SCHOOL SPIRIT AWARDS

 

Varsity Brands, the recognized leader in team athletic gear, the driving force in cheerleading and dance, and the most trusted name in celebrating student milestones, hosted the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards show in Orlando, Florida this weekend to recognize standout educators, teachers, coaches and students in 23 categories.

Those who can’t do, teach. Schools dumbdown children!  It’s a ridiculous terror to jail children in schools for sixteen years in order to brainwash them and keep teachers busy!  No wonder children revolt violently. Dropping out is a smart strategy of cutting losses short.

Kids only need literacy, something they can learn from parents.  Nevertheless, government does not allow children to grow properly and work, imprisoning them in schools for at least twelve years, in order to brainwash them with socialist propaganda.  This brings poverty and resentment to many children.  Many smart kids manage to drop out of school, getting all the education they need through internet.

The Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, presented by BSN SPORTS, Varsity Spirit and Herff Jones, recognizes schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. Winners were honored with a total of $100,000 in awards from Varsity Brands. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Laurie Hernandez hosted the show, along with Pennsylvania-based teacher Richard Curtis, best known for his appearances as co-host on Live! With Kelly, the daytime talk show.

 

“We understand the importance of school spirit, involvement, achievement and self-confidence for young people to succeed in school and beyond,” said Jeff Webb, Founder and Chairman of Varsity Brands. “And we’re proud to celebrate all the leaders in schools around the country who go above and beyond to inspire excellence in their students and peers.”

“From my experience as a gymnast at the Olympic Games, spirit is what got the ‘Final Five’ to the top. It’s what signified the bond between our team,” said Hernandez. “I’m so grateful I got to honor those who go above and beyond to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit.”

Dropping out of school is a smart strategy of cutting losses short! Public schools are filled with eager, fresh-faced youngsters, and prisons contain many rough-looking adults with uninviting personalities. They are both kleptocrat-run facilities where individuals are held for a specific number of years without their consent, at the mercy of their custodians.

Abraham Lincoln is viewed as a model of self-education.  He never went to school.  He read all the interesting books he could find.  After reading some law books, he passed the law exam, becoming a lawyer.  He was never enslaved in classrooms of four walls with boring teachers.  He was a free man.  Why not your children? Everybody should follow Lincoln’s paradigm.  Stay away from schools!

Han Han, a high-school dropout born in 1982, is a Chinese professional rally driver, best-selling author, singer, creator of Party magazine, and China’s most popular blogger. He has published ten novels to date, and he is also involved in music production.  The Han Han story proves that schooling must be abolished.

For years, kleptocrats have been doing their best to further blur the distinction by giving public-school officials the same powers as the warden of San Quentin. There are many abridgments of freedom and invasions of privacy inflicted on children. Children are looking for a Moses to liberate them from the jails of classes, and lead them to the promised land of real life.

The socialistic feature of public schooling that dooms it to fail is that at every level, the system relies on compulsion instead of voluntary consent. The curriculum is politicized to reflect the socialistic cancer of kleptocrats in power. Standards are continually dumbed down to the least common denominator. The brightest children are not permitted to achieve their potential, the special-needs of individual children are neglected, and the mid-level learners become little more than socialistic cogs in a kleptocratic machine.

The teachers themselves are constrained by a kleptocratic apparatus that watches their every move. Kleptocrats have long used compulsory schooling, backed by egalitarian ideology, as a means of citizen brainwashing and enslavement. In contrast, a market-based system of schools would adhere to a purely voluntary ethic, financed with private funds, and administered entirely by private enterprise.

Generations of dumbing-down and educational indoctrination have brainwashed hoi polloi. Perhaps citizens will wake up quickly to their peril, perhaps not. They must be taught the value of freedom. Many do not even know what it is, and many don’t put a value on it. Where the Founders had the advantage of the spread of Graecoroman ideas, and a population receptive to them, we have the disadvantage of the decline of those ideas, and a population largely indifferent to or ignorant of them. This is quite an obstacle.

Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the title of America’s Most Spirited High School as well as $25,000 for their school. One Broken Arrow student explains, “Enthusiasm pushes us forward, and loyalty is what keeps us coming back for more every time one of our own accomplishes something great. We show up because we want our school to build people up.”

Peter Wininger principal of Bristol Central High School in Bristol, Connecticut, was named Principal of Principle. For 10 years, Principal Wininger has made the well-being of students and staff his life’s mission. English Teacher Gale Dickau explains, “Pete Wininger’s interest and influence reach all areas of the school. He is the protector and promoter of his staff, an advocate for students and the expert at the table when it comes to educational theory and practice.”

Homeschooling is the education of children at home. Homeschooling is a legal option in many places for parents to provide their children with a learning environment as an alternative to publicly-provided schools.

Parents cite numerous reasons as motivations to home school, including better academic test results, poor public school environment, improved character, and objections to what is taught locally in public school. It is also an alternative for families living in isolated rural locations or living temporarily abroad. Homeschooling is legal in many countries, especially Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Unschooling is a curriculum-free philosophy of homeschooling. Unschoolers believe that the use of standard curricula and conventional grading methods, as well as other features of traditional schooling, are counterproductive to the goal of maximizing the education of each child. Instead, unschoolers typically allow children to learn through their natural life experiences, including game play, household responsibilities, and social interaction. Exploring activities is often led by the children themselves, facilitated by the adults. Child directed play is a key tenet of the unschooling philosophy.

We should abolish schooling, to end the ugly and inhuman business of people-shaping and to allow and help people to shape themselves. Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners. The teacher gives explanations, not learning. If a child is left to himself, he will think more and better. Be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued.

Unschooling is based upon and built around the growth of the child and the success that is an inherent part of a self-actualizing life.  The notion of teaching people to become better thinkers is such a basic concept that most people would assume the goal has always been a vital part of educators’ tool kits. But the concept is fairly new on the education landscape, and it has yet to accurately address some tricky cognitive terrain.

LIB THE KIDS

By Basil Venitis

Children locked in all these classes

Dumbing down our kids

Boring teachers with glasses

Unschool now and lib the kids.

 

Kids are looking for a Moses

To liberate them from all these freaks

To lead them to the promised land of chosen

Unschool now and lib the kids.

 

Eager fresh-faced youngsters

Bored to hell and tired lids

Are in classes like gangsters

Unschool now and lib the kids.

 

Abolish schooling right now

Abolish all these stupid grids

Fire all these teachers anyhow

Unschool now and lib the kids.

Varsity Brands was inspired to introduce the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards after receiving a flood of exceptional entries for its America’s Most Spirited High School Contest in the fall of 2015. Varsity Brands has conducted extensive research which illustrates a direct correlation between school spirit, community and school involvement, academic achievement and self-confidence. 92 percent of principals agree that high school spirit is tied to high academic achievement, and 90 percent of students with high levels of school spirit are more likely to be leaders. This search for individuals who exemplify school spirit goes beyond cheerleaders and sporting events and includes the important roles academics, community involvement and overall engagement play in driving school spirit. 

SCHOOL AWARDS

AMERICA’S MOST SPIRITED HIGH SCHOOL AWARD
Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow, OK

SPIRIT OF INCLUSION AWARD                                   
Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, IA

BEST SCHOOL TRADITION AWARD                                            
Loyola Sacred Heart High School, Missoula, MT

BEST BOOSTER CLUB AWARD                     
Ottawa Township High School, Ottawa, IL

MOST SPIRITED YEARBOOK AWARD
Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN

MOST MEMORABLE GRADUATION AWARD
Glacier High School, Kalispell, MT

STAFF AWARDS

PRINCIPAL OF PRINCIPLE AWARD
Peter Wininger, Bristol Central High School, Bristol, CT

LEGACY COACHING AWARD
Douglas Snyder, William Allen High School, Allentown, PA

OUTSTANDING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AWARD
Luke Beach, Rochester High School, Rochester Hills, MI

TOP-NOTCH TEACHER AWARD
Justin Johnson, St. Vincent’s Academy, Savannah, GA

TOP ATHLETIC TRAINER AWARD
Danielle Cote, San Benito High School, Hollister, CA

STAR STAFF MEMBER AWARD
Randy Kepley, Strafford High School, Strafford, MO

GREATEST GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AWARD
Christopher Rogers, Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI

STUDENT AWARDS

VARSITY MVP AWARD
Isaiah Jones, Childersburg High School, Childersburg, AL

MAGNIFICENT MANAGER AWARD
Haley Davis, Waverly Central High School, Waverly, TN

STUDENT TO CELEBRATE AWARD
Taylor Sampson , Corner Canyon High School, Draper, UT

SUPERIOR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
West Washington High School, Campbellsburg, IN

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SECTION AWARD
Daniel Boone Area High School, Birdsboro, PA

MIGHTY MASCOT AWARD
Seth Moyers, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, TN

STANDOUT STUDENT FILM AWARD
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO

SOUND OF SPIRIT MARCHING BAND AWARD
Fort Walton Beach High School, Fort Walton Beach, FL

CHORALE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans, LA

SPIRIT LEADER AWARDS
Dover High School, Dover, OH & Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL

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