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A summary of WHS Spirit Week

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Join Staff Reporter Melina Barris as she previews Wayland High School’s upcoming annual spirit week.

At Wayland High School, the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day are filled with activities, competitions and spirit. For years, the Student Council has organized a three-day event called “Spirit Week, ” which is meant to unify the school across grades. With the recent end of the quarter, some students can feel stressed because of final grades, homework and tests. Spirit week is meant to provide a relaxing break to prepare students for the Thanksgiving break ahead. Each day of Spirit Week has one specific and unique event for all grades to participate in.

On Monday, Nov. 20, “Color Blast” will start Spirit Week off. Some students from every grade bring ribbons, posters and other decorations that correspond with their grade’s “color” to decorate the halls. Each grade is assigned a wing. The freshmen will decorate the math wing with the color green. Sophomores will decorate the language wing with the color blue. The juniors will decorate the history wing with the color red, and lastly, the seniors decorate the English wing with Wayland’s colors, orange and black.

“The first day of psychs is country vs. country club,” WHS Student Council Vice President Giovanni Sebastianelli said. “The seniors and sophomores will dress up for the country club psych and the juniors and freshmen dress for the country psych. During Color Blast on Monday night, [each grade level] can win points, which go towards the ultimate winner at Spirit Week.

Tuesday’s psych is pajamas, and the main event is a spike ball tournament, which will occur after school at the Field House at 7:30 p.m.. Students can sign up during all three lunches on the days leading up to the event. The entry fee is $5.

“We chose pajama day for the psych because we think it is a much easier one to dress up for, and everyone can do it,” Sebastianelli said. “Tuesday is the spike ball tournament, where you find a partner.”

Wednesday is the last day of spirit week, and is focused on advisory activities. There are a variety of activities including trivia, Coke and Pepsi, pictionary and “Guess That Song.”

“Trivia and pictionary are two games that are played by [the advisories],” Sebastianelli said. “When competing against another advisory, the winning team earns points for their entire grade. For Coke and Pepsi, each grade competes on their own, and then the final two groups that win will move on to the finals, which happens during the pep rally. For “guess that song,” each time someone gets one song right, they earn one point.”

At the end of the day, all students will meet in the Field House for the final event, which is the pep rally. The cheer team will give a small performance and there will also be a relay race and a game of tug-of-war.

“I am really looking forward to Spirit Week this year,” Sebastianelli said. “It is going to be one of the best ones yet.”

The Student’s Take On Spirit Week by Melina Barris

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Melina Barris
Melina Barris, Staff Reporter
Melina Barris, Class of 2025, is a first year reporter for WSPN. She plays for the high school's field hockey team. Outside of school and sports, Melina enjoys seeing friends, traveling and drawing. Contact: [email protected]
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