Bay District Superintendent, Bill Husfelt, has received national recognition at an awards ceremony on Saturday. Superintendent Husfelt has been named superintendent of the year at the Varsity Brand, school spirit awards. He was one of 5 finalists that Varsity Brand chose. All finalists were nominated from all over the country. Saturday night, he was announced as the overall winner in the superintendent category. Like many in Bay County, this was a very different year for Superintendent Husfelt. With schools destroyed by Hurricane Michael, Husfelt and his staff initiated split schedules to return the kids to school as soon as possible and regain a sense of normalcy. “I was extremely honored to accept this award on behalf of Bay District Schools. We’ve always been a district with a strong tradition of school spirit and school pride but there’s no doubt that those sentiments really became evident after the devastation of Hurricane Michael. Our students, parents, teachers, administrators and support staff did everything they could to bring our school system back online as quickly as possible and that’s a testament to their determination and the “normalcy” that school brings to a community. To be able to gather together, like we did, at a community football game so soon after the storm was a wonderful experience and clearly it caught the attention of a lot of people. That school spirit, which is really our community spirit, says so much about who we are and who we continue to be as we rebuild #850Strong,” said Superintendent Husfelt. His dedication to Bay District schools goes way beyond the classroom. Congratulations, to Superintendent Husfelt on this national honor.