Spirit Week 2: The sequel has arrived

The year’s second Spirit Week is up and running after the traditional fall Spirit Week had to be cut short due to Hurricane Irma in September. As a result, annual Powderpuff football game had to be cancelled and administrators and Student Government members decided to replay the festivities and move Powderpuff to the day after Wildcat Challenge, the annual field day competition between juniors and seniors.

“I’m excited that we are getting another Spirit Week,” Eighth-grader Kiera M. said. “I’m most excited for Meme Day, where I can dress up as some of my favorite Vines. I’m happy that we’re is doing [it] this year because I don’t think it has been done before, but it has been done at other schools.”

Sophomore Emma Welman also expressed excitement for Spirit Week.

“I’m excited to see what people are going to dress up like for each day this week,” she said. “I don’t think I’m going to dress up as anything really crazy like some other people do. I enjoy seeing people take part in it though.”

Senior Ahjayney said she welcomes the run-up to Spring Break, which starts Monday.

“Personally, I like having two Spirit Weeks because it’s getting close to the end of the year, so it’s good to have that break feeling,” she said. “At the same time though, since it’s so late in the year you can tell the kids are a little more apathetic about it which is a bummer because I feel like to have a successful Spirit Week, you need a lot of participation from all students.”

Junior Jacob Kent will perform as a cheerleader for Powderpuff game.

“I’m excited for the game. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m excited to go out there and dance for the whole school and make a fool out of myself,” Kent said. “But, I think the seniors are going to win because they have more people. Also, I heard they have a couple of stunts, which is something our choreographers have left out of our dance.”

Friar said she feels confident regarding the game’s outcome.

“I don’t even think it’s a competition,” she said. “Seniors are definitely going to win without a doubt.”

The Powderpuff game will be held Thursday at 5 p.m., with tickets being sold for $3 during Power Hour this week and $5 at the gate.

By Alana Mayott and Alyssa Taylor

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