Spirit Week mixes tradition with changes


Melissa Saunderson

Senior T.J. Tolle balances a n Oreo on his face during a Spirit Week game Wednesday during Power Hour.

Spirit Week will be a day shorter but just as eventful based on the theme days recently announced by the Student Government Association. Because of a teacher inservice day Monday will be a student holiday, so the festivities will begin Time Travel Tuesday for which students are encouraged to dress in the attire of any decade, past, present or future.

You could just catch of glimpse of Chris Evans or Jennifer Lawrence hanging out in the school commons area during Widescreen Wednesday as students will strive to imitate their favorite movie or television stars and characters.

Thursday will mark the traditional Class Colors Day. Seventh-graders will be encouraged to wear green, eighth-graders to wear orange, freshmen to wear yellow and sophomores to wear red.  And in a prelude to Thursday night’s Powderpuff game,  juniors will show their spirit with light blue and light pink ensembles, while seniors will counter with dark blue and dark pink outfits.

The Powderpuff football game will kick off Thursday at 5 p.m. on the soccer field.  And in a departure from tradition, the Homecoming court winners will be announced at halftime as opposed to being announced at a pep rally earlier in the day.

The week will culminate with Spirit Day during which all members of the Wildcat Nation should come to school dressed “as West Shore as possible.”

Competitions — including the mummy game (where participants wrap toilet paper around their partners), the Oreo game (where participants have to eat an Oreo from their foreheads without using your hands or dropping it), a water balloon toss and the tissue box game (where participants shake ping pong balls out of a tissue box that is strapped to their waist) —  have been scheduled during Power Hour throughout the week. They will be led by upper-class SGA members and prizes will be awarded.

Roar staff report