Spirit Week Wars
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Friday, January 20th 2017 was when Brashier’s Class of 2017 celebrated their last spirit week. The hallways were all decked out and looking good ready for the judging and the results that would be announced at the pep rally that day.The week started out good with seniors dressing as Hawaiians, Juniors as under the sea, sophomores as outer space, and freshmen as the walking dead to match their themed hallways. At the pep rally, it was announced that sophomores won the hallway competition followed by the juniors in a close second. The pep rally ended with an insanely close cheer off between the juniors and the seniors. The juniors ended up winning the pep rally leaving the juniors motivated to keep their winning title and the seniors motivated to redeem the title of first place.
The following week there was lots of class participation and smack talk between the grade levels. We were all striving for the same thing, winning the spirit stick. This year spirit week was very different then years past. The winning class was based on “points” as opposed to just having the cheer off, and instead of having a rival school, we had a rival classes. This upset many seniors because we were all so use to the way spirit week was in the past. so it was weird to transition. Plus, we have the smallest class in the school, so it would be very difficult for us to win the point system. Normally, spirit week brings the grade levels together to raise money for a good cause with a little friendly competition, but this year, we suffered separations amongst the classes. The week ended with one last pep rally at the end of fourth period on friday. Sadly, many seniors chose to not come because they had no classes, and we were expected to “lose”, but the complete opposite happened. In a strange turn of events, that morning several generous parents made donations that put seniors in the lead for points. We had about 30-40 seniors attend the pep rally putting us at a big disadvantage for the cheer off, but a shocking turn of events happened when the seniors got the freshmen to join us in the cheer off. Finally, spirit week felt like it had brought back it’s originally meaning: unity. Regardless of the odds, seniors won the cheer off and won the spirit stick.
Sadly, I don’t think that this was my best spirit week. The entire time felt like a war between all the grade levels. In the past years spirit week has always made me feel apart of a school where we are all together and united, but I did not get that feeling this year. This year it seems that most people forgot the real reason we have spirit week, which is to raise money for local organizations. I hope that next year the seniors find a way to unite the classes together and bring back the feeling of unity that was passed on to me from previous senior classes.