Since Monday, June 9th, Science Leadership Academy has been celebrating its 2014 spirit week. The school event was organized by sophomores Melissa Alvarez, Amanda Thieu, and Joie Nearn.
SLAMedia met up with one of the planners, Amanda Thieu. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“I wanted to plan spirit week because I felt like SLA was lacking a lot of normal high school things like spirit week, pep rallies, homecomings, and I thought that spirit week was reachable for SLA students, and plus it costs no money at all.”
Planning for spirit week began in April when Melissa and Amanda were wondering why SLA never had their own spirit week, or many popular school events in general. They took to the popular social media site, twitter.com, and tweeted their principal about it.
Mr.Lehmann informed the girls that SLA has had spirit weeks in the past when students had organized them. The two decided to take lead, and created a google form with a list of fun spirit week days for the students to vote for.
When the form was closed, the SLA student body had chosen their five favorite days:
Decades Day, Twin Tuesday, TV/Cartoon/Movie Character Day, International Day, and Pajama Day.
“I was like why are we doing TV/Movie Character day? But Twin Tuesday’s gonna be poppin. I was very excited. It knew spirit week was gonna be poppin’,” planner Joie Nearn said.
On Monday the 9th, the students showed up in outfits from their favorite decade. Hippies, 50’s girls, and even 80’s boys walked the halls of SLA for the day.
“I honestly wasn’t expecting as many people to dress up that did. Just from past experience here, like Halloween for example, there was only a handful of people that actually showed up in costumes. So to see students roaming the halls looking like they’re fresh out the 80’s really made me happy,” planner Melissa Alvarez shared.
Today the school celebrated Twin Tuesday. A shoutout from the Principal on the intercom yesterday about SLA’s spirit week seemed to hype the students up about twinning with their friends. The turnout was quite exciting for the girls that planned it.
SLA will continue it’s multiple themed week tomorrow with “Dress like a TV/Movie Character Day.” Only the students know what’s in store for the next few days.