Have you achieved a high school varsity letter? Congratulations! Or maybe you’re still vying for one? Do you know someone who has made their varsity team and ended the season on a high note by earning a varsity letter?
Varsity Letter Sports
There are a whole range of varsity letter sports out there. Among the many choices are:
- Golf at Park City High School in Utah
- Nordic ski team and badminton at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota (near Minneapolis)
- Rugby at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut
- Oregon Ducks’ women’s tennis team at the University of Oregon
- Central Dutch volleyball at Central College in Iowa
- Men’s and Women’s Polo at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
The main thing is, receiving a varsity letter is a big deal. It represents commitment, achievement, hard work and athletic ability
. Receiving a varsity letter is an honor, and most schools host banquets attended by fellow athletes, coaches and parents to acknowledge these students and award their varsity letters.
Athletes have to work hard to develop their performance levels, however attaining a varsity letter isn’t necessarily all about athletic abilities
. High schools and colleges have various rules attached to receiving a varsity letter.
In order for Canton Chiefs
athletes on the Canton High School swim team
(located in Plymouth, Michigan) to earn a varsity letter, they “must earn a minimum of 21 credits and be a member in good standing with the team (meet and practice attendance and set up requirements).”
The Varsity Letter Requirements for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (located in New Jersey) Raiders Spring Track & Field
say that to earn a varsity letter, athletes must satisfy at least one of five requirements – basically sports ability-related. This includes (and with more detail on the site):
Lafayette High School
- Earning a minimum of 10 points in varsity-level competition
- Winning a medal in a varsity event
- Placing in the top six to make the finals in a varsity event
- Performing at least as well as the marks given for an event
- Having the top performance on the team
in Williamsburg, Virginia, has a set of rules in achieving a varsity letter besides athletic ability. Their requirements include participating in a community service project, attending the banquet, displaying sportsmanship, and returning all athletic equipment to the school.
Once you receive your letter, what should you do with it?
After all of your hard work, it’s time to think about what you should do with your varsity letter. Leave it on your desk to collect dust? Add it to your scrapbook? Put it on a jacket or sweater? Why not frame it?
Framing your varsity letter allows you to preserve it, and to show off your achievement!
The other options don’t let you do both. If you receive new letter pins for different sports or seasons, you should display those as well. Each time you get a new pin, just remove the varsity letter from the frame, place your pins where you’d like, and then put your frame back up on display.
Custom Varsity Letter Frames
Our Varsity Letter Frames feature deep shadowbox mouldings to accommodate your letter and pins
, and can be customized
with several options. You get to choose your preferred frame moulding, the mats of your school colors, the embossed insignia (example: sports, mascots, interests), and can even add a personalized engraved plate.
Visit our Varsity Letter Frames page
to search for your high school. If you do not see your school listed, let us know by emailing VLF@DiplomaFrame.com
or you may customize
Church Hill Classics is proud of high school and college athletes, and we’d love for you to show off your accomplishments. Visit our Athlete Spotlight Facebook Page
and Athlete Spotlight Twitter Page
and send us a picture with your varsity letter framed.
Show off your achievement! It is definitely a great motivator. Who knows…your next step might be the Olympics!
Athletes can win a $500 Scholarship!
Currently, Church Hill Classics
is hosting a Sports Photo Scholarship Contest
available to all high school and college varsity athletes that are attending college as a full-time student for the 2012-2013 academic year.
There will be 12 winners that will earn a custom varsity letter frame
. The grand prize winner will not only earn the custom varsity letter frame, but they win a $500 scholarship
. To enter their contest, submit a photo of either yourself or a photo you took that truly displays the ‘true celebration of a sport’.
HURRY - the deadline for this contest is July 9th, 2012. Interested? Apply to the Sports Photo Scholarship Contest 2012 today
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