The PTO sponsors the sale of spirit wear to foster school spirit between our students, parents, faculty and staff to enhance the overall Ben-Hem experience. Wearing Spirit Wear helps to bring visibility to Ben-Hem in our community, and is fun to wear for spirit-building events throughout the year.

Traditionally, Spirit Wear has not been used as a fundraiser at Ben-Hem. Prices are set as close to the cost to make it easier for members of our community to purchase. Spirit Wear sales begin in October.

Each year, Ben-Hem students are asked to submit design ideas for the Spirit Shirt. The winning shirt design will be printed on different shirt colors and offered as an "exclusive" during this year's Spirit Wear sale. 

2018-2019 Spirit Shirt Design Contest

Ben-Hem students can submit their design ideas for consideration as the next Spirit Shirt. 
This year's contest submission deadline is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018.


1. Get Creative: 
- Draw your design on an 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper. 
- Your design must somehow feature our school mascot - Benny the Bobcat. 
- Make sure to color your drawing to impress the judges.
Entries will be judged based on the best SHIRT design idea, not drawing ability.

2. Submit Your Design by October 12th: 
- On the back of your design, write your Name (first and last), Grade, and Teacher's Name. 
- Then, put your design in an envelope marked "PTO - Spirit Shirt Design" and give it to your teacher. 

3. And the Winner Is: 
- Design ideas will be voted on by the PTO Board on October 16th.
- The winner will be announced via Facebook and the Bobcat Bulletin. 
- The winner's idea will be used to create the Spirit Shirt design which will be available for sale with other Spirit Wear offerings. 

The contest winner will receive a FREE Spirit Shirt.

Sonia Chiu,
Oct 1, 2018, 7:41 AM