This year’s Spirit Week featured some of the most active classes ever. Whether it was Movie Day, Decade Day, Twin Day, or Spirit Day, students and teachers alike could be seen all over the halls of the high school in creative and spirit-filled costumes.
On Color Day and Hornet Spirit day, nearly everyone, regardless of grade, showed spirit by donning specific colors as well as the traditional green and white.
The last day of Spirit Week, which was topped off with the fall sports pep rally, truly showed how the school has transformed with regard to school spirit. The gymnasium boomed with cheers, applause, and even laughter during the school’s inaugural quidditch match.
At this point in the fall season, the teams that walked down to the center of the gym were met with thunderous encouragement from high schoolers and middle schoolers alike.
As the season continued, so did the explosion of school spirit. Achievements of all of the fall teams, clubs, and individual students fueled this wave of Manchester-Essex Pride.
Golf, boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ cross country, and field hockey all moved on to achieve post-season success. Especially in the case of the boys’ soccer team, MERSD students, parents, and faculty supported the Hornets with vigor.
Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even the infamous Yik Yak, buzzed with encouraging and congratulatory updates that both filled athletes and students with pride and also fostered more excitement throughout Manchester-Essex.
The atmosphere of school spirit has brought positivity and unity to the entire school. School spirit and Hornet pride has given students, and even the local community as a whole, an avenue to become more involved and enthusiastic about Manchester-Essex.