The following teams have been nominated by their peers as outstanding representatives of sportsmanship in the FFCC. As such, they are eligible for the Kevin Paulus Award for Sportsman. Here you will find each nominee, the nominating team, and their reasoning for considering these teams as gracious examples of the winning spirit in our community. Once you have read the nominations, please use the form at the end of the page to cast your ballot. You must be logged in as a director for your vote to be considered. Voting ends Monday April 2, 2018
Nominee – Doral Academy
Nominating Team – Timber Creek HS
Reasoning – Although they are new to the Circuit, Doral Academy has shown an enthusiasm for the FFCC, their competitors, and colorguard in general that is refreshing and inspiring. While they are removed geographically from many of their competitors, they use social media to interact positively with other teams by commenting on videos and photos and always participating in FFCC contests. Contest staff members have also remarked on their spirit and energy at shows, as well as their sportsmanship. They are genuinely excited to be a part of our organization and support other teams.
Nominee – Gaither High School
Nominating Team – USF Winter Guard
Reasoning – USF Winter Guard would like to nominate Gaither High School for the Kevin Paulus Sportsmanship award. They created all the ribbons for the FFCC guards in our circuit to support Stoneman Douglas at the WGI Tampa Regional in such a quick turn around time frame. They were so organized about it and it made a profound impact on connecting the guard community that day.
Nominee – Lake Howell HS
Nominating Team -Fleming Island HS
Reasoning – The Kevin Paulus Award is about sportsmanship, that golden mean of camaraderie and competition. The idea of respect for each other while working as hard as you know how to be better than your peers. I have seen this philosophy represented repeatedly by this team in such an unassuming fashion that I feel it bears recognition. Lake Howell High school always works to be the best; the performers dig in and work to entertain and master their craft, so much so, that they seldom find themselves on the downside of a competitive match up. However, when they don’t best their competitors, they are cordial and congratulatory. Even though you can see the gleam of competition always burning in their hearts, they manage to be kind. This trait is a mark of a team worthy of the Kevin Paulus Award.
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