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Spirit Week 2016!

by Corryn Mathis

This year’s spirit week was a huge success! Clarkstown North got into the spirit, from dressing like tourists in Hawaii, to showing off their school spirit by wearing purple and gold. For most students, spirit week is their favorite week because they can dress crazy and have fun picking out outfits correlating with the themes.

Students seemed to go all out on the last two days, dressing up for class color wars on Thursday and showing off their purple and gold on Friday.  It was a nice way to end the week considering, spirit week didn’t start out on the strongest note with Hawaiian and college day. On Monday and Tuesday, students had a conflict between whether to dress for picture day or spirit week, so that impacted the number of students who participated in Hawaiian/ Tacky Tourist day and College day. However picture day didn’t stop some students; those who are very dedicated to spirit week still dressed funky, not caring how ridiculous they might look in their picture.

This year, students were able to vote on which themes they wanted for spirit week and the most voted themes were chosen for the week. The winning themes were tacky tourist/Hawaiian Day, College day, and USA vs. Camo day. The majority of the upperclassmen dressed in red, white, and blue on Wednesday, but the lowerclassmen weren’t as spirited for camo day.  I took a poll consisting of  25 students to see which theme was the most favored among the student body and color wars won, overwhelmingly, with 13 votes.  Second place went to USA vs Camo day, followed by School Spirit day. Tacky Tourist/Hawaiian and college day tied for last, which I found surprising because those themes were chosen by the student body. However, class color wars is a classic; students get the opportunity to represent their class and claim the title of being the most spirited class. Students seemed to enjoy, spirit week this year, making it a huge hit.