Spirit Week & Karaoke Night
Mass Academy’s doors were unlocked on the morning of October 25, but instead of usual juniors walking in to sign in at Ms. Julie Theriault’s desk, twins and similar-dressed groups walked in instead. It was the beginning of spirit week, a tradition held among high schools that encourages students to dress up to a particular theme for a day.
Starting on Tuesday the 25th and ending on Halloween, this year’s spirit week began with “Twin Day,” where people could dress up like someone else. Wednesday saw “Decades Day,” a celebration of the fashions from different decades. Homeroom colors (chosen on the field trip to Camp Bournedale) were on full display on Thursday, and “Pajama Day” on Friday encouraged the junior class to bring some comfortable clothing. Finally, on Halloween (the following Monday), juniors were allowed to wear their Halloween costumes.
Favorite costumes ranged widely throughout the student population.
“My favorite costume was Shuling’s [Lin] Mushu costume because he really committed to the role and said phrases from the movie,” said junior McKenna Childs.
Others loved junior Rianna Santra’s costume.
“Rianna’s [Santra] costume looked amazing and she put a lot of effort into it,” said juniors Emily Wang and Amy Chen.
However, that was not all that spirit week had to offer! On Friday night (the 28th), the junior student government hosted a karaoke night in the Brickyard. There were plenty of snacks and juniors and seniors alike had lots of fun.
Who had the best performance? It seems to be up in the air amongst students.
“One of the best performances was Josh’s [Schnee] and Vaishnaivi’s [Harish] duo on ‘World’s Smallest Violin’ by AJR,” said junior Jenny Shaughnessy.
Other students nominated Kweku Akese for best performer.
“Kweku sang ‘Favorite Crime’ by Olivia Rodrigo, and he stole the show,” said junior Shuling Lin.
After a week full of costumes and singing, some students looked forward to another school activity.
“After Bournedale and Karaoke Night, I feel very karaoked out,” said Lin. “We should move on to another group activity.”
Others were raving for more.
“I would have loved ‘Anything but a Backpack’ day,” said junior Giang Pham. “Anything but a Backpack day” refers to the trend of schools asking their students to carry their items for school in various items, such as microwaves, shopping carts, or trash cans.”
Overall, community events such as spirit week and karaoke night show that our school community overall enjoys school spirit days and events; they truly show the best qualities of every student attending the Academy. We can’t wait for what comes next!
Junior Staff Writer