Leadership pleased with participation from Halloween spirit week

November 20, 2022 — by Allison Tan
Photo by Allison Tan
Spirit commission takes on five unique dress-up days to increase Halloween spirit.
The October spirit week began with red ribbon day on Oct. 21 and ended with the outreach commission’s trunk or treat event on Oct. 29.

The leadership class’s spirit, outreach and tech commissions began Halloween spirit week preparations on Oct. 24. The week kicked off on Oct. 21, when all students were encouraged to wear red in support of Red Ribbon Day, a national day dedicated to drug-abuse prevention.

The recently revamped outreach commission, working in tandem with the spirit and tech commissions, handed out red ribbon pins and stickers for students to wear to show support for the cause. Senior outreach head Jasmine Ispasoiu noted the necessity and importance of recognizing the opioid and mental health crises in America.

“It was just really fulfilling to see [red ribbon day] all come together,” Ispasoiu said. 

The week following red ribbon day, the spirit commission, headed by senior Ela Machiroutu, planned for five special dress-up days to increase the school’s Halloween spirit. The week began with a mismatched Monday (students wore clashing outfits), followed by tacky tourist Tuesday (cosplaying as tacky tourists), woke up like this Wednesday (an abundance of pajama pants), that Joe Thursday (where students dressed up as iconic people named Joe) and lastly, favorite celebrity Friday.  

“[I was] really excited for ‘that Joe’ Thursday,” senior spirit commissioner Nadine Cobourn said. “[It was] a lot of fun and we found inspiration from other schools on TikTok.”

As people dressed up according to the days, the spirit commission was pleased with the good turnout in spirit day participation as the spirit commission incentivized students by awarding gift cards to the most creative students and faculty. 

To round off the week of Halloween festivities, the outreach commission organized the annual Trunk or Treat for Oct. 29 — the first year since 2019. As a tradition, upperclassmen signed up for their cars to be in the fest, where they decorated their trunks and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters in the community. 

“We made sure that all the spirit days were accessible to everyone by working on different videos and posts that we shared across social media,” Cobourn said. “It was all really exciting.”

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