Spirit Week Festivities

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Terence Checkett

The beginning of the school year always brings Homecoming and its extensive activities and celebrations. One of the most popular being spirit week at Lakewood High. Spirit week always takes place the week leading up to Homecoming and is a chance for students to show their school spirit by dressing up in different themes every day to school. The themes are decided by student council, this year Monday will be USA themed, show off your best red, white and blue. Tuesday will be preppy day, get into your favorite preppy clothes. Wednesday will be wild west themed, dig into the closet for those overall and cowboy hats. Thursday you should wear your favorite team or player’s jersey. And Friday will be class colors day: Freshman wear red, Sophomores are yellow, Juniors wear white, and the Senior class wears purple, rounded out by the staff in black.

Friday will also conclude with the pinnacle of spirit week, the pep rally. All students will gather in the gym during 8th and 9th period on Friday to cheer on our sports teams, play games class versus class, and also to anoint a Homecoming King and Queen, voted on by the student body. Later that day students in clubs and sports teams will participate in the Spirit parade, bringing school spirit and cheer all the way from Lakewood Park to the High School football field where our Lakewood Rangers will take on the North Olmsted Eagles in a highly anticipated South Western Conference match up.

The week is concluded the next day on Saturday when Lakewood High School students gather at the LHS gym for the heralded Homecoming dance, a night of fun and excitement.

The success and hype of these events is completely dependent on the participation and excitement of the student body. I encourage you to participate as much as possible for the best Homecoming experience.