one girl, will be announced at the Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Awards Banquet each June. The Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the most prestigious honors conferred on an active student-athlete by the Association, will receive an additional $3,000 each, as well as a trophy. More Info
The FHSAA Academic Team Champion recognition program honors teamwork not only in competition, but in the classroom as well. The program recognizes teams in each of the Association’s 20 sanctioned sports and 10 recognized sports, naming an Academic Team Champion in each classification. Each classification and overall winner receives a commemorative plaque. More Info
The Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to recognize and preserve the heritage of high school athletics in Florida, to keep alive their tradition and spirit, and to honor each year those persons who through distinguished achievement have excelled in one or more high school athletic programs sponsored by the Association and its member schools.
To date, 175 deserving individuals have been enshrined in the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. They include coaches, administrators, contest officials and other contributors, such as sports writers, who have raised the level of awareness of high school athletics through their dedication, efforts and achievements. More Info
The FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards are presented by the Florida High School Athletic Association. Points are awarded a school based on its finish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport in the classification in which it has been assigned to compete. The top 16 places are scored. More Info
The Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Program honors schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the regular season and FHSAA State Series. This award is presented to one school in each classification per administrative section, whose entire sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators. Criteria for selection of the winners includes programs and activities implemented within the school and community to promote sportsmanship; the number and type of unsporting conduct ejections; the number and type of exceptional sportsmanship reports; and the source of the nomination. A winner and runner up will be selected from each class. The runner up in each class will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque and the winner in each class will receive $2,500 and a larger plaque. More Info
You can access the championship record books for all of the FHSAA's sports programs. More Info