Many students look forward to Spirit Week, because it gives them the opportunity to dress in ridiculous outfits and compete as a class, according to senior Student Council president Dana Filias.
Student Council secretary senior Audrey Davis was a member of the Spirit Week committee, which helped organize Spirit Week by deciding what each day would be, making flyers and organizing the pep rally.
“I think most of the students enjoy it, I mean we do have a lot of participation and it seems to be a lot of fun. I see a lot of kids dressed up and I really like it too. It’s funny to watch kids make fools of themselves, but it’s fun and that’s why we do it,” she said.
Tuesday was Twin Day, where students chose a fellow classmate to dress exactly the same as them.
Wednesday was Decades Day; seniors had ‘80s, juniors had ‘90s, sophomores had ‘70s and freshmen had ‘60s.
On Thursday, Music Genre Day, seniors dressed as hip-hop artists; juniors dressed as country singers; sophomores dressed as rock stars; and freshmen dressed as reggae singers.
On Friday, Spirit Day, the whole school came decked out in Manchester Essex apparel.
Opinions differ between students about which day is the favorite, but according to Davis many seniors preferred Decades Day.
“I think one day like ¾ of the senior class participated; I think that was ‘80s day. It was really fun to dress in all neon. A lot of kids wore roller blades, which weren’t really allowed but they did it anyway,”
Junior Lizzi White, however, preferred Twin Day, as did juniors Charlie Hoff and Seth Cohen.
“Everyone always likes something different, but I think Twin Day is a crowd favorite because it’s pretty easy to do, and almost everyone dresses up that day, which makes it fun,” Filias said.
Sophomore Emily Moore liked Spirit Day the best. “It was cool to see everyone’s spirit for the school and how many people participate in sports,” she said.
Filias thought Spirit Week was a success overall. “I think it went well, but I would have loved to see more participation from underclassmen!” she said.
“I give a big shout out to Ms. Deluca for being in charge of Student Council!” Davis said.