Congratulations to Northside-Columbus (A-5A) and Newnan (6A-7A), the winners of the 2022 GHSA Student Section Spirit Challenge. Other notable entries were Richmond Hill (2nd) and Buford (3rd). Videos can be watched on @OfficialGHSA You Tube
The winners will receive a large banner for their student section and a trophy to take back to their school, both presented during halftime of the Class 7A state football championship at Center Parc Stadium on Dec. 10.
In an effort to reward good sportsmanship while having fun and showing great school spirit, the GHSA’s Student Athlete Advisory Council sponsored the first ever SAAC Student Section Spirit Challenge. There were 11 schools that submitted videos demonstrating their support by exemplifying rituals for games, participating in pep rallies and showing up and being heard at many other school events.
To determine the winner, seven judges scored the videos against the rubric that was posted earlier in the season. After determining the top five videos with those scores, the SAAC met on a zoom call to watch and discuss the videos together. The council expressed kudos to the schools that included the entire student body through pep rallies, games of multiple sports, and included many groups like band, dance teams, etc.
View Northside-Columbus video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5w0yHkpFZM
View Newnan video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePWac6SvzcA
View Richmond Hill video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvHlNzPzTtg&list=UULF-pHm3zal1VPr1EZm9Ca10Q&index=6
View Buford video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9haOmCSaIgo