That’s the Spirit

Seniors make most of final Spirit Week at Spring-Ford.


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From left, seniors Sophia Books, Emma Grohe, and Anna Marchini dress up as Costco workers on Superhero/Rock Star/Celebrity Day during Spring-Ford’s Spirit Week.

By Aly Sadowniczak, Entertainment Editor


Only seniors experienced the true, full potential of Spirit Week.
“This week’s gonna be fire!” said senior Kayla Marshall. “It’s our last year; Go big or go home!”
Marshall is one of many who believe being a senior has elevated the excitement of Spirit Week more than previous years.
As Spring-Ford High School’s 2019 Spirit Week closed down and the thrill faded, the seniors reflected and said farewell to their last Spirit Week ever, as well as shared their advice and experience.
Many seniors had a certain feeling and an air of excitement that comes with anyone’s last hurrah. The most prominent being a sense of unity between their graduating class on Pep Rally day, when everyone in 12th grade wears white.
“We don’t often have things that bring us all together because of how large our class is,” senior Abby Peterman explained, “so having the whole class wear white for the Pep Rally is a nice change.”
This unity could also be found in Dress Alike Day. Having a big group was an idea seniors loved doing, because they could see people all day wearing the same costume as they walked around. However, this requires a lot of planning beforehand.
Along with unity between peers came a feeling of nostalgia. It wasn’t until after the Pep Rally that Marshall realized “something that is traditional to me is over.”
Fellow senior Iqra Imran experienced a similar feeling,
“Honestly, I’ve never really understood why people were so obsessed with the Pep Rally, but, after experiencing my senior-year one, I absolutely understand and will surely miss it!”
Seniors shared advice for underclassmen on how to make the most of Spirit Week.
“Don’t be lame, get those creative juices going,” Marshall said, bluntly.
The amount of detail and effort could make or break an outfit. For Imran, the incredible detail she put into her Queen of Hearts costume during junior year garnered a lot of attention from people who thought it was store-bought.
Peterman, who has now had four years of Spirit Week experience, assured students that although “you might think you look silly: You won’t, nobody’s looking at you.”
Peterman also looked back on one of her regrets, one that even her parents could relate to: her lack of Spirit Week pictures. “It’s the kind of thing you want to remember, they are the biggest weeks of high school.”
Overall, seniors felt that planning and creativity were the most important aspects to creating great costumes and outfits that you’ll look forward to wearing, but that just having fun is the key to a fantastic and memorable Spirit Week.