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Okawville & Carl Sandburg Win The 2023 IHSA Student Section & Spirit Showdown

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The finalists of the 9th annual IHSA Student Section and Spirit Showdown were recognized at the 2023 IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals at CEFCU Arena on Saturday, March 4, 2023.  Representatives from the final four schools in each class were invited to attend with the winning school in each class announced at halftime of the 2A championship game. Okawville High School won their 5th Student Section and Spirit Showdown title in Class 1A/2A while Carl Sandburg won their 3rd banner in Class 3A/4A.  Both schools were presented with a banner by members of the Student Advisory Committee.  Finalists in Class 1A/2A also included Bunker Hill, Alton Marquette Catholic, and Vienna. John Hersey, Mother McAuley, and Prospect were the other finalists in Class 3A/4A.

Schools submitted a 90-second to 3-minute video highlighting their student sections, school traditions, sportsmanship, and service to their schools and communities.  The videos were judged by the Student Advisory Committee. See the winning videos below...


Class 1A/2A State Champion – Okawville 


Class 3A/4A State Champion – Carl Sandburg
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