FHSAA’S Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Returns For Fourth Year

GAINESVILLE, FL (10/17/16) – Nominations for the fourth annual Florida High School Athletic Association Sunshine State Spirit Showdown are currently being accepted, the organization announced Monday. The competition, which determines the best student section in the state, began in 2013 as a way of promoting sportsmanship and celebrating school spirit among FHSAA member schools.

All FHSAA schools are encouraged to enter at www.fhsaa.org/upload by uploading a video lasting between 90 seconds and three minutes. The videos should display examples of school spirit from the student body and must include at least 30 seconds explaining why the student section is the best one in the state.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1. Submitted videos will be uploaded to the FHSAA’s YouTube page, with fans voting Feb. 13-March 9 for their favorite through a Survey Monkey link that the FHSAA will distribute on all its social media platforms. The winner will be determined by FHSAA’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee along with fan voting. For fairness, votes will be divided by the population of the school, with the percentage determining the number of points given to each school.

The winning school will be announced on March 13, and that school will be presented with a plaque and a banner on a later date.

For more information about the Sunshine State Spirit Showdown, visit http://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/sunshine-state-spirit-showdown. Students can also join the competition’s conversation by using #FLSquad, the official hashtag of the Sunshine State Spirit Showdown. For more information about the FHSAA, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for “FHSAA.”

FHSAA Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Winners

2016 – River Ridge High School

2015 – Fort Walton Beach High School

2014 – Clay High School

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About the FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.