Spirit Breaks Loose Today
By Anna Duning (October 5, 2006)
“Yeea-Haw!” yelped vice principal, Tim Guy, and later, SCA president, Will Stewart, over the intercom Thursday morning, declaring the commencement of annual Spirit Week. While other high schools may scratch their heads at the idea of students dressing in various costumes over a five-day period to demonstrate spirit, Masonites are familiar with this longstanding and equally amusing tradition. Although this year’s sprit week is split by a three day weekend, the student body is no less enthusiastic about the class competitions which will be topped off by the Homecoming football game and dance at the end of next week.
The giant heads, decorated to correspond with the class theme, will be made out of laundry baskets, chicken wire and papier-mâché. The concept, proposed by Mr. Guy, is to race the heads around the track during halftime at the football game.
Tuesday of the following week, beginning after Columbus Day, will involve students in a kickball competition between the eighth, ninth and tenth graders on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday night at , the legendary junior-senior powder puff game will take place, this year with particularly high stakes as the junior and senior girls are ultra-competitive. Thursday night’s pep rally, to be MC’d by Graham Downey, will culminate the class-on-class competition with numerous events including pie-eating, a three-legged race, arm wrestling and tug-of-war. The spirit-week winners will also be announced at the pep rally.
Finally, Friday, October 13, will include
an all-school tailgate at before
the football game against
Be sure to check the “Spiritometer” throughout the week to follow the competition.
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