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Spirit Week 2023 Recap

Students on Tropical Tuesday

Monday, April 10 marked the start of this year’s Spirit Week. The week started off strong with a game of Color Wars. The freshman wore red, the sophomores wore purple, the juniors wore green, and the seniors wore blue. One junior said they “loved seeing everyone in my grade wearing the same colors. It felt like we were a part of a community and it was very unifying.”

Next was Tropical Tuesday. Students wore big sunglasses, sunhats, and other beach-themed items. 

Wednesday was Pajama Day which had the most participation of the week. Maliha Thomas ‘26 said it was her favorite because “it was the most comfortable day.” 

Thursday was Upper School spirit day. Students wore red and white or Friends merch to show school pride. Areas around campus were also decorated with the school colors. 

Finally, students dressed up for Formal Friday. Maisie Flippin ‘24 said Formal Friday was her favorite theme of the week “because it is fun to have an occasion to dress nice.” Walker Fenrich ‘25 agreed, saying, “My favorite was formal because I felt like there were many different outfit options and potential for funny outfits but also simple.” The majority of students responded that this day was their favorite. 

Friday also included Spirit Week games during assembly period. There was a lip syncing battle, a cotton ball scooping game, and paper airplanes. Abby Tusk ‘24 would like to give the following statement on her performance in the cotton ball competition: “I went in overconfident and was quickly humbled, but it was actually a really hard game.” 

In my personal (and completely unbiased) opinion, the juniors deserved the win for best participation, but all the grades showed amazing school spirit.

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Elinor Hershkowitz, Editor-In-Chief
Elinor is in 12th grade and is serving as Editor-In-Chief. Her favorite news sources are the New York Times and National Geographic. In her free time, she loves writing, making art, and playing piano and guitar.

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