Tiger! Tigers! How Do You Feel?

Students share opinions on spirit week

Allie Crawford, Staff Writer

Spirit week — you either love it or hate it —and for students at Blue Valley, Spirit Week is one of the most enjoyable competitions that the school holds all year. During the week of September 13-17, BVHS held its traditional Homecoming spirit week with themed days, featuring class colors, country (upperclassmen) vs. country club (underclassmen), jersey day, holiday and the classic black and gold. 

There are several reasons why participating in spirit week is appealing, such as it being something to look forward to and the fact that it’s fun to dress up. Based on a poll of 51 students, 82% of students find spirit week important because it’s a fun and friendly competition, and 61% of students enjoy it because they like to have school spirit.

For most students, supporting their class is easy, but unfortunately there are always some who don’t get involved. Based on the same poll, 75% of students who did not participate said it was because they didn’t have anything to wear. 

It’s safe to say that kids at BV care about their school spirit and class points. 88% of students were disappointed in classmates who didn’t participate because they wanted their class to win.

With the beginning of last year being online, students never got the chance to dress up. So this year, with things back to normal, seniors took the opportunity to go all out and soak up the memorable experiences.

Senior Connor Stasieluk said his favorite moment was Mr. Bacon saying “Ho Ho Ho” in the halls.

Senior Reece Dickerson got a lot of attention on country day because people thought he dressed up as a lumberjack because of his beard.

Senior Madeline Fritz said for holiday day, she dressed up as Arbor Day (tree day) and handed out leaves. 

Spirit week ended with the well-deserving seniors in first, the freshmen in second, juniors in third and the sophomores in last. Students will continue supporting their class and cheering on Blue Valley until the next spirit week in February.