Los Alamos Girls Athletic Program in Running for USA TODAY High School Sports Contest

LAHS News:

The USA TODAY High School Sports is hosting a contest of which the Los Alamos Girls Athletic Program is in the running. 

To vote for the Los Alamos Girls Athletic Program, click here.

Helpful tip when voting:

Step 1: You will see a map of the United States and you have to click on the state of New Mexico
Step 2: The website will take you to another screen then find LAHS to vote (the system will make you type in a verification code)

USA TODAY High School Sports launched a new contest Thursday to determine which high school boasts the best girls sports – the overall strength of all the individual girls programs was the criteria for inclusion in the contest. The contest begins with 255 schools, five in every state plus Washington, D.C.

Voting on the state round opened Thursday and ends at noon ET May 9. The state winners and two wildcards advance to a regional round from May 12-20. The regional winners and again two wildcards move onto the national round from May 21-30. A champion will be crowned when voting concludes at 2 p.m. ET May 30.

More than 2,000 different schools have been involved in at least one of the America’s Best contests, with past champions hailing from Missouri, Vermont, Illinois (twice), Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas.

The America’s Best contest series launched in November 2012. Previous national champions have been:

2012 rivalry: Brookfield vs. Marceline in Missouri
2012 people’s champion: Hartford (Vt.)
2013 mascot: Centralia (Ill.) Orphans
2013 football coach: Philip Haywood of Belfry (Ky.)
2013 rivalry: Bunn vs. Louisburg in North Carolina
2014 boys basketball coach: Shane Cowherd of Edmond (Okla.) Memorial
2014 girls basketball coach: Jesse Nelson of Olpe (Kan.)
2014 mascot: Centralia (Ill.) Orphans


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