Calling all Niagara Falls High School Students! Are you looking for some recognition for your skills and talents? GREAT NEWS: competition, prizes, and school pride are back with the first ever virtual MYAC Schoolacup! The Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) is thrilled to announce the 2021 Schoolacup will be open for entries from May 1 to 21 with voting taking place through to the end of May.
Students are invited to submit video entries in one of five categories:
- Performance Arts (singing, dancing, comedy, magic, etc.)
- Sports (sports highlights, trick shots, etc.)
- Visual Arts (paintings, drawings, sculptures, fashion, etc.)
- Baking/Cooking (showing off their culinary creations)
- Wild Card (any unique talents/expertise not outlined previously)
Prizes & School Pride
Each category winner will receive a $50 gift card from the local business of their choice. PLUS all entries will be entered in a random draw to win an additional $50 gift card from a local business. Eligible businesses are those listed on the City of Niagara Falls' free Support Local website.
MORE IMPORTANTLY every entry and every category win will contribute to your school’s chances of taking home the SCHOOLACUP TROPHY at the end of the competition. Wouldn’t the trophy look great displayed in your school’s trophy case?!
Not ready to enter as a contestant? There will be opportunities for all students to vote and to earn spirit points for their school!
Enter to be part of the fun
If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit for one of the Schoolacup categories, make sure to enter for a chance to win! To learn more about the competition, including how to submit your videos and votes, follow @MYACSchoolacup on Instagram. For full contest rules, visit the MYAC Schoolacup website.
"So much has changed this year in terms of the pandemic and how schools operate, so we planned this event in the hopes of bringing some friendly competition back to our local high schools. Westlane is definitely bringing home the trophy!" Riya Patel, MYAC Co-Chair (Westlane S.S.)
“With all of these restrictions, I believe it’s the perfect time to look forward to some good old-fashioned competition between the Niagara Falls high schools. I hope that youth from all aspects of student life can find a category that resonates with them, win some prizes, and bring the trophy home!” Parsa Razeghi, MYAC Just for Fun Sub-Committee Co-Chair, (A.N. Myer S.S.)
The Just for Fun sub-committee, responsible for organizing the Schoolacup, is one of four subcommittees that make up the Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee. MYAC is known for its involvement in highlighting youth empowerment, environmental preservation, giving back to the community, and providing social opportunities for students to connect in the spirit of fun. MYAC provides a voice for the youth of Niagara Falls, informs Council regarding important matters affecting high school students, and acts as a positive advocate for youth. To see what they're up to lately, follow @nfmyac on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For more information, contact:
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905-356-7521 X 3336