Words: Sarah Paz
Photos: Adithi Soogoor
Centennial celebrated the last week before winter break with a Winter Spirit Week. Due to inclement weather, the themes of each Spirit Day overlapped. On Tuesday, some Centennial students showed up to school as if they just rolled out of bed on Pajama Day. Nostalgic for the calm, warm days of summer, other students participated in Tuesday’s theme of Season Switch. On Wednesday, students wore all white on Winter Wonderland Day. On Thursday, students wore flannels. Concluding the week, students wore their ugliest holiday-themed sweaters on Ugly Sweater Day.
The Yearbook team ran and chose the themes for this Spirit Week instead of the student government. Yearbook member Kristin Parisi believes that it was time for the yearbook to step up.
“After [we] heard that SGA didn’t come up with the winter spirit days, Mrs. Lavender talked to the editors about trying to increase school spirit and make our own spirit week,” she said.
The yearbook team wanted “to keep the traditional spirit days like ugly sweater and pj [day] because those are classics and then mix in some other new ones… We wanted to try to do days that were easy but fun, to try to get more people involved,” said Parisi.
She believes that the week was successful in increasing school spirit. “We were originally scared because knowing this spirit week doesn’t have a lot of participation it wouldn’t go well… [However], flannel day seemed like a hit because everywhere I went I saw teachers and kids in their flannel.”
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