If a student were to walk into school wearing a dress shirt and athletic shorts they would attract some attention on an average day. However, during Spirit Week, it isn’t that strange to see someone wearing the most absurd costume or outfits. It’s part of the competition. It’s how the students show their spirit.
Spirit Week is one week designated and planned by Student Congress during which students complete a number of tasks, there is the hallway decorating, dressing up each day, and the pep rally. Each day of Spirit Week allows students to show their colonel pride.
“I’d have to say my favorite day was fictional character day because it gives everyone a chance to be creative and it’s always fun to see what people come up with,” Junior Corinne Diaz said. Fictional Character Day happened to be one of five exciting dress up days. The days this year were Manic Monday, when students dressed like they were having a bad day, Fictional Character Day, Way Back Wednesday, when students dressed from their favorite decade; Colonel Pride Day and Class Color Day.
“I think that Spirit Week should have more incentives to dress up. Last year, my homeroom had a breakfast at the end of Spirit Week. Every day we dressed up we earned an item for our breakfast. It really made everyone dress up and show their spirit,” sophomore Kyle Krupansky said.
“Spirit Week was crazy. It was hard because I was trying to motivate my classmates and get the message across that everyone needed to participate to move up in the rankings,” Freshmen class President Olivia Strelevitz also spoke of motivation for students to dress up. While some students might feel uncomfortable dressing up in ridiculous outfits for school there are other things they can participate in. The pep rally, for example, is Senior Kevin Hutchins’ favorite part of Spirit Week.
“The pep rally is always the best part of Spirit Week because there’s so much spirit and competition going on,” Hutchins said. “Plus, everyone grows so much closer to their grade, by senior year there’s a bond, you can tell the seniors go all out.”
The pep rally is an assembly for all four grades. The grades compete in a series of games to try and win more Spirit Week points. This competition amongst the grades is what pulls them all together, but at the end of the day there is always a winner. The proud winners of the 2015 Spirit Week are the seniors.
Savannah Houdeshell, Staff Writer
Freshman Savannah Houdeshell is a staff writer for the 2015-2016 Colonel. She participates in Operation Smile and is on the soccer team.