by Carley Davis
The WHS Student Government concluded Spirit Week on Oct. 28 with the seniors taking first place. The sophomores finished in second, the freshmen in third and the juniors in fourth.
According to Student Government Adviser Ms. Elizabeth Schultz, “The battle of the classes is always a close competition, but the seniors really gave the other classes a run for their money.”
Freshman Student Government Representative Charlie O’Brien said: “I loved seeing the decorations in the halls and the grades in their colors. In middle school everything was a lot more understated and here I saw almost every senior in black!”
Starting on Oct. 24, the Student Government held lunch time activities that included ladder ball, pin the mustache on Mr. Renwick, peanut golf, name that tune and lunch basketball.
The competitions contributed to the spirit points for each grade. In addition to the lunch time activities, there were wall wars, themed clothing each day of the week and an Indian Pin tournament.
Junior class representative Alex Jeffery said, “[Indian Pin] is a great way for guys in our school, who wouldn’t normally participate, to get involved.”
The Indian Pin tournament was held over the course of two nights, with a preliminary round on Oct. 24 and a finals round on Oct. 27.
Sophomore Corresponding Secretary Lizzie Ponce said, “Everyone gets so competitive and although it’s scary to be a referee, they’re really funny to watch.”
The Pep Rally, held in front of WHS, showcased fall sports captains, upcoming games, the varsity cheerleaders and the marching band.
Said O’Brien: “I loved [the pep rally]! It felt like some kind of initiation into high school, honestly straight out of a movie with the cheerleaders and the band.”
Each captain from the fall sports team made a short speech and took part in a relay race—the Athletic Challenge.
“It was nice to be honored as a captain of the soccer team and represent the program with a speech,” said senior soccer Tri-Captain Jordan Yarusi. “I was really nervous about the sports activities because I had to dribble a ball in front of the entire school. But it was really fun for all the fall captains to get together and compete,” she said.
Members of the WHS community are looking forward to Spirit Week in the upcoming years.
Said Jeffery, “I think that there was a spike in participation in the Junior Class that laid the groundwork for a great year next year.”
The student body will have the opportunity to show their spirit at other Student Government events this year. According to senior Treasurer Ella D’Amico, the Student Government is currently working hard to plan Homecoming.
This year’s Homecoming will include the annual Powderpuff game, and bonfire, as well as a new Outdoor Folio.
Senior Alison Antonelli said: “I think Outdoor Folio is a really innovative idea, and since you can’t have an entire band perform, it emphasizes the acoustics. At the bonfire, Folio will be given another level of intimacy.”
Student Government Adviser Ms. Michelle Spreitzer said: “WHS is lucky to have so many events and activities. Hopefully, there will be more and more spirit each year and throughout the school year.”