By Christy Ford ’15 and Jessica Whitney ’16 | Staff Writers
Determined to show off class pride, next year’s Spirit Week looks promising with brand new themes and motivated classes.
This year’s themes were Funky Freshmen, Sophomores of the Sahara, Cirque de Juniors, and Survival of the Seniors.
The upcoming Freshmen theme will be Fire and Ice Freshmen, Teddy Sweeney ’18 said. Some of the proposed theme ideas were Freshmen of Bellair, Fabulous Freshmen and Famous Freshmen.
“We felt that the theme was fun, new and had a lot of potential to it,” said Sweeney.
The Class of 2017 has decided upon becoming the Seaside Sophomores, Class President Anthony Kolesky ‘17 said. Consisting of beaches and lifeguards, they plan to try to extend the idea of summer a little longer into the school year.
Similar to the Freshman procedure, the sophomore student council took suggestions from their class and narrowed it down to Sub-Zero Sophomores, Scavenger Sophomores and Seaside Sophomores before ultimately deciding upon Seaside Sophomores, Kolesky said.
“I personally don’t like the theme,” Anna Mellos ‘17 said. “Why would we dress up as lifeguards if the theme is seaside? I wanted Scavenger Sophomores.”
Nevertheless, Kolesky said he thinks that the theme will work out well. The class council will begin preparations June 20 in order to schedule the float parties that will commence in August.
“Our goal for Spirit Week is to be creative and stretch the theme,” said Kolesky. “We were all confused this year, but we did the best we could. We never went to a Spirit Week before so we didn’t know what to expect from other grades, but next year we plan to participate a lot.”
Along with the sophomores, the Class of 2016 has high hopes for a great spirit week, Vice President Gabi de Coster said. The student council decided to choose Justice League Juniors as their theme. Originally, the class had decided upon an Under the Sea theme, but negative feedback prompted an emergency meeting and eventually a change in theme.
“Our theme encompasses all superheroes and was chosen because our council felt the theme would induce great amounts of spirit for both genders,” said de Coster. “We felt the majority of our class supported it and was excited for it. The positive feedback from the theme drove our decision.”
The Class of 2016 Student Council has been promoting its theme decision through social media and allowed the class’ input in the process through Facebook and Twitter, de Coster said.
Rising as the new leaders of the school, the Senior Class chose to be Sovereign Seniors which imcompasses a king and queen theme, Student Council Senator Natalie Sullivan ‘15 said.
“I think everyone in our grade will like the theme because it shows the accomplishments of becoming a senior and all its royalties,” said Sullivan.
The Class of 2015 has learned from this year’s seniors’ mistakes, Sullivan said. A group of students participated in hazing, which resulted in the Class of 2014 becoming disqualified from receiving the spirit jug during the Homecoming football game.
“The administration gets really mad if you’re mean to underclassmen,” said Sullivan. “We’re not promoting hazing, and we’re telling people not to.”
Other themes considered were Zeniors (a zombie theme), and Superhero Seniors, said Sullivan.
Spirit week next school year will held the week of October 6. On October 10, the game will be played against Utica High School, and the following day will be the Homecoming dance.