Julia Schettler ’18
It’s finally October: the afternoons are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper and at Bethel High School, students have just celebrated spirit week.
This year, the homecoming football game fell on October 13 and Spirit Week lasted from Tuesday, Oct. 10 until Friday, Oct. 13. Despite the shortened schedule, students still felt the same spirit they always associate with the week.
“This year’s spirit week was a little disjointed because we didn’t have school Monday, Friday was a half day, and Wednesday the seniors didn’t have to come in….but we all came together and celebrated spirit week with as much exuberance as we always have,” said senior class president Catherine Galliford.
Just as in past years, students from all grade levels got involved with the dress up days. This year, days included America Day on Tuesday, Superhero Day on Wednesday, Class Charity Day on Thursday, and Maroon and White Day on Friday.
“I really like Superhero Day, because everyone always goes all out for that one,” commented Lindsey Waters ‘19.
Catherine Quinn ‘18 explains she is fond of Class Charity Day.
“We get to represent our class by dressing up and everyone gets enthusiastic about dressing up for a good cause,” said Quinn.
The fall pep rally concluded, as always, Spirit Week which this year did not come without controversy. After the week long competition, the freshman class shocked the school by pulling ahead last minute to win the coveted Cup. While upperclassmen were outraged, the class of 2021 couldn’t hide their excitement at winning the competition.
“It was a great way to end our first Spirit Week in the high school!” says freshman Molly Schettler.
Still, the end of Spirit Week 2017 was a happy one, with the football team defeating Lyman Hall 25-20 Friday night and the tailgate party replacing the bonfire. With all the ups and downs of Spirit Week at Bethel High School, it’s no wonder this tradition is a hallmark of any high school experience.