Freshmen, juniors win first day of delayed Spirit Week

Assistant News Editor

As of Monday, the classes of 2014 and 2016 each have a total of 20 points in this year’s Fall Spirit Week, according to the Student Government Association (SGA). Both classes reported 100% participation in Class Color Day.

Participating in their first spirit week, the freshmen class sported purple for Class Color Day.

The class of 2015 is close behind with a total of 10 points thanks to a 98% rate of participation, followed by the class of 2013, who achieved 5 points with a 90% participation rate.

Class Color Day required each class to wear its designated color; purple, teal, black and blue for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes, respectively.

Students such as junior Kaitlyn Decker of Wall regarded the event positively.

“I love seeing everyone with their school spirit and all the different colors,” she said. “It brings the school together.”

Sophomore Sean Gilbert of Wall said he was surprised by the turnout of class color day.

“I think it’s very nice how the freshman have shown a lot of spirit in Spirit Week,” he said.

The delay of spirit week – and its inclusion of a late Halloween – has sparked controversy with some students, including Gilbert. He said the costumes might be out of place, as this year’s Spirit Week is happening five weeks after Halloween.

“But that’s such a pivotal part of Spirit Week that we wouldn’t want to do away with it,” he said.