Southwest Michigan Spirit Tournament reaches final four

LANSING, Mich. — Only four schools remain in this year’s Southwest Michigan Spirit Tournament, Sen. Kim LaSatasaid on Friday.

The final four schools are Michigan Lutheran, St. Joseph, Watervliet, and Countryside Academy.

“Participation in this year’s Southwest Michigan Spirit Tournament has been great, and I appreciate how it has brought our communities together in this time of the coronavirus,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I wish the final four schools good luck as we approach the finale.”

The next round of voting begins Monday, March 22 at noon, and will continue through March 26 at, or both. The two winners from the semifinal round will advance to the championship and a winner will be announced April 5.

As a reminder, on Facebook, each matchup in each round features a graphic of the competing schools’ mascots. To vote, participants will “react” to the original posted graphic with a “Haha” to vote for one school or a “Wow” to vote for the other. Each graphic will indicate the required method to use for each school.

The second way to participate is on LaSata’s website, where a new poll will be posted each round, allowing participants to select their favorite school in each round’s matchups.

At the end of each round, the votes from Facebook and the website poll will be combined and winning schools will advance to the next round until a winner is determined.

Please contact LaSata’s office at 517-373-6960 or by email at [email protected] with any questions.