The Inexplicable, Happy Chaos of Spirit Week

By Chandler S. ’17

The craziest, most unique week of the year has once again graced our school. Filling the hallways with the youngest to the oldest students, all overflowing with an inexplicable kind of happy chaos, Spirit Week has never been more exciting.

Starting out the week was the classic Pajama Day, when a startling number of Upper Schoolers somehow procured teenage-sized onesies. Perhaps the cutest day was Tuesday, Decade Day, when the entire school dressed up in their assigned decade’s fashion, including a mass of third graders decked out in 50s attire. Students showcased their patriotism on Wednesday for America Day, and if you were lucky you saw Upper School’s very own Captain America, Malick G. ’16. The most creative day was Thursday, Disney/Superhero Day, when there was an array of characters, most notably new Upper School Math teacher, Ms. Bonner, dressed perfectly from head-to-toe as the Evil Queen from Snow White.

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Finishing off the week, the Upper School got all kinds of spirited as Color Wars brought classes together in an intense bonding experience of rock-paper-scissors, scavenger hunts and dance battles. As one of the most anticipated days of the year for Upper School, this Color Wars certainly did not disappoint. I’ve never witnessed every grade so passionately invested in their class’s performance during the Color Wars Assembly as they were on Friday afternoon. We reached a whole new level of embracing the weirdness that is Color Wars, and I was not hitherto aware that that amount of craziness could fit into our theater.

Congratulations to the winner of Color Wars 2015: The Seniors!

And an extra special, extra unlikely, borderline-inconceivable congratulations to this year’s 42-36 Cougar Bowl winners: The Faculty!