America's School Spirit Challenge has ended, and congratulations go out to the winners!
Fans of Lily the Bear and the North American Bear rallied behind Ely Esy of Ely, Minnesota, and lifted them to the number one spot, winning them $20,000.
West Hollywood Elementary School of West Hollywood, California rallied at the end, and won a solid second place.
The third place was won by From the Heart Christian School of Temple Hills, Maryland.
And we were so impressed by the work put in by MS 260 Clinton School Writers & Artists of New York, New York that we're going to give them a special donation. Way to go!
The Challenge's weekly winners are below, and each of them won $500:
Incarnation Elementary School, Palos Heights, IL
Pickerington Elementary School, Pickerington, OH
Marshdale Elementary School, Evergreen, CO
Shalsheles Bais Yaakov School, Brooklyn, NY
Lakeview Elementary School, Denville, NJ
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, La Crescenta, CA
Sands Montessori Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH
Brighten Academy, Douglasville, GA
A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated. It's our hope that the contest helped strengthen the ties between communities and their schools.