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WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- Earlier this month we asked local high schoolers if their school has what it takes to be named Most Spirited in the D.C. area, and we got answers!

We received 13 nominations from local students who each believe their school deserves the accolade. Vote now to support your choice and help the school win $500!

There are three ways to vote.

1): Vote online in the poll below.

2). Text the codes listed below in bold to "25543" to vote from your phone.

-Text centreville for Centreville (Clifton, Va.)
-Text lee for Robert E. Lee (Springfield, Va.)
-Text fallschurch for Falls Church (Falls Church, Va.)
-Text hayfield for Hayfield (Alexandria, Va.)
-Text westpotomac for West Potomac (Alexandria, Va.)
-Text lakebraddock for Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.)
-Text tc for TC Williams (Alexandria, Va.)
-Text blair for Montgomery Blair (Silver Spring, Md.)
-Text riverhill River Hill (Clarksville, Md.)
-Text magruder for Magruder (Rockville, Md.)
-Text hammond for Hammond (Columbia, Md.)
-Text westlake for Westlake (Waldorf, Md.)
-Text damascus for Damascus (Damascus, Md.)

*Standard messaging and data rates apply

3). Vote on Twitter by tagging @USATODAYhssDC and turning the text code listed above into a hashtag.

For example:

-To vote for Centreville, Tweet: "Hey @USATODAYhssDC! I'm voting for #centreville."

-To vote for Magruder, Tweet: "Hey @USATODAYhssDC! I'm voting for #magruder."

And so on.

The school with the most total votes by 11:59 p.m. on August 24 will receive a check for $500 and be named the Most Spirited High School in the D.C. area.

Please contact our producer, Allison Frick at africk@wusa9.com, with any questions or to report technical difficulties. Thank you for voting and good luck!

Follow this link for official contest rules: http://bit.ly/1lnKeai.

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