October is National High School Activities Month

The annual month-long celebration of high school athletics and activities – National High School Activities Month – begins at the onset of October for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 state high school associations. During this special time, the more than 19,500 high schools nationwide are encouraged to promote the values inherent in high school athletics and other activities such as speech, debate, music and theatre.

Throughout October, the celebration emphasizes essential areas of high school activity programs with the following weeks: National Sportsmanship, Fan Appreciation and Public-Address Announcers Week (October 1-8); National Performing Arts Activities and Local State High School Associations Week (October 9-15); National Coaches, Advisors, Officials, and Sponsors Week (October 16-22); and National Community Service/Youth Awareness Week (October 23-31).

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