Homecoming and Spirit Week

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Homecoming and Spirit Week

Spirit week activities 2015

Spirit week activities 2015

Spirit week activities 2015

Spirit week activities 2015

Kate Farmer

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In what window of time can you be an explorer, walking glow-stick, American flag, and superhero over the course of a few days? The answer is, of course, Maggie Walker’s spirit week, beginning on Monday, October 17 and culminating in the Homecoming dance Saturday, October 22. This year, the Spirit Week themes are Safari, Rave/Wacky Tacky, Patriotism, Comic-Con, and then of course Class Colors. These themes were deliberated by the SCA and finalized by Co-Presidents Mairead Guy and Kiersen Mather. Every year, the co-presidents think up new themes for Spirit that year.

 

“Our big goal this year was to try and do new things that we hadn’t done in years past.” says Guy (‘17). “We tried to play off of classic themes, thus rave/whacky tacky and Comic-Con instead of ‘superhero’ or ‘fictional character’. Hopefully people enjoy trying something new, because we want this to be the best spirit week yet!”

 

As for the choosing process, it wasn’t just the co-presidents who had a say. “We took suggestions from classmates, compiled a list, and then presented them to the first period SCA representatives.”, says Mather (‘17). “ We wanted to do new ones this year so we made sure to suggest to representatives that we only do one repeat. They chose Patriotism/America day.”

 

Of freshman and juniors polled, the favorite themes selected were Comic-Con and Patriotism, with Safari Day voted least favorite. When asked about some of their past favorites, Decades Day and Pajama Day were the most popular. As for past themes that should be left to die, Inside-Out Day was a clear winner. Overall, the majority of students polled said the themes were at least average, if not great. “It’s okay,” commented an anonymous junior. “I mean not super original. But okay”.

 

As for Homecoming, junior class officers Caitlyn Beaver and Ashley Nelson have some exciting new plans. “This homecoming is going to be Red Carpet themed,” says Beaver (‘18). “We plan on decorating for a classy atmosphere with unique and fun picture opportunities. We want this dance to memorable for everyone!”

 

“I’m really looking forward to my first homecoming, it sounds like a ton of fun!”, exclaims Paige Handy (‘20).  “I was lucky enough to get asked this year and it was so cute. He made a sign and gave me a flower and it’s just one of those moments where you feel like a princess.”
According to upperclassmen,  past Homecomings have been a success as well. “I can’t wait to do it again!” comments Sylvia Sims (‘19). “For me, singing and dancing with my friends at homecoming was some of the most fun I had last year.”

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