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Spirit Days Are Bringing Students Together

Reyna Kim
Pictured above from left to right are freshmen Bailey Anne Mullins and Vanika Krishnaswamy dressed in blue and white for Ice Out during spirit week.

Spirit days are a prominent part of the high school experience. Different spirit days can span from Pink Out to Adam Sandler Day. These spirit days can be a really fun way for students to get excited to go to school and dress up with their peers. Spirit days, or sometimes weeks, typically build up to some sort of event or holiday such as homecoming or Halloween. This can create excitement surrounding the events and also publicize them more.

“I enjoy spirit weeks because it shows how unified our school is and it takes a break from the stressful workload,” said junior Logan Thompson, a member of SCA, which organizes spirit weeks at FHS.

In FHS, dressing up for spirit days and posting on your Instagram gives your grade spirit points which total at the end of the school year. The grade with the most spirit points receives a spirit trophy. This motivates more students to participate in spirit days and creates friendly competition between grade levels. However, something some students notice is that the senior class typically gains the most points from each spirit day. 

“I think the seniors always win the spirit week [because] it’s their last year and they’ve already seen the ideas from prior years so they all go big and they give it their all,” said freshman Manishka Sharma.

While spirit days can be a great activity to make students feel more included and to strengthen the school community, some students don’t feel this way. Some spirit days have far less participation than others. An example of this is Ugly Sweater Day, which garnered 299 spirit points across all grades. Other more popular spirit days such as Neon Out added up to 805 spirit points across all grades.


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Reyna Kim
Reyna Kim, Staff Writer
My name is Reyna, and I’m a freshman at Freedom. This is my first year in Uncaged. Aside from Journalism, I am part of Freedom’s SCA, and in my free time, I enjoy drawing and writing!