“Q & A”: Spirit Week

This year’s fall spirit week is coming up shortly, and many are enthused about the upcoming events. Through October 13 to October 17 the festivities will occur. Every day is a different “spirit day”. Students are encouraged to dress up in certain outfits or in a certain color every day. Monday is costume day, Tuesday is twin day, Wednesday is nerd day, Thursday is Class Colors day and Friday is School colors day. Friday night, homecoming night, is the home football game versus East Wake High School. This is also when the homecoming nominees and winners will be elected. We asked several of West Johnston’s most “spirited” students their thoughts on next week.

 

Hannah Sermersheim

 

  • Why do you enjoy spirit week? Do you always participate?

 

“I live for it, it’s what public school kids live for.”

 

  • Name some things that could be done to make spirit week better? What would you advise?

 

“Spirit week would be perfect if we got 100% participation from everyone.”

 

  • What is your favorite part of spirit week?

 

“My favorite part about spirit week is the pep rally because even ids that don’t go to the games get a chance to participate, and it showcases the school’s unity.”

 

  • What are your thoughts on this year’s dance? Although it’s been postponed, do you still think it’s a good idea?

 

“The homecoming dance was a great idea, because it’s the first one West Johnston was going to have in a really long time. The idea of a homecoming dance was a really good idea.”

 

  • What can those “debbie downers” do to achieve more school spirit?

 

“It’s fun if you give it a try. Don’t be pessimistic. Give it a try, it’s fun!”

Justin Lumpkin

 

  • Do you enjoy spirit week? Do you always participate?

 

“Yes, I always participate. Spirit week’s always fun, it’s the one time when I can actually dress funny and not be criticized for it.”

 

  • Name some things that could be done to make spirit week better? What would you advise?

 

“I would add some variety to the week, instead of the same thing every time.”

 

  • What is your favorite part of spirit week?

 

“Costume day is my favorite. Definitely costume day.”

 

  • What are your thoughts on this year’s dance? Although it’s been postponed, do you still think it’s a good idea?

 

“I’ve never actually been to the dance, but I still think it;’s a good idea. It’s a tradition, and everyone has a homecoming dance.”

 

  • What can those “debbie downers” do to achieve more school spirit?

 

“They can not be so angry all the time. If you don’t want to do it, then just do it. No one has to, but if you care about your school, you should.”

 

 

Barrett Wall

 

  • Why do you enjoy spirit week? Do you always participate?

 

“I like spirit week the most because it shows who all cares about their school. It’s a time to have a lot of fun.”

 

  • Name some things that could be done to make spirit week better? What would you advise?

 

“I would take away twin day and add a pink out, or “American Monday”, because it’s October.”

 

  • What is your favorite part of spirit week?

 

“I love costume day, hands down.”

 

  • What are your thoughts on this year’s dance? Although it’s been postponed, do you still think it’s a good idea?

 

“I think it is a good idea, because most schools go all out for it. Because I’m a senior, I was really looking forward to it, and I’m hoping they reschedule it.”

 

  • What can those “debbie downers” do to achieve more school spirit?

 

“You’re only in high school once, so why not show appreciation while you’re there.”

 

 

Gabe Earley

 

  • Do you enjoy spirit week? Do you always participate?

 

“I participate when I can. Most people think they’re “too cool” to participate, but representing your school shows other schools how enjoyable and untied your school’s is.”

 

  • Name some things that could be done to make spirit week better? What would you advise?

 

“I would ask students what they would want to do.”

 

  • What is your favorite part of spirit week?

 

“I like dressing up everyday, especially costume day. Seeing everyone else’s personality on costume day is really cool.”

 

  • What are your thoughts on this year’s dance? Although it’s been postponed, do you still think it’s a good idea?

 

“I do think it’s a good idea. I think it should still be called homecoming because we haven’t had one in two years. It gives seniors opportunity to have one since they haven’t since freshman year, and it would mean more now.”

 

  • What can those “debbie downers” do to achieve more school spirit?

 

“I would ask what they would want to do. I think asking them would make them want to participate more because it’s their decision and not someone else’s.”

Jordan Dean

 

  • Why do you enjoy spirit week? Do you always participate?

 

“I enjoy spirit week because it’s a lot of fun to dress up and  show your personality. Yes, I always try to participate when I can.

 

  • Name some things that could be done to make spirit week better? What would you advise?

 

I think it’s a good idea that they changed the days. Having the same five days every year gets old. It’s more fun for the students when they mix it up.

 

  • What is your favorite part of spirit week?

 

“The pep rally is my favorite part because it’s fun to see everyone together supporting our team.”

 

  • What are your thoughts on this year’s dance? Although it’s been postponed, do you still think it’s a good idea?

 

“I think it’s a really good idea, i actually planned on going. I was surprised when I heard about the homecoming dance. I think it’s a really good idea and I hope everyone comes out when they reschedule it.”

 

  • What can those “debbie downers” do to achieve more school spirit?

 

“People need to realize that the whole purpose of spirit week is to have fun, be yourself and support the team. Everyone else is involved, so why not participate as well!”

 

Homecoming week is full of enthusiasm, creativity, and team spirit. Everyone chooses to dress up differently, which creates a very diverse body of students. What is more thrilling? The gradual build up of excitement as students get to dress up each week, or the adrenaline rush of Friday night’s homecoming game? With so many things to do, the entire week may seem a bit overwhelming. No one has to participate, but everyone should. Even if you aren’t a “spirited” person, there is something in spirit week for everyone.