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Spirit Week: Freshmen vs. Seniors

The freshmen vs. seniors in a battle of tug-of-war during a Spirit Week buyout. (picture taken by Kamryn Mattison)

The freshmen vs. seniors in a battle of tug-of-war during a Spirit Week buyout. (picture taken by Kamryn Mattison)

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Brashier’s annual Spirit Week began with an amazing pep rally on Friday January 12 with all classes competing in the cheer-off for the spirit stick! As it is the last Spirit Week for the class of 2018, there are many seniors who are sad to say that it is the last time for them to participate in helping raise money for organizations across South Carolina. However, the freshmen have just begun and most are very excited to participate in Spirit Week for the next four years. Do seniors think they have advantages because they are seniors? How do the freshmen feel about their “disadvantages”?

“I am going to miss the mood during spirit week. Everyone is so happy during this time compared to any other week. I don’t plan to participate that much in Spirit Week because it costs a lot of money, but I will enjoy the vibe and be here during the week. My class has some of the most spirited people, and I love yelling, so I will definitely participate in the yelling at the pep rally. However, my class does have an advantage over the freshmen because, at the pep rallies, the seniors always win in the cheer-offs regardless of whether we are actually the loudest,” says senior Dylan McDonagh.

FIKE is the organization that Brashier is raising money for, and there are many students who plan to go all-out to support the cause. Some students are not interested in participating in Spirit Week, because it can cost a lot of money. However, all students, especially seniors, are going to try to make the most out of this Spirit Week!

“I might participate in Spirit Week a lot. There are some things that I would like to do, but some things I don’t want to do. I am going to buy some food, participate in Homecoming, and participate in some of the events. I am most excited for Homecoming, though,” says freshman Erykah Abercrombie.

Though it is said that the class of 2018 has a lot of school spirit, the freshmen believe that they have so much school spirit and even think that they have the potential to win the spirit stick.  There are many seniors who have done so much every year during Spirit Week and know that they have the greatest chances of winning, but the freshmen class is already in love with Spirit Week and their first year at Brashier makes them want to participate even more, especially in the years to come.

“I like the pajama day and all of the buyouts because they are really fun, but the best part of Spirit Week will definitely be the donating and all of the fun that comes out of it. I am going to participate as much as I can, but it can cost a lot of money. I have always loved Spirit week because it is a time to get out of the normal routine and have some fun. It is even better because my class has a lot of school spirit!” says freshman Emily Schwendemann.

Of course, every year there is speculation that the seniors always win because of the simple fact that they are seniors and it is their last Spirit Week. Some seniors even admit their advantages. Freshmen know that they have a disadvantage when it comes to winning the spirit stick, but they are still determined to do their best.

“We definitely have disadvantages during Spirit Week. We are loud, but the seniors get the spirit stick every time! Every single pep rally they give the spirit stick to the seniors! No one tells us, ‘bring your horns, bring your streamers, bring your fireworks,’” says Abercrombie.

For the people who are extremely excited to participate in Spirit Week, helping FIKE is the best part for them. Some people love helping children in need and don’t wait for Spirit Week to lend a hand. They love Spirit Week because it gives them more opportunities to help out! Many freshmen and seniors are very happy to help FIKE and cannot wait to participate.

“My favorite memory of Spirit Week would be sophomore year, when we beat the seniors in the cheer-off. I am really going to miss all of the competitiveness between the classes; I had a lot of fun with that, like the cheer-off and all of those things. I am also so excited for the new activities, like ‘Touch the Bus,’ that we are doing this year. I am very excited to be helping FIKE because I love helping kids who are less fortunate,” says senior Kaytie Williamson.

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