Westhill’s spirit-filled week

Westhill students decked out in neon clothes pose in the courtyard // Photo courtesy of @westhill_principal.

On October 25, Westhill hosted the annual homecoming dance. As upheld by tradition, Spirit Week took place in the days leading up to the dance to build excitement among the students. The senior student council helped pick themes for each day of Spirit Week. Students from all grades look forward to spirit week every year and use the time to show their school spirit. 

“I like spirit week because I get to go all out with my friends. I love getting to show my creativity a different way on each day of spirit week,” Eve LaForte (’21) said.

Monday was Pajama Day. Tuesday was Jersey Day and everyone showed up to school wearing jerseys from their favorite sports teams, whether it was a Westhill sports team or a major league team. Wednesday may not have been July 4, but students came to school wearing red, white, and blue. The senior committee stressed that it was not U.S.A Day because they wanted it to be inclusive of all cultures. On Thursday, the students were more colorful than ever as everybody wore neon for Neon Day. Friday showed the biggest student participation in Spirit Week as everyone dressed in their assigned class colors. Seniors wore purple, juniors wore gold, sophomores wore black, and freshmen wore white. 

The Young Political Scientists of America (YPSA) attended their club meeting in red, white, and blue on Wednesday // Photo contributed by Paolo Mazzara.

“I liked Spirit Week because I got to take pictures and dress up with my friends,” Jenna Cohen (’23) said. 

All of Spirit Week made students even more excited for the Homecoming Dance on Friday night, which ran from seven to eleven p.m. Students had the opportunity to relax and let loose with their friends for a night of dancing and music. 

On Saturday afternoon, students headed to the Westhill bleachers at two o’clock to show their support for the Varsity football team as they won the homecoming game 14-8 against Bridgeport Central High School.

Students are now looking forward to the 2019 lip dub.

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