Spirit commission puts on guessing game featuring teachers’ baby photos

February 13, 2010 — by Apeksha Sharma

In the week leading up to February break, students and staff entering the office found themselves faced with a puzzle while looking at a big display with baby pictures. They asked themselves questions like, “Is that picture of Mrs. Ritchie or Ms. Brown?” These guessing game was inspired from the new competition started by the spirit commission in which students tried to match each staff baby picture to their corresponding name.

This contest is in much the same vein as previous holiday-themed events and games, such as Holiday Hunt where students were instructed to find the missing penguins hidden around school. The winner of the competition received a free ticket for the Sadies for Haiti dance.

“This was a great way to get students involved with teachers in a new and fun way,” said junior spirit commissioner Shir Nehama.

The commission is also looking to increase school spirit with the various points and prizes awarded to individuals with the most spirit.

“To increase our school spirit, we introduced the class point competition,” said Nehama. “Students earn points toward their grade and then the grade with the most points will be honored with the ‘Most Spirited’ title and a prize.”

This awarding of class points has motivated many students to become interested in taking part in the spirit days.

“Students want to make sure their class is on top because they want to exemplify the pride,” said Nehama. “So far the sophomores are in the lead in the class points competition.”

Additional prizes for winning events include things that many students will be able to use here at school.

“We are also planning on giving away dance tickets and more class points for our upcoming events,” said Nehama.

When it comes to getting involved in these various events, many students wonder what the point is in dressing up just for a day. However, Nehama finds that there is more to spirit besides looking ridiculous for a day.

“School Spirit is extremely important. School Spirit induces a sort of unity and pride between students,” said Nehama. “Spirit also provides a way for students to get their minds off the academic curriculum and have fun with dress up days and school activities.”

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