Wisconsin Association Of School Councils

Educating, Engaging, and Empowering Young Leaders in Wisconsin


Each year the Spirit of Excellence Award is given to six Wisconsin schools, one in each region, that demonstrate excellence in leadership development, sportsmanship initiatives, school spirit, and service to school and community. It is presented jointly by a selection committee consisting of members from WASCWisconsin Association for Middle Level EducationAWSAWisconsin Interscholastic Athletic AssociationWisconsin Association of School District Administrators,Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, and the Milwaukee Bucks. From the pool of regional winners, one school is selected as the state winner. 

Regional winners receive local recognition and a school banner. The state winner receives a trophy at a school assembly, which has traditionally been filmed and televised during WIAA State Basketball Tournament telecasts—a true tribute to the excellence they have achieved. Our 2023 Spirit of Excellence winners will also be honored during a Bucks game on a date yet to be determined in 2023. 

To be eligible, schools must be a member of WIAA and WASC and submit a portfolio that demonstrates achievement in each of three key dimensions in a calendar year beginning February 1. 

Click here for more information on the Spirit of Excellence, including a list of present and past winners and forms you will need for your school's Spirit of Excellence portfolio. All portfolios are due on February 1, 2023.  

Upcoming events

  • November 14, 2022 9:00 AM
    FOUR different venues: 11/14, Green Bay; 11/15; Eau Claire; 11/16, Milwaukee; 11/17, Madison


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