Wells Fargo Cup The Wells Fargo Cup represents the best Virginia high schools have to offer in athletic and academic activities. First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup represents excellence. Cups are presented, one for academic activities and one for athletics in each of the VHSL's six enrollment classifications.
The Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VSHL state-level competition in 27 sports and 12 academic activities - the state champions' state champion.
Winners of the Wells Fargo Cup are determined by a point system based on performance in VHSL state competitions. Points are awarded for all sanctioned sports, plus sportsmanship, and schools can earn academic activity points for outstanding participation in scholastic bowl, creative writing, theatre, forensics, debate, film festival, broadcast, newspaper, yearbook and magazine.